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ballerinagrl
PLEASE RECOMMEND MAT TOUCH UP POWDER (LOOSE OR PRESSED) FOR NOSE
Hi,   I've checked out many previous threads on face powders, but I'm still feeling confused ...   Although I'm nearly 45 my nose still turns into an oil slick in the summer or when I'm working in Asia and the Middle East, and for 15 years I have searched for a solution, but nothing has wowed me yet. Most things seem to cake on the space between my nose and eyebrows, and it isn't a good look (understatement of century) ...   Most recently I've tried Bobbi Brown pressed and loose - verdict = too yellow for my skin tone (which is pale Mediterranean). Immediately before this  I was trying Dior Nude pressed, but it caked. Over 15 years  I've tried various pressed and loose powders from Guerlain, Laura Mercia, Chanel, Dior, YSL, Gvenchy, Lancome, Estee Lauder, Shiseido, and Mac, but all have been too cakey ...   I'm hopeful new formulations now exist now that I'm not aware of. I'm particularly keen to find out what people think of the pressed powder from Kevin A, Tom Ford, Charlotte Tilbury, the new powders at Nars, 3 Custom Color Invisible Pressed Powder, and any new formulations from brands I've tried years ago.  Translucent  powders could work better today than they did 15 years ago, so I'm keen to learn of any new ones.   Please, if you have an oily T-zone, just tell me what works for you, so I can narrow down my search, since otherwise I have a habit of buying from multiple brands based on  online  reviews, and this is a costly waste   Thanks in Advance (Your advice could save me $$$$$$$$$$$$!)  
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY WHIZ ballerinagrl / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes - I use Estee Lauder Mattifying Primer, or Laura Mercier Oil Free Primer, or Givenchy Mister Matt, and on top I use this Jouer product that adds an extra anti shine ... see post
TeeLou01
Oily & Breakouts
Hi, I have very oily skin and a lot of breakouts, I am looking into either the Too Faced coco face powder or the Lock-it face powder by Kat Von D, but not sure which one would cover up and help with my oily skin Help!  
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What you mean by 'help with my oily skin'? Foundations aren't meant to lessen oil, some do have properties in them to help absorb oil (while wearing the foundation) maki... see post
Melb3ll
SOS!
I visited Sephora for the first time today, and I am hoping to go back tomorrow to pick up the Tarte liquid foundation. I have seen good reviews on it on Instagram and im curious as to what Sephora shoppers opinion's are on it before i purchase it. I also have a hard time finding the correct color for my skin. Please help!!
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've only tried the Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. The texture of it is like a mousse, not very liquidy, it does go on very well, but it accentuated al... see post
PandaCake
Q. Searching for the perfect foundation...
Alright, so I always have so much trouble finding the perfect foundation. I have combination skin, which I never seem to have a problem with when it comes to foundation. But I am very fair, my arms tan easily in the summer so I was using the Tarte Amazonian Clay foundation, which feels and stays amazingly but the lightest shade only matches with my arms in the summer and I don't want to be matching shades just to my arms.  I keep reading reviews on Nar's foundations and Urban Decay's foundations, but I'm really feeling like they're not helping me. I will finally be going into Sephora this month, I am looking for a good light to medium foundation that has wonderful staying power, any suggestions on what foundations I should look at? I want to be prepared and go in with a list of the best and replace the Tarte!
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kas045
Tarte Suggestions
Hey guys.. I am looking at trying some tarte products.. What would you recommend.  I have heard great things about Tarte's foundation. I wear Laura Mercier - Rose Ivory foundation, and her Nude TM, I also wear Smashbox 1.2   What shade should I try in Tarte?   
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H216
BEAUTY GURU H216 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I am not a fan of the Amazonian Clay foundation. I got it with the brush they recommend for it, and my feeling is the application and look and feel are great..initially.... see post
jellymonster
Does your face primer break you out?
I know lots of you guys use face primers and some wonder if the primer you are using actually clogs your pores and breaks you out! Well, in case you haven't noticed most all primers contain "Dimethicone" or "Mineral Oils", including foundations. STAY away from those ingredients if you have sensistive skin that clogs easily.    Products to try- Koress face primer free of silicones   If anyone has primers to suggest please comment below! 
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meecheroo
BEAUTY GURU meecheroo / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I use Cover Girl Aquasmooth foundation that has silicone and it doesn't break me out. Something about these primers though.... see post
Elizabeth1010
green based foundation
I have rosacea and my dermatologist recommended using a green based foundation to calm down the redness. I currently use Bare Minerals is this a green based foundation? What do you recommend? I like using a powder.
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
First application of the redness remedy went well. The synthetic brush that came with the product is the softest bristles, very easy to apply the product to my cheeks an... see post
PrettyLittleDr
Q. Help me find my Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer (Oil free) shade!!!
Hi lovely ladies! I'm looking for your help to find my perfect shade in Laura Mercier's Oil-free tinted moisturizer!    My skin is normally light/light-medium with cool, pinkish (borderline neutral) undertones (normally I wear EL DW Fresco, UD's Naked skin in 3.5, Mac NW20, LOreal C3). But in the summer when I tan, it leans towards more neutral/slightly warmer for whatever reason - my normal foundations look too pink (and light) on my face. I sampled the tinted moisturizer in Ochre and the depth of the shade or whatever seems to be about right, but it's too orange for me - the undertone is off. My Sephora doesn't carry all of the shades, and the colors online look weird - so if anyone has any suggestion on what shade to try for, please, let me know!!   Much appreciated  
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi PrettyLittleDr!   I recommend trying Laura Mercier's Oil-free Tinted Moisturizer in the shade Bisque. Bisque is more of a neutral shade with equal parts yellow an... see post
sarahloveslax
how do you match your foundation
Annalily11
BEAUTY PRO Annalily11 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'll swipe along different places on my face(or settle for my arm if my face is unavailable for swatching). If it looks like it could work I then get a sample and do a f... see post
talinder
Matte Setting Powder: MUFE vs. CoverFX
Does anyone have experience with Make Up For Ever Super Matte Setting Powder and/or CoverFX Matte Setting Powder? I'm trying to find a product for a person who lives in a humid area of the South. Early 20's, acne-prone skin, med-dark skin tone. Has anyone found either of these powders to be too flat? Any other comments on them?
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I actually have this in Medium, but always forget to use it. I assumed it was too light, but when I got my makeover the other day the Medium shade was used on me just fi... see post
Lucky03
Foundation match advice - yellow or pink?
Hi everyone,   I could use some major help in trying to find a foundation match.  My skin has a definite yellow undertone.  When I get matched at Sephora, my result is 3Y05 which matches me with what I currently use, MUFE HD in #120.  However, when I went to MAC, I was matched with the Pro Longwear Foundation in NW15.  The MUFE foundation clearly has yellow undertones to match, but to me it makes my face look even more yellow. I understand that the NW at MAC means it has pink undertones and is meant for cooler skin, but it seemed to work for me?  I don't quite understand which type of undertones I should be looking for and I would like to find a better match for my skin in the MUFE HD foundation.  Should I try one that has more of a pink undertone or stay with the yellow that my natural skin tone is?  I appreciate any advice!!! Thank you!
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I agree, natural lighting is the best. Sit in front of a window for the best results.  see post
sarahbt
Was diorskin shimmer star in amber diamond discontinued?
Does anyone know where else to buy it?
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes, this product was discontinued some months back. I had always wanted to try it, but figured I could hold off on yet another highlighter as it was perm. As I was sear... see post
MarciaBrady
Diorskin Airflash vx. Sephora Airbrush spray foundations
Has anyone tried, or know anyone who has tried, both? They both have great reviews, but one is more than double the price of the other. I'm wondering other than cost what the biggest difference between the two is. Thanks!
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elizabethspicks
elizabethspicks / NEWCOMER / replied
I've tried both and I definitely prefer the Dior spray (after just a few minutes it sets in: lovely matte, great coverage, doesn't even require powder unless you plan to... see post
coincoin
anastasia brow powder
does anyone want anastasia brow powder?  I have in ebony or brunette.  I hardly used them  I also have illamasqua brow powder in vehement.  They are free...I will ship them to u...no strings attached!  I just don't want them to be a waste since I found my go to brow gel now.
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meecheroo
BEAUTY GURU meecheroo / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I'll take the other one if no one wants it ;) see post
puglover05
Anyone tried the new Tarte primer with KVD foundation?
I have been trying to get myself out of a minor depression since KVD discontinued her primer. I wondered if anyone tried the new Tarte primer or the the new too faced primer with it?  
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sadandsassi
What brush would work best with Kat Von D lock it tattoo foundation?
I recently bought the KVD Lock it tattoo foundation, I have the UD good karma optical blurring brush but my makeup ends up looking somewhat "cakey". I use the smash box photo ready primer before foundation, mufe hd micro finish powder and UD all nighter setting spray after foundation.. I use about 1 pump of foundation for my whole face if that helps. I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong. 
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puglover05
BEAUTY BUFF puglover05 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I use Tarte's amazonian clay foundation brush, the big fluffy one and like it. The key with her foundation is a good primer. Unfortunately hers worked best but it has si... see post
akhorounjaia
I have a concealer that I want to return
I bought it in April and left it at my mum's house. I recently went to my mums a month ago and found it. Now it's too light for my skin tone. I still have the receipt but I bought it in April. Is it too late to return?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi  akhorounjaia,   Now that it has been more than 90 days since the initial purchase date, it is up to the store's discretion as to whether they will accept a retu... see post
crflh
anastasia beverly hills customizable contour palette
Hey lovelies, So i know a lot of you own the original contour palette and love it... personally for me, it was too warm and not true "contour" colors other than fawn. I own shadowy from mac and its definitely too deep for every day use, and i was going to purchase sculpt... but do any of you suggest any of her new colors from the customizable palette? (She released a ton on her site!)   you can drag and drop shades to create your own so it would be awesome if you could suggest the shades that are true contour colors... and if there are none, i will go for my sculpting powder   Thanks for any feedback on this palette! 
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JessG2982
JessG2982 / NEWCOMER / replied
I was not that impressed with the palette.  Other than the banana powder the others just dont work for me.  see post
sammy1430
Foundation for oily skin
So I am 42 with oily/dull /acne prone skin with hyper pigmentation. (Sound fun) I use my Clairosonic followed by Ole Henricksen products.  I have used BM oil control primer (nice) pore fessional (not too big of a fan) and smashboxs light ( verdict still out on this one) oh also LM mineral primer (nice)  So first looking for a suggestion for a primer for oily skin, again currently just bought smashbox light. Foundation I wear BM matte (nice) and or MUFE duo compact, and I could go on with the foundations I have but those are the most used right now.  i am always jealous when I see a woman with that supple skin, not too dewy nor matte, but looks nicely moisturized.  I only have been able to achieve a matte look or oily look.  Looking for a suggestion on a foundation.  I have tried Tarte amazonian clay, and surprisingly looked extremely   oily with that too.  So if you say powder is the best way, I guess I will have to stick with that and use my Benefit high beam to  try to make it look not so matte.  I was curious how the Bobbi Brown stick is for oily skin.  It's listed under options on their site for oily skin, yet not good with the reviews.  Shade I am currently Sephora collection 8hr matte D33 (see, the list of foundations go on) 
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I'm assuming that you want a medium to full coverage foundation to cover your hyperpigmentation. I would suggest using a foundation with a semi matte for matte finish be... see post
CharliefromNY
Should I switch to Bare Minerals????
I've been reading about how natural Bare Minerals makeup is.....I'm a bit nervous about using just a powder.....What do you think??
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Cupcakecandy
BEAUTY GURU Cupcakecandy / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Makeupbytiffanyd on youtube just made a 30 minute video reviewing and demo-ing the two(matte/original) Bare Minerals, Well-Rested Powder Concealer, and the Ready Mineral... see post
loref85
Tinted moisturizers with SPF - I'm a wedding guest
Hi there, I got invited to a wedding (night time) and I'm considering buying the laura mercier tinted moisturizer. This product has SPF 20, does anyone know if this product has flashback?
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andyhtrieu
BEAUTY MASTER andyhtrieu / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
SPF doesn't flash back as long as the active ingredients are NOT titanium dioxide and/or iron oxides. This video explains in depth about flash back and SPF. :)   see post
gogreyhound
Please suggest a powder foundation
Hi BT Buddies!! Here is my dilemma--I have used Jane Iredales pressed and loose minerals, I like both, but the pressed just doesnt give me enough covereage. I want a pressed foundation that gives medium/buildable coverage. I haven't tried BM Ready yet, but I did use the loose in Fairly Light. I recently tried the IT Cosmetics one and like it but it was too yellow so back it went. I need a fair with COOL undertones--no yellow. I have combination skin, tends to get oily T zone... I  welcome any suggestions! Thanks in advance!
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unblownkisses
BEAUTY BOSS unblownkisses / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second the MUFE! see post
weeeeweeeeeee
Makeup and wearing motorcycle helmets?
Riders!   I am looking at getting riding lessons, but I have never even put on a racing helmet, only ones for go carting with a head sock on. So my question is, will wearing a helmet rub makeup off? If I decide to not drive and ride everywhere instead, will I have to give up makeup?      
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
The only scooter I have seen that is highway ready (as of very old research!) was a Piaggio MP3. I was looking to buy one for a while since it is automatic and had a sus... see post
sammy1430
Sephora Collection 8HR foundation
  So I am always on the hunt for that "Miracle in a Bottle" I went into Sephora to try a new foundation that I have not worn yet. (Which I have worn a lot) I am 42 with acne/oily skin. I find a powder foundation works best, but love the way liquid looks instead. I was matched to #33 in the 8hr mattifying compact in the Sephora line. It looked good when she applied my makeup. Just wondering why there is not much talk about this one. I have the MUFE Duo and I would compare it to that. (or when wearing it I won't?) I have yet to wear it, just curious if anyone that has used this likes or dislikes it. Also wear MUFE HD (stinks for oily skin, and yes I cleanse with my Clarisonic, use the Ole henriksen line and always use a primer, currently the oily free one from Smashbox) also use MUFE Duo compact. Never tried the mat velvet, don't know why. Aveda, and BM (matte formula) Also SA applied with brush, I have been using my BM Kabuki brush, shall I apply differently??
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marcan
which color of concealer do i need?
Just purchased sephora's 10 hr foundation and mattifying compact in light 23. Which color do i need to purchase the sephora 10hr fix and correct concealer?
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Valdeezie
BareMinerals Foundation!
So I've always used their matte loose foundation and while I love it I'm looking for something less "cakey" now with more of a beautiful sheer finish for my daily look.   I've tried their new Skin Brightening Liquid Foundation and it just makes me look old since it settles into my lines and pores. I wish that one worked out because the brightening concept was pretty awesome  : (   I see they have this "Ready" foundation? What are your thoughts on this foundation? Seems like it has good reviews but how does it compare to their loose foundations? Would you use the loose mineral veil with it or the matching Ready Veil?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY BUFF TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Try doing mineral veil and then the foundation, totally different effect from doing foundation and then veil. ;) see post
Tirah
Is my concealer too light?
Urban Decay's Naked foundation in 4.0 is an almost perfect match to my skin. I chose the concealer pencil in FBI for my dark circles. The concealer covers the circles but I look like I'm wearing red eyeliner all around my water line like I just spent the night crying my eyes out. Am I going too light with my color choice or do I need a color corrector instead?
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Tirah
BEAUTY MAVEN Tirah / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thanks, will definitely try it. see post
OliviasAunt
Pale Skin. Blush Color with Red Lipstick?
I have pale skin with yellow and red tones that are pretty much hidden when I wear foundation, what is the best color of blush to wear when wearing red lipstick? I have dark hair and eyes.
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OliviasAunt
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Thank you all! These are very helpful tips! see post
Alliebean123455
Estee Lauder Double Wear dupe?
The lightest Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation is still too dark for me and I was wondering if there were any good dupes for this foundation and the wonderful formula it offers. I heard the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr was good, any thoughts?
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Alliebean123455
SPECIAL GUEST Alliebean123455 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
thank you!! see post
lexip11
concealer
i was wondering what concealer would be good to put over the bobbi brown corrector, without spending a lot and that would be a dupe for the bobbi brown concealer that you're supposed to put over the corrector and would last all day?
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lexip, I recommend trying bareMinerals Correcting Concealer Broad Spectrum SPF 20, Benefit Cosmetics Erase Paste, or NARS Radiant Creamy Concealer.  These are all c... see post