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kristenlm
IT Cosmetics - yay or nay?
Has anyone tried many of the IT Cosmetics products? I recently purchased the CC cream with SPF 50 and the Tightline mascara. I'm really enjoying these two products. I'm also considering their matte eyeshadow palette after seeing reviews on YT by MakeupbyTiffanyD. Has anyone tried any of the brand's other products? Did you like them or were they not worth it?
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LariTheLoud
BEAUTY SAVANT LariTheLoud / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
My Naturally Pretty palette should be arriving anytime now. :) So excited to play with it and use it in combination with my glorious Electric Palette! see post
lecia1167
Wayne Goss's tip on applying foundation is really interesting....
  I am so gonna try this!!   This trick will hold your foundation in place all day. No excess post powdering. It will also fill in pores and some fine lines! I KNOW! We've been told to powder after foundation, and this makes total sense. And it works. But what works really well is to powder before foundation. After moisturiser and primer THEN YOU POWDER. Then you apply foundation OVER THE POWDER! This will fill in pores. But what it will do is keep your foundation in place all day. If you have dry skin you will not need to powder your foundation after. You can just leave it. For those with very oily skin you will need a touch of powder on the t-zone only. Give it a go. Let me know what you think and the results Oh and thumbs up! Thank you!
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OwlAndTanager
BEAUTY BUFF OwlAndTanager / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I've never heard of pre-foundation powdering before this post. I have REALLY dry skin, so I don't know if this will work for me. I'm excited to try it out, though! see post
kbmatthews
No makeup. Actually.
I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too.   None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm).   This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower.   Anyone else brave enough?    
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
  Pardon my huge forehead.  see post
darshani
Beauty blender or Brush?
Which applies foundation better?!
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urbandecaybabe
BEAUTY BOSS urbandecaybabe / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I use both, depending on the foundation.   With creamy and thicker foundations, I only use my beautyblender.  With runny and liquidy foundations, I use my Sephora Pro ... see post
kymsway
I am looking for Sephora Sun Disk soleil cuivre 01
jshow5
BEAUTY WHIZ jshow5 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
You might want to check the trade threads to see if anybody has one they will part with. see post
darshani
FOUNDATION!
I'm looking to switch from MAC to a new type of foundation. I've tried the Dior spray, Makeup Forever HD foundation, and NARS, not really a fan of them. I'm currently using a foundation from E.L.F, which at first seemed good but not really liking it anymore. Any suggestions? (For dry skin)
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dannyc
HALL OF FAMER dannyc / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have dry skin & use Retin-A this winter I mostly wore HG Immaculate. It's so quick & easy to apply since it sets in seconds. I just use my fingers and work section by ... see post
Titian06
SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE, Rush Luster Cheek Sweep
Hi, all!  For anyone who hasn't ordered the SEPHORA+PANTONE UNIVERSE, Rush Luster Cheek Sweep, yet, I received an e-mail from Sephora that says, " We are sorry to inform you that this item has been discontinued."  If you're still interested, you'll need to check your local store or SiJCP.
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makeupobesessed
HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I want this too. and I found it in a store an hour away...do I drive there or don't I??? see post
mrsbaine
Peach Blush for Medium tone girls... like me
Hi guys! I'm on the hunt for a peach color blush. I got HG's Dim Infusion when it was back in stock yesterday. Tried it today and it was way too light. Literally, all I see is the Dim powder, not the peach blush. What do you guys suggest for a true peach blush? I have Clinque's Cheek Pop in Ginger Pop already, which is not really peach. Any help would be appreciate! Thanks! 
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DiVWA
BEAUTY PRO DiVWA / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'd be curious to hear what MrsBaine ends up buying and really liking. see post
mdelrosario91
Applying blush over acne scars?
I have very dark red acne scars all over my cheeks from cystic acne.  Whenever I put blush on, no matter how careful I am, my acne scars peek through because the foundation gets rubbed off.  Same goes with bronzer. Anyone have any tips on how to work around this? Or should I just go without blush/bronzer (eek)?    (Left cheek for reference, right cheek is not as severe)
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evno
HALL OF FAMER evno / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried setting your face first? Like applying your foundation, setting it with a spray, like Urban Decay All-Nighter spray, and then applying the blush and bronz... see post
redwagon44
Preferred brush for Guerlain Meteorites?
Any recommendations? I looked at the Guerlain brush, but that has gotten pretty poor reviews. I've also heard good things about the NARS Botan brush. Which do you prefer?   http://www.sephora.com/botan-brush-P214800
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reflectsgold
BEAUTY BOSS reflectsgold / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I use the Real Techniques Powder Brush see post
reflectsgold
KVD Lock it concealer
Is shade #36 being discontinued? Its been unavailable on the website for weeks and the stores are out of samples and the spot is empty. :-/
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reflectsgold
BEAUTY BOSS reflectsgold / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
ok good to know. thanks Randee!! see post
MK89
UD Naked Foundation Tips?
Hi lovely ladies!   So I just started using the Naked foundation and am liking it so far. I moisturize and then use the Porefessional to prime, and then use the UD Optical Blurring blush to buff in the foundation. I like the results but want to know how you use your Naked foundation! How do you like setting/finishing it? What kind of primers do you think work well with it? Any tips and tricks on getting it to look as flawless as possible? I also tried the UD Loose Finishing Powder recently because I heard such great reviews but I find that it doesn't look very good on me at all. I think the shade is fine but the powder looks obviously applied on me and doesn't do me any favors if I have a dry patch or two. Any tips on applying it to get that flawless finish?   Keep in mind that I have oily skin but get little dry patches in places if I cleanse my face and don't moisturize...midday though, my skin always gets oily and this doesn't help with staying power
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malday
HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you exfoliate? I exfoliate pretty often so any dry patches I get are usually not very noticible. I prime using Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, it helps with the oily p... see post
Tlglz20
Need help!
So I just purchased the anastasia contour kit but not sure which brushes are the best ones to use. I'm still new to the makeup scene and need an idea of which brushes to buy. Can anyone help me decide which ones are the best. Thank You
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Tlglz20
Tlglz20 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks:) see post
gtichick
Ok - Talk to me about Meteorites
So this is a product that is normally WAY out of my price range. but I have a couple GCs from Xmas and I'm pretty well stocked on all my necessities right now. I know a lot of people swear they're worth it, but for so much $$$ I am pretty wary of splurging. Normally I'd go into the store and have them apply to my face and walk around for the day, or ask for a sample (would they even make a sample of this, though?) BUT my local store doesn't even carry them. Does anyone know of something even vaguely similar for a lot less? My thoughts are if there is something KIND of like it, that I could try out at my local store, or purchase for a lot less, if I liked THAT maybe I'd bite the bullet and go for it. Any thoughts? Ideas? HELP ME!
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Just got that email and am putting an order together now.  I played with the regular ones at Sephora yesterday and was going to order them until I saw these were back! see post
allabouttheface
Best Full Coverage Foundation Brushes???
Hello to All:   I am looking for a liquid foundation brush that will give me a greatest coverage as it can be. I have interest on Sephora Pro #56 and Marc Jacobs #1 foundation brush. An air brushed effect will be great. But I can not decide which one I should get...so if anyone used one of these or if you have another foundation brush to recommend, tell me!!!! THANKS
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levid
BEAUTY MAVEN levid / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I just ordered the #56 today but I tend to use my beauty blender all the time and I own a complete set of Sigma brushes and MAC brushes. It depends on the foundation but... see post
mrsbaine
HG Blushes - Back In Stock
Morning! I know many people have been waiting for HG Blushes to come back in stock. I got an e-mail this AM for the Dim Infusion. The only two that aren't in stock are the ones that went OOS last week. Happy Shopping! 
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mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So I got it yesterday, and tried to wear it today; it's too light. Way too light- all I see is the Dim light powfer, no peach color to coincide with it. :( Oh well- back... see post
cm3699
beginner makeup for redhead?
  I want to start wearing more makeup, but am unsure what products to buy. I have long strawberry blonde hair with fair skin. Any suggestions? thanks so much
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neko333
HALL OF FAMER neko333 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm a strawberry blonde with fair skin and green eyes. Here are my tips!   -Never try to cover your freckles, I barley have any but wearing heavy foundation just looks... see post
Natalian
Chanel Foundation Help!!!! Please Please PERFECTION LUMIERE.
Have anyone used Chanel Foundation yet??? I really need help with this thing , I am using PERFECTION LUMIERE. I usually applied lotion, toner, and primer before applying this foundation on. However, it still gave me a cake looked, it even getting worst when i applied powder on, (also use same brand). I am also using beauty blender to apply make up too. Did I do something wrong with the make up routine? How to prevent a cake looked? is the high SPF is better for foundation ?SPF 10 and SPF 15... What do you apply on your face before apply foundation? My friend recommended me use CC or BB cream to prevent the cakey look. Is that right? Please Help me 
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Natalian
BEAUTY GURU Natalian / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I used beauty blender, but it still gave me cakey.... So I asked one of youtube chanel makeup guru. beauty blender will dry out the foundation especially this foundation... see post
fatimamummy
BAREMINERALS Bareskin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation,,,,,Thoughts
I was browsing through Foundations and came across this new Serum foundation from BareMinerals that is supposed to be released on 1st of May,But there are already 20ish reviews there.....Does any one know how good is it as Serum Foundation is a pretty interesting term and I wonder would it really have all those skin care benefits in a product worth mere $35 C.
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BlushHoarder
HALL OF FAMER BlushHoarder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love it. It will be a good foundation to add to your collection. It is fogiving and gives the skin a nice finish. Would not say it is super buildable. Seems worthy eno... see post
xalexandriax
Tarte Blush for Light Skin?
I am looking for a blush by Tarte that will, of course, fit my skin tone. I have light skin and have more of a cool undertone. A colour that is not bold, maybe a peachy or coral shade instead?  Thanks! 
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Xalexandriax, I think that Dollface and Blissful will look good on your. Dollface is a pretty light wash of pink and Blissful is a sherbert looking coral! see post
joeanne
Do you change your foundation for the summer?
I saw this question on Temptalia's site and it got me wondering - do you change up your foundation for the summer months? I know the weather here in the beautiful Northeast really changes, from the super cold, dry winter to warm, humid summer. So that's when I see the change in my skin and need to change up my foundation and skin care!   Overall, I tend to use a lighter foundation in the summer, usually a powder foundation, and never leave home without my blotting papers! My skin definitely gets more oily over the summer, so goodbye to my Miracle Worker Foundation that I so loved over the winter, and hello to my Dior Powder foundation!  What about you?
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joeanne
HALL OF FAMER joeanne / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Wow, that had to be quite a change for you! I know what you mean with the changes in temperature though - it doesn't take too much for the oily skin to start up again. I... see post
hugsnkisses
Help preventing my foundation or BB cream from pooling in my large pores
I have very large pores on my nose and my face coverage always pools in the pores, accentuating their existence, and also making my nose look very odd (speckled with pools of saturated color that don't match the rest of my face).    I have tried so many different primers, and while Benefit's Pore Professional works great at blurring my pores when I go without foundation/BB cream, I can't get it to work under makeup.  When I wear Pore Professional I let it dry, then put makeup on top, but the silicone based formula gets wiped off during the application (doesn't matter if I use a brush or fingers).    Please help!  I feel like I tackled my long standing problem of clogged pores through my skin care routine, but now those pores are empty holes that suck up my make-up.  Ironically, I did not have these issues when I had bad clogged pores. :-(
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
To apply over make up, lightly tap and dab onto skin. :) see post
Tina0101
long lasting transfer resistant makeup
I am 43 and work as a dental assistant. i have to wear a mask (at least one per patient) all day. i am looking for a no transfer makeup that can last through my day
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If you set the foundation with finishing powder, almost any foundation can be transfer free choose a foundation depending on your skin type  but in general, matte foun... see post
tberge212
Full Coverage Foundation
I have severe acne and scarring, which leaves almost "craters'' when I put on foundation. I've always used BareMinerals "Fairly Light" in Matte but I found that it doesn't provide the full coverage I need and comes off very easily. I'm looking for a good foundation that provides full coverage. Regardless of price, what would be the best foundation for severe acne, scarring, oil and redness? I've tried tarte's new clay foundation and liked its coverage but the color isn't my favorite and leaves my skin looking a bit oily. Recommendations? Thanks!
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sammiebaby
BEAUTY BOSS sammiebaby / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I owned Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation and love the coverage also.  The Kat Von D one provides really awesome coverage too and you don't need a lot of product, plus the... see post
lexa42009
DRY SKIN - help!
Hello everyone! Hoping someone can help me!   So I have extremely dry skin, and I am looking for a foundation/bbcream/tinted moisturizer (anything) that is light with some coverage and very moisturizing. I have good skin, just dark circles under my eyes (which I use the it cosmetics bye bye under eye because it is the only concealer that doesn't dry out my under eyes) and a little discoloration and dullness due to my skin being so dry. My skin is light with yellow undertones (nc25-nc30).   For my skincare routine I use (Clarasonic twice a week) the philosophy purity face wash, and lately have been using Curel skin nourishing lotion, meant for the body but sensitive enough for the face because every other moisturizer and oil I used (Josie Maran, Tarte maracuja etc) was not enough and I would still get dry flakes on my forehead, nose and chin when putting on foundation. It is very frustrating because when I have no makeup on my face my skin looks fine, but when I put foundation on it clings to dry spots and creates flakes.   I have been reading reviews for a long time, and was considering the Too Faced bb cream, the Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer, the buxom show some skin foundation, or even the Diorskin Nude Skin glowing foundation or the MUFE hd foundation. I just don't know which one to get. Someone please help me! I feel like no one out there has as dry skin as I do. I'm hoping someone with my same skin issues can help me. Feel free to recommend skin care products too, maybe I'm doing something wrong in that department as well.   Thank you everyone and sorry for the long post!
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lexa42009
BEAUTY MAVEN lexa42009 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you Urbie! I definitely want to try the FAB line asap! And I will give that morning routine a shot too, I'd love to see some natural oils on my face for once :) see post
jgomez
any good tutorials on conturing?
I need to check out good tutorials for conturing. any suggestions?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I just found out that you can only link youtube videos made by Sephora, so you'll have to take those down and send those in a private message. Just letting you know :) see post
curvygirli
can someone look at my makeup routine please
So I am trying to learn how to highlight and contour. I have some questions gathered from the tutorials and videos I've read and watched.   1-what is the difference between a bronzer and a contour? 2- if a product says highlighter then can you use it on all the parts of your face that need highlighting?   So I have found Maybeline BB creams and they work really well for me in the place of a foundation, primer.   I am going to upload pics of everything I have..     I have : -Maybeline BB cream I have 2: medium deep (makes me look tanned), medium ( is one shade too light).     -Maybeline liquid concealer   that is light for me and I'm wondering if I can use this as a highlighter in all the parts of my face that need highlighting?   -Cover Girl Tru Blend Concealer fix stick   and it's lighter than my skin tone.   -L'oreal Luminizer highlighter pen- this goes on kind of shimmery and white so I think it would look grey on my face like on my cheeks and chin and stuff   -benefit watts up highlighter ( the one that came in sephora birthday gifts)   -Maybeline Fix Me Foundation Stick- darker than my skin tone  -Maybeline Fix me Foundation Powder- one is much darker than my skin, and one is a bit lighter for my skin     Wow I had no idea I had so many products. It's silly because I buy drugstore since it's cheaper but I guess for the amount I spent on this I could have just had an artist at Sephora pick exactly what was perfect for me :$ So I know I have enough products and wondering which to use. I already know where the highlights and contours are supposed to be placed   Just wondering if I should put the BB cream all over my face first as a base color and then add the contour and highlights?   I am not sure if I should just put the contour and highlights on my face where they belong and then blend in, without a base of color first?   Is there a way to put this makeup on without making it look like there is a lot of makeup on ? I'm wondering if I can get away with just using dark and light BB creams from Maybeline for everything?   Sorry for such a long post and thanks in advance   Also I have these brushes and I use the second one from the right for my contour. Is that right?    
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curvygirli
BEAUTY GURU curvygirli / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Thanks for such extensive advice and tips everyone :) see post
Mizzsassythang
how well does Givenchy Teint Couture Long-Wearing Fluid foundation work?
does it provide a medium coverage ? how does it last on combination skin? does it look natural or overly matte? and does it feel heavy on the skin? I been thinking about trying this foundation...
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vvib
HALL OF FAMER vvib / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm personally not impressed with any of givenchy's foundations.  Their packaging is beautiful, the colors they offer are great (they have both warm and cool tones), th... see post
OliviaCMay
Wrong Color?
I ordered new foundation and accidentally ordered a lighter color, should I return it, or see if it works for me? It is the Tarte 12- hour Amazonian Clay full coverage foundation. I use light beige and received fair beige
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weeeeweeeeeee
BEAUTY MASTER weeeeweeeeeee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I would return it if it doesn't work. Sephora has a great return policy! see post
confusedgirl
I need a foundation with more coverage!
Iv'e been using Smash Box Camera Ready foundation but it's not enough coverage. What foundation is a step up in coverage?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY SAVANT andyhtrieu / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Are you talking about the Camera Ready BB cream? And what's your skin type? It'll help us narrow down suggestions :) see post