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Un-ghost for summer
I'm feeling quite ghostly lately with my foundation (kat von d light 44).  I actually like this foundation for summer as I find it a bit drying and i'm an oil slick except for winter.  I'm (obviously) light skinned but have the potential to tan   Anyhoo, i'm wondering if I could just use some bronzer over top, i really don't want to get a whole new foundation. I've been looking at the 'hoola' set that comes with the liquid bronzer too, maybe i can mix that straight in with the foundation?  Also looking at the 'tarte' set with the chocolate bronzer in it.   Anybody have some experience with these products?  Or can recommend another solution?
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BEAUTY WHIZ LeeLeeBk / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use the new bareMinerals bareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer over KVD on my pale skin and it is so completely awesome!!! I apply KVD first. Then I put the smallest liquid... see post
HG foundation products combo!!
MJ Coconut Primer + KatVonD Lock-It Foundation (liquid) + bareMinerals bareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer. Yyaaahhhss!!   Wow, what a difference the damp beauty blender (just bought my first one) & the Marc Jacobs primer made! Barely used any Lock-It. Treated the blender like a cushion compact applicator & just kept patting. The Lock-It foundation applied in such a lovely thin, even layer. So natural looking (but still had coverage). I applied the bareSkin bronzer serum also with the blender (barely damp) as a true bronzer just where sun would hit. So, so pretty!! Loved it!!   I did use a pat or two of KatVD Lock-It powder foundation over 2 small patches of melasma on my chin, and Guerlain Les Violettes pressed powder to set undereyes, and to barely add a finish very sheerly in t-zone.
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Foundation and Combination Skin
Hi BTers,   So I am trying to find the best suitable foundation for my skin. I've tried going to Sephora in store, but I always walk out in disappointment.   My skin is combination (forehead on the oily side, and chin and cheeks on the extremely dry side to the point of flaking off and cracking). For my skin care routine: I use AHA/BHA Exfoliating Cleanser, Fresh Soy Cleanser, Fresh Lotus Youth Preserve Face Cream, and Fresh Seaberry Moisturizing Face Oil and the GlamGlow blue moisturizing mask twice a week. I also have Rosacea which is controlled by a prescribed topical cream.    I don't know what foundation I could use because I've tried MUFE, Too Faced, Kat Von D, Marc Jacobs, Tarte and Urban Decay. Most of these foundations start to go apart or it intensifies my flaking. I use for primer either as Too Faced Hangover Primer or the MUFE Hydrating and Nourishing primer. I use either a beauty blender or a foundation brush.   If anyone can help with either techniques or products, I will be extremely appreciative! 
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SPECIAL GUEST Dmae1 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
First you are using too much cleansers, also soy is not for everyone, go see a dermatologist. And If you live in Brooklyn NY go the the Sephora at Joralemon Street and a... see post
Summer foundations for dry skin?
Hi people!   I wanted to know some suggestions for  a light foundation for dry skin over the summer? I am into very  glowy, radiant skin.  Oh, and I want to make sure it looks good in flash photography ! Thank you!
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BEAUTY WHIZ LeeLeeBk / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I recommend bareMinerals Complexion Rescue Tinted Hydrating Gel Cream. I have dry skin and love it. It's supposed to be dewy, but on me its only somewhat glowy. Keeps me... see post
Concealer and Foundation Shades HELP
if i use Nars All day luminous weightless foundation in Stromboli, what shade of Nars radiant creamy concealer should i use?
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BEAUTY MASTER sweetieeee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Im looking for foundation match (: and does anyone know if Estee Lauder DW gives a flash back white face?? I happen to be mac concealer NC30 see post
Foundation Separation ! HELP
It doesn't matter what foundation or primer I use, my foundation ALWAYS starts to separate on my face after a short few hours, starting on my nose area and spreading to my mouth,chin & forehead. I don't know what I am doing wrong. PLEASE HELP ME
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BEAUTY PRO AbbySee / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hey Teves,   Are you moisturizing your skin at night? Using a mattifying primer and allowing it to dry before applying foundation? Using any facial oils? Setting powde... see post
Can someone help me pick the right full coverage foundation and powder?
I have been using Cover FX N40. I was using translucent powder until I went into this public bathroom one day and my face looked like I had white dots all over it from the powder settling in my pores. Then I switched to a pressed powder. I live in a remote part of Alaska and cannot go into a store for help. Someone help me please....
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you use primer? If so, which? see post
Help me find a new full coverage foundation and powder....
Please help me find a new full coverage foundation and compact powder. I have been using Cover FIX, New shade and a translucent loose powder. My pores are on the larger side and I noticed that it seems to sit in my pores. I want a full cover look, that evens my skin tone and also diminishes my pores. I am oily in the T zone and live in a humid climate in southeast Alaska.
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SPECIAL GUEST HeidiTheresa / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks, Very helpful!! I have been wearing Cover FX in N40, Do you know what shade I would be in your suggestions? Or who I should ask? see post
What kind of Sunscreen do you wear underneath the foundation?!
I would like to know what kind of Sunscreen you recommend for underneath the makeup? I'm looking for an affordable one right now. Thank you, ladies! (I have oily skin)
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use the Tarte Tarteguard and it is amazing!! My makeup always looks fantastic on top of it.  see post
Too Faced | Born This Way Foundation for combination skin??
anyone knows how does Too Faced | Born This Way Foundation  works on combination/dehydrated skin? I really like how it covers blemishes without looking heavy! I have oily skin and but dry patches on my cheekbones, in between my brows and chin. Also, i live in a country with tropical rainforest climate. How does this foundation performs in heat and high humidity?   Please feel free to recommend any products (primer, foundation, setting sprays) suitable for me!
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Misteremeowx / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks Karina! Really appreciate your response ☺  Have a good day! see post
Need help with makeup for oily skin
I have very oily skin and I have issue with my makeup. I have been through countless different brands of foundation and haven't been able to find one that can withstand the oil my face is producing. By the end of the day my face has become so oily that my makeup has basically either fallen off my face or caked up so bad that it looks awful. On top of all these people ask me whether I'm in my 50's. I'm 44 years old and because of my work pressure, my face looks tired and there are wrinkles under my eyes and forehead. I have heard botox treatment helps to regain the lost youthfulness so I'm thinking of undergoing the procedure from a cosmetic dermatology centre in Richmond Hill ( http://www.thecentrefordermatology.com/procedures/ anti-aging/botox-cosmetic/ ). Can I get botox in oily skin? Can anyone recommend a good makeup for oily skin? Thanks!! 
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BEAUTY SAVANT Lickety / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Sounds to me like you need to visit a dermatologist who will probably recommend a prescription moisturizer.  I have two, currently.  One is specific to the t-zone and th... see post
Oily skin with make up problems.
  Hi, I have a question regarding my skin. What do you guys recommend as primer, moisturizer, etc to apply before I do my my make up. The biggest problem is the area in my nose where my make up literally gets really patchy and it removes within an hour of finishing my make up. I have try several primers and setting sprays so what is your best advice? Thanks a lot!
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BEAUTY SAVANT Lickety / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Have you ever watched Dave from Sephora youtube videos?  he's fantastic and recommends the use of concealer on the nose rather than foundation. Concealer is made differe... see post
Best Concealer\Foundation
I have dark spots\acne scars. Whats the best foundation\Concealer for full, long lasting coverage? Preferably non greasy, considering I have combination skin.
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BEAUTY MAVEN Josiexmx / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation is amazing on people with oily skin.   A concealer i would recommend is Nars Creamy Concealer and Urban Decays Weightless Concea... see post
Best foundation for a natural look?
BEAUTY MAVEN Josiexmx / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
My favorite foundation for a natural look is definitely Makeup Forever Face and Body. It's so lightweight (considering it is water-based) and it just gives you a satin f... see post
Q. foundation match
I have the same skintone as andrea russett. what shade would I be in the too faced born this way foundation?    
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Make up Forever Face & Body Color match help!
Hello Everyone! I live super far away in the Yukon, no Sephoras in miles! Last time I was in a big city I bought a Make up Forever Face & Body foundation that matched my face absolutely perfectly. I placed an order online since I almost ran out, and there is nothing in the container that says the name of the shade, just a #12 etched in the glass on the bottom. So I chose shade #12 from the website, but what arrived is about 4 shades too dark, although it does say #12 on it! The worst part is that it takes forever to arrive here on the mail, and I am virtually out of makeup, and no idea what my true color match is yet. My skin is somewhat fair but not completely pale, more on the yellowish undertone category than rosey, but I am most definitely not a caramel shade! HELP!!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Could you post a picture of the number, I'm thinking it may be an older number or part of a number. see post
Silicone free
My skin behaves badly with any product containing silicones. I've benn using loose mineral powders with good result, but I find them messy and time consuming. I've been researching, and the cover fx pressed mineral powder fits what I need, but I was wondering if anyone had suggestions of other pressed powders to try? Drugstore works too.
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HALL OF FAMER pixiedust2 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
PUR Minerals 4 in 1 Pressed Powder is a great option. It's in a compact, not loose like BM. If you can find a shade that works, it's great. It's more like a foundation b... see post
Q. New Bronzer for Summertime
Hi fellow beauty lovers!    I am looking for a new bronzer for the summer time! I already own benefit by hoola which i love and is my current go to bronzer but I am just looking for something new for the summer! I own Laguna by Nars but feel like I may be allergic to some of the ingredients in it so i am staying clear of it. I also own chocolate by too faced and enjoy using that too sometimes but would like something different. I would prefer something powder rather than liquid as I have oily skin with acne scars/mild blemishes and have been told by my dermatologist to stay away from liquid products. Anything labeled non-comedogenic would be a major plus as well! Basically just looking for a powder bronzer for safe for oily skin! Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!   P.S My skin tone/current foundation color is Clearly Pearl in bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Foundation. http://www.sephora.com/bareminerals-blemish-ready- foundation-P388677?skuId=1703016&icid2=D%3Dc6%3Apr ...  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @LizH97,   Check out Lancome's Star Bronzer NATURAL GLOW Long Lasting Bronzing Powder. This is a powder bronzer that is non-comedogenic and it gives a very natur... see post
Foundation and all-in-one cream for very oily skin?
Hello!   I'm looking for help finding two separate products! First, I'm searching for a foundation that's sheer to medium coverage for oily, fair skin. I'm currently using Lancome Teint Idole 24 hr wear foundation, and by noon it's sliding off my face. It's also way too heavy and full coverage for me. I'm looking for something that feels light and can help even out my skin tone and tone down some redness in my cheeks. And that has some staying power without getting cakey. I currently don't use a primer after I moisturize, just because I haven't had much success with them. I've tried ones by smashbox and hourglass and they just seem to make me oilier.    Second, I'm also looking for a great all-in-one kind of product. I do lots of outdoor trips in the summer and would love to just take one skincare product with me. Something with spf, preferably some anti-acne benefits (I'm prone to mild breakouts), lightly moisturizing, with sheer to medium coverage.    I don't live close to a sephora, otherwise I'd just go in and ask for samples. Thanks so much for any suggestions!!  
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BEAUTY CELEB LizH97 / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
Hi ammberrose,   I had a problem similiar to yours with my too faced born this way foundation and am currently using the Bare Minerals Blemish Remedy foundation. Altho... see post
Born this way foundation
I want to buy Born This Way, but I don't know exactly which colour I match with.I think Vanilla or Warm Nude, my undertone is more yellow than pink. I'm now wearing Dior Forever in 020- light beige and Chanel Perfection lumiere Velvet in 20 beige. 
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi San95,   It sounds like we have a pretty similar skintone!   Technically the shade  Nude - light with neutral-to-pink undertones in Born This Way is the cl... see post
Foundation help!
Does anyone know perfect foundation matches for the Chanel vitamin Aqua foundation in beige 20? Looking for medium or full coverage foundations! Thank you and have a lovely day.
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BEAUTY MAVEN JulesLG / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you so much I didn't even know this existed! Have a great day!  see post
Concealer shade?
I'm a NW25 in MAC concealers and was recently matched to Light Warm in Urban Decay Naked Skin?  Is this correct? If not is there anything I can do with it? Like contouring or something? If its that light. I don't know. 
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Highlight and Contour
What highlighter and contour do you suggest and also what brushes to use? I really want to start highlighting and contouring my face but am so overwhelmed by all the different options! I'm a beginner at highlighting/contouring and have just recently started using brushes!
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SPECIAL GUEST ajbrooks / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I would say light! Thank you for your help! see post
Bad humidity makeup help
I live in South Louisiana...highest humidity ever! You can't make it to car without sweating.  Soooo   I wanted to see if anyone had recommendations for the following that are waterproof longwear and hold up in hot humid weather   1.foundation 2.concealer (any tarte longwear fans? 3. transluscent powder/ and do I need pressed too....This baking trend is making me think it could be an option to help makeup stay sealed (also anyone feeling the tarte transluscent"   Thanks guys for reading the essay!  Feel free to give me any other ideas you have to make all the work i put into makeup last longer than five mintes!  
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BEAUTY PRO JoannaMC / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I highly recommend Hourglass Veil Mineral primer - it is water-resistant so can handle humidity and sweating. In my opinion, this product is more effective than setting ... see post
What product is similar to MAC's mineralized skin finish powder?
I've been using MAC's mineralized skin finish powder in medium deep for years now to set my foundation. I love the sheen it leaves on my face as well as the little bit of coverage it adds. I would like to switch up my routine a little so I am look for similar powders carried at Sephora.   Thanks! Xx
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I also used the Mineralized Skinfinish (in Light) for years and switched to the Too Faced cocoa powder foundation about 6 months ago, and I haven't looked back. I absolu... see post
non matte powder foundation
Spoiler (Highlight to read)     I am looking for a powder foundation that isn't cakey or flat, something medium-full coverage with possibly some tiny bit of illumination. I have tried cover x and bare minerals, but it all looks so /cakeyfake in natural light. I don't even know if its possible for a powder foundation to look natural and dewy, but that would be my dream!
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StephanieBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi mymax,   I, along with @BlueEyeAli love the TF Cocoa Powder Foundation too. It's a beautiful, non-cakey finish for a powder foundation.   I'd also recommend ... see post
TURNING 18 IN FEW MONTHS; HOW DO I CONVINCE MY PARENTS THAT I CAN WEAR MAKEUP?
So I'm turning 18 in October and for my birthday present I would like permission from my parents to wear makeup (I don't even want makeup for my birthday I just want PERMISSION.) My parents are the stereotypical strict Asian parents. They are very controlling over everything I do including what I wear, how my hair needs to be done, etc. So basically how they want me to look like. Makeup is strictly forbidden so far but I have an obsession with it. I've been sneaking my makeup in school and wearing it there then take it off when I come home. By doing this for years I am now pretty experienced with it and have done every technique possible on my face.   Now you're probably thinking that I'm 18 and I'll be an adult and they have to give me leeway. However in the Asian culture, it is VERY different because you get to do what you want when you move out and/or married. The number 18 means nothing and they still see me as a 12 year old. I just went to prom recently and even my mom didn't allow me to wear any makeup besides a little lipstick. I am mature though, I do my chores around the house, I do my homework, I definitely do not party or drink or smoke. It's just they are very controlling (way more than American parents) and yell at me for everything. I understand they care but sometimes there are limits. Anyways besides my rambling...   So how should I talk to them about wanting to wear makeup when I'm 18? Obviously I'm still going to be under their roof and when I wear makeup I am not going to cakeface (never did). I'll just do natural bb cream, tightlining, neutral shadows, and a lip tint...just to accentuate my features and look cute and confident. Please help and thank you!
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SPECIAL GUEST Kapumi / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks to everyone who gave me advice! It's pretty helpful. Oh and as for my mom, she really loves makeup and will spend 2 hours putting it on. She enjoys a sort of natu... see post
which is my skin colour ?
I went to sephora and I was checked for my colour tone. My skin colour is 4yoa. Now I want to know which shade should I choose for foundation?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
There isn't an exact match for your number in that foundation. Golden Medium is a little lighter and Medium Tan is less yellow and a little darker. see post
What brush can i use for the hourglass tinted moisturizer besides the hourglass brushes?
DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi kjones11,   The bareMinerals Smoothing Face Brush will work well with the Hourglass Skin Tint! The bristles are extremely soft and works well with any cream formu... see post
How to apply make up on dry skin?
My routine now: Wash face and pat dry with a towel Apply moisturizer Apply foundation for dry skin  During the day it starts with some moisture but after a couple ours my skin feels dry and flaky.  What can i do to avoid this?  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi isabelgarcia06,   What moisturizer and foundation are you currently using? Let us know!   Firstly I would recommend adding a primer into your routine, primers... see post