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Kevyn Aucoin the sensual skin enhancer- how do you use it?
I'm so excited my first KA product has finally arrived. I tested it out last night, it is SO pigmented and feels a little bit dry. My question is, what tool do you usually use to apply it? Do you mix it with any other moisturizer or serum? If you do, please let me know which moisturizer works well this foundation? Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use mostly as a concealer, but if I use all over I mix with Embryolisse Lait Cream and apply with a beauty blender.   see post
Asian female seeking perfect powder
 I am: low maintenance, quite busy, and looking for the perfect match. No luck with makeup counter matchmakers, who insisted the had found the one for me, only to discover in natural light that they were far too pink or neutral for my yellow-toned skin. You are: easy to apply, oil free and non-irritating w spf. and although size doesn't matter(much), longish lasting most definitely does. Since my makeup regimen is composed entirely of powder+mascara, it's important that you're 'the one'.  Any advice on who to consult, where to go or what to buy would be fabulous since (despite the Clinique ladyinsisting that "all Asian girls want to look more white!") I haven't given up hope you're out there
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BEAUTY PRO asdfkl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm Asian as well and I use Physicians Formula Mineral Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Loose Powder. It works really well with yellow toned skin. It has really good covera... see post
The best Corrector ???
Which is the best corrector, Bobbi Brown Peach or Giorgio Armani Orange ??? I have dry skin, very minimal darkness but deep hollows. I use a full coverage concealer but need a corrector as well. 
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Devi92,   One of my first orange concealers was the Armani one! I have light-medium skin with yellow undertones and I could not believe how well it neutralized my... see post
HELP - LIGHT COVERAGE FOUNDATION
I am trying to find a sheer coverage foundation, with a natural finish. I want the foundation to just even out my skin tone.  I do not like tinted moisturizer,  I tried the Nars Sheer Glow, but it look like a medium to full, so i did not like it. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ Nykole / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
While it may not be what you are looking for, I use Tarte's BB tinted treatment 12 hour primer and it evens out my skin tone without looking like I am wearing foundation... see post
Best contour set for fair skin?
I've been on the market for a contour kit for a while now, its practically the only item i do not own. I was excited for the ABH contour kit to come out, since they have two shade options, but i've only heard mixed reviews. Maybe my mind is just intimidated by the apparent darkness of some of the darker shades in some of these kits, but has anyone else had any luck?
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SIGHTSEER lovelymissaimee / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
Okay FIRST OF ALL that video was amazing, that contour powder was flawless and im most def headed to sephora asap to get it and also that brush!!! that was the most amaz... see post
Large Pores
What's the best foundation and/or primer to minimize/hide pores? I've used smashbox pore minimizing primer, but no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer Shade Help
I'd like to try it but I don't know which shade (and unfortunately I don't have access to a store that carries KA).  Any suggestions?  My color IQ is 3Y07.  Thanks
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BEAUTY BOSS njattana / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks for the tip I just purchased samples of two shades I've been curious to try! see post
How do you apply your foundation? A poll of sorts
Just curious on what everyone's favorite tool for foundation application is.    I swear by my beauty blender, but I've never used a brush, other than for powder foundations like bare minerals.   
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BEAUTY MASTER mpas / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Not all my foundations respond well to the same method.  No matter what I will dot the foundation all over my face and blend with either the BB or Real Tecniques Expert ... see post
MUFE Step 1 Skin Equalizers
"'As painters always start with a smooth, perfectly prepped canvas to ensure a perfect end result, makeup artists need unified, flawless even-textured skin as a the starting point for perfect makeup results every time. ' -Dany’s words.   Discover the first step of your complexion routine for a perfect result: STEP1 Skin EQUALIZER . Like a makeup booster, the new primers prepare the skin for a perfect complexion just like a painter prepares his canvas with a basecoat. STEP1 Skin EQUALIZER is an equalizer that can balance out every skin to provide perfect texture and the best possible base to apply foundation.   The new generation primer improves the skin texture with a lighting or transparency effect, without changing the carnation; it acts like a brightness modulator. The 6 formulas answer to 6 issues: shining, dehydration, dryness, redness, dilated pores and fine line, lack of radiance.   STEP1 Skin EQUALIZER is an entire range which allows tailor-made primers for each woman."     Has anyone tried these yet?  Looks like there's something for everyone.  I recently switched from my old Smashbox primer to Too Faced Primed and Poreless, and I feel like it just emphasizes my pores.  (Strange, because it gets such great reviews, but I swear they weren't this big when I used my old stuff.) I'm interested in the Smoothing Primer.  I'm sure by the time my No Buy is over, there will be plenty of reviews, but I'm curious now!
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BEAUTY WHIZ k617 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
So first day of testing the mattifying primer...   I cleaned my face, put on some oil free moisturizer, and took a pea sized amount of primer and spread it all over my... see post
Looking for a primer and foundation for oily skin that has uneven texture (acne pitted scars)
What is a good face primer and foundation for oily skin and uneven texture (acne pitted scars) I am tired of foundations making my scars appear larger and more noticeable. I am using several products from the Nude Skincare line and that has helped a lot but now I just need to find the right primer and foundation to pair with it. I know that nothing I put on is going to make me appear flawless but there has to be some makeup out there that helps minimize the appearance of my scars. My current routine in the am is: nude skincare serum, Sephora matte moisturizer w/spf, Clinique super primer (I just received a sample of this), Lancôme pore minimizer (I recently purchased this to use just for filling in the pitted scars that are mainly on my cheeks) and MAC pro-long wear foundation.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For oily skin that also is experiencing textural differences, try a silicone based primer as the silica particles form more of a barrier over skin so make up isn't as pr... see post
how to use facial primer?
how to use facial primer? i just got some and have no idea how to use it. Thanks, Sarah
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IT GIRL abeoj / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Hi! :) You apply primer after moisturizer (make sure the moisturizer has had sufficient time to settle into the skin). Some say you only need to apply to the parts of y... see post
What's the best highlighter?
I have pale skin with cool undertone (Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation 42). I need something that won't glitter like crazy but give me a nice shine. I was thinking about getting the Shiseido Medusa Highlighter (which I'd have to order in Canada since it was discontinued). Thanks.
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BEAUTY PRO ElleW2005 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi!   I don't personally own Medusa yet (it's hopefully on order!) but personally one of my favorite highlighters is the Laura Mercier Matte Radiance highlighter. It d... see post
MUFE Concealer Shade?
Hi! In the Nars concealer, I'm the shade Honey. It's a bit too pink for me and I want to try out the MUFE concealer, mostly because it has a WAY better shade selection. I'm normally light-medium and have constantly rosy cheeks, so the concealer needs to be around neutral-warm for it to be natural-looking at all!  Any help? -Katie
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concealer shade
i want to buy the new urban decay concealer online and im not sure which shade should i buy, in the urban decay foundation i use the color 4.0
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ccathe, I recommend the color Medium Light Neutral in the Urban Decay Concealer! :) -Laura   see post
2015 Spring / Summer Make up
Is matte or dewy / glow make up in for 2015?   Right now i use do not use foundation, but use some bronzer / blush with a little face powder over it to set.  Its more of a matte look.  If a dewy look is in, how would i get that?  Do i need to drop the face powder? I feel like it does keep the blush bronzer better throughout the day. Thanks
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi laur1234, Try a luminous primer!  I like the Dior Glow Maximizer primer.  Also the Cover FX Illuminating primer is another great option.  Adding an illuminating pri... see post
Hourglass Oxygen Foundation Mineral Powder No. 3 0.46 oz
You no longer carry Hourglass Oxygen Foundation Mineral Powder No. 3 0.46 oz  , is there another product you recommend with color matching?  I don't have time to get to a store any time soon and I'm quickly running out!  Thank you.
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Mmjdallas / NEWCOMER / replied
When I go to the Hourglass website and choose that product, then choose Stores, it shows me my local Sephora.  I'm not sure if that's because they will carry it in the s... see post
How to sanitize cream blushes and eyeshadows?
HALL OF FAMER vanillammm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
google "beauty so clean" make up sanitizer - they make a spray and wipes to sanitize your cosmetics. You can get it on amazon.   see post
What's the best foundation for covering pores
What's the best foundation for covering pores & fine lines? Everything I tried lately accentuates every imperfection I have!
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi laurievw,   Let us know more about what your skintype is like and what foundations you have tried. Additionally, let us know what your foundation preferences are ... see post
Tinted Moisturizer Help
I am needing help determining which tinted moisturizer to try on my sensitive, acne prone skin that is just a combination of everything under the sun.  I want something that has sunscreen in it as I will be out in the sun a fair amount these next few months.
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BEAUTY WHIZ kelloua / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
That is definitely great advice.  I always seem to have the best luck when I pick up samples of the products on my short list and then see how it works wirh the rest of ... see post
RCMA foundation
Has anyone used this foundation before?  Unfortunately, it's not sold at Sephora (yet?  here's hoping) but I am getting samples of it in my never-ending quest to find the perfect foundation for me.  It is a cream foundation, which I have never used before, and I don't know how best to apply it.  I have heard that you should use a moist beauty blender.  If that's true, that's fine, but I'll have to go buy one because I don't have one (I usually use foundation brushes).  Does anyone know if a foundation brush works for this type of foundation?  Or fingers?  I kind of hate the idea of buying a beauty blender to test the foundation, just in case I don't like it and now I have a beauty blender that I probably won't use if I end up with a liquid foundation.  But if that is the best/only way to apply that type of foundation, I'll buy it because I want to give the foundation a good shot.
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HeyFayeFaye / NEWCOMER / replied
A wax based foundation like this isn't ideal to be used with a Damp Beauty Blender.   You can use  The BB for blending after it is applied or a brush of your choice.  I... see post
Help! foundation that does not oxidize!
     I was just doing a questionnaire.. and realized that I don't have a foundation on my favorites list that doesn't oxidize.... nars sheer glow, guerlain lingerie de peau, lancome teint miracle and cushion foundations find a way to oxidize on my skin ..  I've tried the UD naked and it doesn't look so good on my skin..    I have combination skin, and is looking for something light weight and natural looking with some glow please help 
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
How do u know when foundation oxidizes? see post
Concealer match help
Hey all! I wear MUFE Full Cover Concealer in shade 5 and it's a good match for my skin. If I wanted to try the Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer, what shade would I try? Thanks in advance!
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kevinbt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi plm95! If you wear the Make Up For Ever Concealer in shade 5, I would recommend trying shade  Sx05 in the Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer! :)  It's out of stock ri... see post
I have difficulty determing the correct shade
I need help determining the correct shade & type of foundation.  I always seem to pick something that is to dark.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My suggestion for finding a match is swatching anywhere from 2-4 shades alongside your cheek /jawline. Step into natural light (stand near a window or even g... see post
Q. no transfer foundation
Everytime I kiss my boyfriend, my foundation rubs off on his face. He's black and i am a light nc25 (mac pro longwear) any suggestions on a foundation that doesnt rub off? I need a medium to full coverage, that wont dry out my skin.
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. DiorSkin Extreme Wear Flawless Makeup SPF 25 is a fantastic foundation that is non-transferring and waterproof which you can read all about here:  http://www.sephora.com... see post
NARS All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation Observation
I picked up a sample of this in Fiji which swatched very nicely on my hand. I tried it on my face this morning and was horrified at the yellow mess looking back at me. My first thought was "OMG I HAVE TO WASH THIS OFF" which was followed by "OMG I DON'T HAVE TIME TO WASH THIS OFF". I never had that bad of a reaction to a foundation before - that it was so hideous I had to wash it off. Then I thought I'll try to cover it up with a bit of my Lingerie de Peau.    Within the few seconds that all of this was running through my mind something amazing happened - the foundation melted beautifully into my skin and blended perfectly with my skin tone. I have no idea how it could have gone from the ugly yellow that went on to a perfect match for my skin but there you have it.   I still think I might try a better color match because it's still a bit off-putting to see that much yellow on my NW20 skin tone, but just wanted you guys to know that this foundation does transform.   And the result is gorgeous. Flawless and beautiful. I went from hating it more than any foundation ever to loving it.   Just FYI. :-) 
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HALL OF FAMER ilovpurses / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I must say I did have some issues with my fingers and with my brushes. I don't have the beauty blender (tried it many months ago and returned it), but I do have that Sep... see post
Color Match
Hello, I am wondering about a color match for: KEVYN AUCOIN The Sensual Skin Enhancer. Currently, I own MUFE HD in 118, which I love, but I want to try this foundation. Any suggestions on the best color match?
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Laura, do you by any chance have an idea of which shade of the sensual skin enhancer will work for me?  I really want to try it but I can't find it in store around me... see post
sephora perfection mist airbrush foundation, which color to choose, light or medium
anyone try this foundation,  and was the color true to what you normally wear?
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi AmyEnke,   Lylysa is right! What shade of a foundation do you currently wear? I have used this foundation before and the shades are very different. Please let us ... see post
Primer
I'm currently looking for a new face primer to try out. I've been using the Smashbox Pore Minimizing primer and, although, I do love the primer to tends to leave me dry patches sometimes. I do have oily skin. I have tried the Benefit POREfessional before and I really do like that one as well, it just leaves me feeling greasy. Any suggestion on what primer I should try out?
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BEAUTY GURU SugaredMagnolia / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I keep product hopping on primer, but come back to Hourglass Mineral Veil every time. I think it is fabulous - great texture, not a moisturizer (so many just feel like m... see post
powder foundation help
I want to try a powder foundation i have combo dry skin, and i would like a full coverage finish any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER drrragon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lancome Dual Finish was my go-to until they discontinued the fragrance-free version.  I'm now using Kat Von D (after a string of duds) which is working great for me so f... see post
Q. whats the best full coverage foundation for oily skin?
Whats the best full coverage foundation for oily skin?Possibly long wearing also?
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IT GIRL 4everacting / IT GIRL IT GIRL / answered
A. I would definitely try the Kat Von D lock it foundation. It's great for ALL skin types and doesn't budge all day. I did a test and wore it for 18 hours when I was workin... see post