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Pressed Powder Foundation?
I'm in desperate need of a pressed powder foundation for those days when I am just not feeling a full face. I often set my face with a loose translucent powder on full face days, so I'm unsure as to what would be the best pressed power to use?   I would be using this alongside UD naked concealer and some liner/mascara/dip brow.  My skin type is pretty normal, but gets oily from time to time.    I don't want anything too heavy or cakey obviously. I was considering too faced pressed foundation, but many of the reviews say that it really only works best as a setting powder after using liquid foundation.   So, whats the best out there?    Thanks!  
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Every foundation breaks me out?!? What's a good foundation for really sensitive skin?
Prom/Grad is coming up and I need a good foundation, problem is literally every foundation breaks me out. Tarte amazonian clay and the water foundation, Cover FX powder foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Makeup Forever HD foundation, Too Faced Born This Way, Smash box CC and BB cream. I have oily skin and I'm getting desperate. I find the hourglass immaculate foundation didn't break me out, and neither did the nars all day luminous that I can remember. But both clung to my dry patches. So I need a foundation good for hella sensitive skin that will look good during grad!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @DeniseMarie15,    If those two foundations work for you, I'd recommend addressing the dry patches like @abbzzzzzzz mentioned or you can get a hydrating primer to... see post
HELP! CAKEY AND UNEVEN MAKEUP
Hi.. I am struggling with my makeup routine! No matter what I try I can't seem to have a flawless finish with my foundation. My skin is combo of dry and oily in t zone mostly. Currently using   esteem lauder double wear. cleaning face with origins checks and balance moisturizing with jack black double duty applying makeup with a densely packed brush with a drop of boscia beauty oil   Once I apply the makeup, I can't add any other products such as concealer, contouring, brightening or illuminating creams it results in shifting my foundation and leaving it looking patchy and colour has shifted   My nose especially, I have a hard time keeping makeup on without it flaking off   Please help! Thank you
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Reneervg / NEWCOMER / replied
primer honestly makes a huge difference. If you're looking for something affordable, try Nivea men's aftershave balm, it honestly works so well, and as for beauty oil go... see post
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Color Help
I bought the oil free one in Bamboo Beige knowing it was too dark. It has very true olive undertones - not yellow or warm. It is very hard for me to find a true light olive color. However, I am acually fair. Right now I am tanned and this color is still 1-2 shades too dark. I thought I'd mix it with lighter foundations I own.    Would Beige Ivory be a better match? In the store it didn't seem much lighter but it did seem less olive, and I need lighter but still olive. The lightest color is only a tad too light, but it's too bright yellow...I need a more earthy green tone.    FYI, I am closest to Mac NC15 in winter and NC20 with a tan. In winter, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in 10 Beige is a good match, albeit lacking my distinct olive undertone. YSL in B10 is okay. UD in 2.0 is pretty good. All of these are a tad too yellow (as opposed to olive) and light for summer. I need very GREEN yet fair/light, which almost no one makes until you get to the light/med range.    I dont like the wear of Makeup Forever, and their supposedly light olive 117 and 120 shades look more yellow on me. Similarly, the often recommended Nars colors are too yellow. I am a neutral, slightly warm leaning, earthy yet pale olive.    Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@iheartart  On a completely different direction - you could instead buy the Make Up For Ever drops and color correct your current foundation to the right shade. The nice... see post
Help! Cakey Foundation Issues
I've been having issues with foundation sliding off my skin and looking cakey shortly after application. I have tried every mattifying primer (Becca ever-matte, MUFE mattifying, estee edit pore vanishing stick, nars pore & shine control, tarte tinted BB treatment, hourglass veil mineral, smashbox, porefessional, etc.) and nothing works. I always pat the primer in rather than rubbing it in, as well, and this does not help.   My makeup doesn't apply properly to my nose or upper lip area (slides off, looks cakey right away) no matter what I use. I've tried a beauty blender and several different types of foundation brushes.    By midday, any foundation I try pills on my cheeks, and becomes very cakey and gross everywhere on my T-zone - particularly around my nose. Shine is also a major issue.    Currently using Nars Sheer Glow foundation, but this also happens with tinted moisturizers, Lancome Teint Idole, and Smashbox BB Water. I also set with UD De-Slick.    Current skincare: Olehenriksen Oil Control Toner, Good Genes, FAB Mattifying Moisture Gel or Clinique Dramatically Different Gel, and Origins GinZing eye cream.  
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Reneervg / NEWCOMER / replied
honestly, out of all primers that I've tried, i still enjoy nivea men's shaving balm because it makes my skin nice and tacky. After putting on your powder, try going ove... see post
Best compact foundation with NO sunscreen or talc??
Every cream compact foundation I used to use has either been discontinued or reformulated and I am lost, currently using Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup to Go as it's the least annoying of the liquid foundation and cushion compacts I have already tried and tossed but it would be better if it was just a solid cream instead of annoying liquid.   I am seeking a non-drying cream compact foundation with no sunscreen or talc, is this now totally impossible?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @jlgg have you checked out the foundation stick forumals? that would be less annoying than liquid, and most that I see are non-SPF.. see post
spring and summer fountain/tinted moisturizer
so i'm sort of new to makeup and I have trouble making my light coverage foundation not look cakey. I set it and it still settles into fine lines so I'm wanting to try a tinted moisturizer or a different light foundation to see if its easier to apply and just to use in summer and spring for something light. If i get it a little bit darker then my skin tone now will it look okay to use it now and in the summer or will it look bad? or is there something else i should do? also is there any recommendations for good products? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If the price isn't an issue - get both!   But if you are trying to be economical, get the lighter shade and then just warm it up with a little bronzer :D see post
Favorite products and methods for hiding super dark hickeys on pale skin?
The light ones are no problems but I can't seem to cover the darker ones completely
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Popping in to second the  Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer! It's amazing.   A scarf or turtleneck work well too. ;) see post
Gel foundation
I recently came across Chantecaille and their "Future Skin" oil-free gel foundation. I have tried liquids, creams, and everything in between.... but never gel. How do gel formulations compare to a traditional liquid or cream? 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Gel formulas (be it in a cosmetic or skin care sense) tend to absorb quicker than liquids and creams, making them very ideal for someone who may find the later two formu... see post
hello all. Kindly asking what is the matching shade for MAC NW45 in Kat Von D Lock it Foundation?
NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @Blessedchild,     I suggest trying out the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation in the shade  Deep 67 Cool - deep cinnamon with cool undertone.   see post
PRO MAKEUP-Color corrector and BB Cream
Hola a todas!! Quick question; PRO MAKEUP-have no idea what so ever--- Can I use color corrector (mexican-medium color skin) with BB cream?? Thinking about buying TARTE... if you have any other suggestions please help me!!
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NikkoBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @MelySZ,   I think this depends on what kind of color corrector you plan on using. Some come in shades like green or lavender, which might show through a BB cream... see post
What's your favorite full face make up remover?
Just curious. 
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I double cleanse with Neutorgena's Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. The first time I just massage it around my face with my fingers, after that I go in with my Foreo Luna Mi... see post
Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation
I am having such a difficult time choosing between shade 28 (Bisque Taupe) and 29 (Bisque Golden) in Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation.  I have neutral skin.  I received samples from Sephora and am wearing 34 (beige medium) in the photo below (pink shirt).  I thought it looked great on me but thought it was slightly too dark.  I also self tan all the time so I know the 34 color probably would not match me when the tan starts to fade.   I am very thrown off on which color to get because i normally go for yellow toned foundation but 34 is peached toned.  I have also inserted a photo of me wearing my normal yellow toned Chanel perfection lumiere foundation in beige 30.  Unfortunately there are no Sephoras near me so I am unable to get color matched... But, What Do You Think?
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ayyshanay,    If the shade 34 was slightly too dark but the undertone worked for you, I would recommend using the shade 29.    Also, if you know you will be s... see post
Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hr - swatches?0
I have looked high and low for swatches that might compare Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hr liquid in 160 Ivoire W to 100 Ivoire N. I can't find any. I swatched 100 N in store about a year ago and it was too pink-toned for my warm undertones. There wasn't a 160 W to swatch in store at the time. Does anyone know if the 160 W is much darker than the 100 N? It's so hard to find matches for my fair, yellow-toned complexion. I swear, most fair foundations are for cool undertones. For reference, my ColorIQ is 3Y03 and the best match I've found is MUFE Ultra HD Stick in 117/Y225. I'm so sad that one didn't work for me because it was so easy to blend, a perfect match, but it would just stay super sticky on my face all day. Anyway, thank you for any help!
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BEAUTY PRO Meeegs / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you! I do believe I swatched the 140 N and remember it being too pink for me. see post
Skincare/Make up after Laser Damage
Hey guys - I recently had fraxel laser to correct some acne scars but now my skin texture is damaged with large pores that looks like an orange peel. I am trying to recover my skin, so if anybody had this problem and fixed , please let me know what products you used.   Also, what is the best primer/foundation to hide the pores? My current foundation makes it look blotchy/patcy and makes the pores more visible. Please help this gal in distress!!!   Thanks!!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, sumdoll!   First thing first, SPF is crucial at this time. After any laser or clinical treatment, protection from UV rays and environmental aggressors will ensure ... see post
DRUGSTORE Q - Maybelline age rewind concealer UK NUDE shade - Australian/US shade equivalent?
I have the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in the shade 'Nude, which the UK stocks 2 shades - Light and Nude. Now in Australia, there are 3 shades to choose from '110 - Fair', '120 - Light' and '130 - Medium'.    I know 110 is too light, but cannot tell if 120 or 130 would match my original UK 'Nude' shade.   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
hi @ANR2020    sorry you haven't gotten an answer yet - were you able to find a match? see post
Estee Lauder Double Wear Flashback???
Okay you guys... I've gotten a lot of great advice on these forums for my wedding day makeup on 9/16/17, including the recommendation to use EL Double Wear.....   But I was just in Sephora and a gal that worked there told me it has horrible flashback. Anyone have any insight or experience with this?!   She recommended the Lancome foundation but it is SO expensive!!! Thank you!
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BEAUTY BOSS Cyncynn / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I recently got a sample of the double wear foundation to try for flashback and I haven't had any issues. I paired it with the LM setting powder. see post
Desperately need foundation recommendations.
Post pregnancy my skin changed dramatically. My once normal/oily skin is now dry, textured, oily, flakey. My skin care routine is currently :   Oil cleanse with Fresh Seaberry - Cleanse with Philosophy Purity - Nighttime I use Good Genes and Origins overnight mask or Clinique moisturizer in the day.  I exfoliate 3 times a week with Exfolikate treatment.  Everyday I don't use ExfoliKate I use a Boscia peel gel. I drink tons of water.     Heres my issue: I can't find a foundation that sits on my skin nicely and leaves me fit to exit the house! My Dr.Jart BB Cream, a go to for years, curdles on my skin now. Rainforest of the Sea clings to dry patches, MUFE WAterblend just moves around without drying down.  Please help!    I use the TooFaced Hangover Rx primer and it feels amazing on my skin, but it seems no matter how smooth and hydrated my skin feels, the makeup doesn't lay down nicely. What am I doing wrong?     I also can't use a brush to apply, as it lifts dry skin; and I can't use products with Aloe as a key ingredient.    
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR TheGlitterati / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
Great skincare advice here! I'll also add that Dr. Jart's Ceramidin cream helped with my dry patches. For foundation, if your primer is working well, maybe try Cover FX'... see post
Best Summer Foundation
I live in DC. It gets very hot and humid here.  What is the best summer foundation that is sweat proof and doesn't get cakey or goopy?   Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY MAVEN vchu94 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Nars Sheer Glow is my favorite for warmer weather!! see post
I just started using BB creams and obsessed with it!
So all these years I have been using foundations, to name a few Nars, Kat Von D, and Lancome. But I was recently introduced to BB creams. (I know I'm late to the game lol) The foundations I've used over the years were quite pricey and heavy leaving my skin with clogged pores and breaking out with acne. Now that I use BB creams I save money and my skin looks better than ever. I just started exploring the varieties of BB creams, so far I've used Maybelline BB Fresh and NYX BB. The Maybelline has the best shade of color for my skin tone but the NYX has better texture but not the best shades. Any recommendations with BB creams? What's your favorite? Why? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @BocaBeauty I really love the Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Cream SPF 30  because it has the SPF that I need, and the finish is gorgeous! I use the foundation usuall... see post
Lancome Jewels
I recently received these Lancome products from Influenster to review for free and I am super excited. Already own the Bienfait Spf 50 and I love it. The Visionaire Crescendo smells great. I am on day one of Phase 1 and my skin feels significantly softer. The Matte Shaker is super soft and pigmented. There is no taste to it, which is a good thing, and it lasts very long.
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
congrats @vickyevelyn on being picked to receive a voxbox. I love the bienfait too!! I add it to my foundation when I want to sheer it out.    I gotta say, the only th... see post
Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover
Does anyone know the shade lighter than 127=Y335 in this foundation? Thanks!
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rhhayes / FRESH FACE / replied
Thank you!! see post
Tarte
  Does anyone know if Tarte will be releasing a new limited edition blush palette this Spring 2017?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi BexN07,   We do not currently have plans to launch additional tarte items at this time (that I'm aware of ;) ), but please continue to stay tuned for updates as w... see post
Which shade in Armani luminous foundation am I?
I wear stila stay all day foundation and concealer in beige and Laura Mercier candleglow foundation in golden. I've tried the armani foundation in 5.5 which is a little too dark for me. Can anyone suggest a good match? 
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @ZSahar,   I would maybe try 5.25. Shade 5 is two shades lighter than 5.5 and any shade lower than that would be too light.   Best, Mali     see post
Clinique Super balanced foundation colors?
I'm really interested in getting some of this foundation and I find the colors hard to decifier. Any help? Sorry for goofy pic! Lol I felt it was my best skin tone I had on my iPad.  
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BEAUTY PRO shadeofgrey / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks so much. Yeah my closest store that even sells clinique is 2 hours away, closest sephora 8. I kinda live in the middle of nowhere. I think I am slightly golden, I... see post
what's the best primer to use for oily skin?
what's the best primer to use for oily skin?  I tried,  benefit porefessionals mattifying gel and smashbox photo finish and neither worked for me.
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @lmykoo,   I have a super oily t-zone and have been through more primers than I would like to count! Two of my favorites are the Dr. Brandt pores no more and the ... see post
HD foundation
Hi all!! I've been on the hunt for a (preferably water based) light weight HD foundation that does not have any flashback.  Something similar to MAC face & body. Would love to hear if anyone has any recommendations! I have dry skin so the more dewy the better And if anyone has any tips on how to make Makeup look on point in flash photography - I would l love to know! thank you xxx
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi NikkiGov22,   If you liked the MAC face and body, you might also like the Make Up For Ever Water Blend Face & Body Foundation. It's water-based, lightweight and w... see post
Foundation for oily skin that ISN'T full coverage??
I have super oily skin (greasy shine within 2-3 hours of applying makeup), and really want a long-lasting foundation that can help manage my oily skin, but isn't full coverage. I have clear skin with just slight redness that I like to even out, and I don't like the full, heavy coverage that comes with most matte, oil-controlling foundations.    My favorite foundation was Guerlain Lingerie de Peau, but that was before I changed medications that made my skin super oily. Now it just slides right off my face. My skincare routine consists of a cream cleanser, acidic toning, hydrating serum, and a light lotion. I've tried several oil-controlling primers (Murad, MUFE, Hourglass, smashbox), and have had no luck.
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ammberrose,   The Lancome Teint Idole Ultra Long Wear Foundation is a great foundation for those that have oily skin! It provides a medium-full coverage, doesn't ... see post
What shade would I be in MUFE Mat Velvet? NC20 / Light 45 in Lock It
I've tried googling and going through the forums but it wasn't that helpful.    I've been matched to NC20. The perfect match would be Kat Von D's Lock It in Light 45. I can also wear Revlon Colorstay's Buff/Sand Beige and Boots No7 in Nude (summer match)   I'm not able to go in store so any color matching assistance would be appreciated!
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BEAUTY WHIZ LMarie83 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use shade 30 and I have pretty fair skin with blonde hair. I use Light 46 in Lock It Powder Foundation see post
Q. What product should I purchase for a nice coverage ?
I do have sensitive, acne prone skin, I want something that makes me look'alive' and covers on days i have a break out yet be natural and i can use it as a canvas for my face(to build up and go out )... Found ation? BB cream? .. I do have dry skin too and today I got the Urban Decay  Naked Skin One & Done Hybrid Complexion Perfector, but it said online its for combination skin?  It would be great if it had an SPF too!   Please Advice!
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Lola94,   I suggest checking out the Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream SPF 35. This is suitable for all skin types and this BB Cream hydrates the skin while providi... see post