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Q. Foundation for flawless skin/cover up acne
Hi! I'm fourteen years old and am on the market for a new foundation. My skin is pretty normal, but I do get oily in the T zone. I have a lot of redness in my cheeks and some acne. I am currently using the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and I'm really impressed. It does a fantastic job covering up my redness. The only thing is, it doesn't exactly cover up my acne well. It covers the redness, but you can still see the bumps on my skin. I want something similar to Maybelline Fit Me, but will give me higher coverage and cover all my acne. I want a flawless finish that still looks natural. Also, I don't have a lot of money to spend so something on the lower end of prices would be great. Drugstore or high end is fine. Thanks in advance!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sophcorbs,   Even though some of the foundations sold at Sephora are at a higher price point than some drugstore options, you will find that higher quality produc... see post
My foundation routine always looks cakey! Help!
Hello!   I'm 20, with fair skin and I have oily/sensitive acne prone skin, and I have yet to find a decent foundation routine. I have large pores on my cheeks, a ton of blackheads and rough skin on my forehead, like sort of checkered fine lines if that makes any sense. Every single foundation routine I've tried so far just accentuates the awful look of my skin, no primers, that I've tried seem to make any difference. Does anyone have any tips/brushes/makeup products to suggest? They all need to be long-lasting as well, preferably a luxury one, I never seem to like drugstore ones.   Products I've tried: -Beauty blender -Stippling Brush -Revlon Colorstay -Lacome Teint Idol -Covergirl ready set gorgeous -Loreal Tru Match -Loreal Tru Match lumiere -Two Faced Primed and Poreless -Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer -Smashbox photofinish -The porefessional -MAC studio fix powder -Lancome LaBase pore primer -Clinique Superprimer -Laura mercier translucent powder -MUFE Skin equalizer step 1 smoothing -Benefit Hello Flawless powder   Thanks so much!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Luna815 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
If you watch make up tutorials on YouTube, shaaanxo uses the bb cream if you wanted to see it better!  https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=sS0InKLFDt0   see post
Want long lasting, natural/dewy finish, medium or buildable coverage
I feel like I have been on a search for my holy grail foundation for years. I have combo, acne prone skin. I also have rosacea, which I wish to cover. But I don't want coverage that is too heavy because it looks unnatural with my freckles. My favorite foundation I have used is Urban Decay Naked Liquid Makeup. I am wearing it in the picture below. HOWEVER... It never lasts for me. I have tried various primers and even the UD setting spray. Can anyone recommend a similar finish (natural/dewy) on a foundation that will last all day (esp in the warm summer) on my skin type?  Thank you!!  
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Q. Foundation Help me choose!
Hi. I am having the worst time trying to pick my next foundation purchase. My number one requirement is that it is long lasting, but additional criteria includes light weight and/or medium- light buildable coverage, not dewy- I need something natural or matte. I have true combo skin, but I don't want something that is too drying. I found estee lauder double wear light to be too heavy, and a bit drying for reference. For the record, I did look up reviews (which every single one has a lot of good and then several terrible ones) and I searched, but all the searches that came up for long lasting also wanted full coverage and/or needed to cover a lot. I have a tiny bit of hyperpigmentation on my upper cheeks, but aside from that, I don't need anything too heavy. I would appreciate it so much if I could get some of your opinions, since I value the opinions of the girls on BT more than the average review- you ladies know what you are talking about! (Other info: I have tried Tarte- too heavy, cakey, Teint Idole is okay but I want to try something else. Also, I hate primers and have never tried one that works well under foundation for me. I've tried several and most of them suck all the oil out of my face and make my skin look really dry, while others caked up underneath and/or made my foundation roll.) Oh, also, I don't care if the suggestion is Sephora brand or something else. Sorry so long, just trying to get all the details in. Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @karma3p80,   Have you tried the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation SPF18? This foundation is incredibly lightweight! It feels like you're not wearing anyth... see post
Pressed Powder Suggestions?
I need a new pressed powder. Any suggestions?   Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@niamhroisin,   @BlueEyedAli's suggestion is great! The Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation provides a full coverage and it doesn't look cakey! When I first tried this... see post
Liquid Bronzer!
What is the best liquid bronzer? I have not tried any yet but I know there are a few to choose from, I have been eyeing the Armani Liquid Summer but I'm not sure if I should spend the money if there's something better.
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HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Armani!  It's gorgeous!! see post
Liquid / cream / mousse foundations similar to MUFE Matte #110?
Hi everyone! Here's some quick background about me and what I'm looking for:   I have very pale skin and problems with redness and oiliness. My favorite foundation used to MUFE Matte Velvet in #15 (Alabaster), which matches my skin wonderfully. BUT, more recently, my skin has become a lot drier and I'm having to stay away from matte foundations. I like the coverage and feel of MUFE HD Invisible, but the lightest shade doesn't match Matte Velvet 15.   Other foundations I've tried / am trying: -Shiseido The Makeup Dual Balancing in I20: Like the feel, wrong shade/tone -Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 00: A little bit thinner than MUFE HD, but a better shade for me   So, I'm wondering what super pale foundations out there people with difficult combination skin/assorted problems have tried and liked? I'm considering giving Givenchy Photo Perfect foundation or Urban Decay's Naked a try based on what I've read in this forum, but I'm on the fence. Of these two and any others you can think of, what would be most comparable to the coverage offered by MUFE HD Invisible Cover?   Secondly, I do have some MAC Face and Body in white that I mix with my existing too-dark foundations, but I'm finding it's a little too watery and causes my foundation not to blend well on my skin. Are there any similar pure white foundations that aren't as watery that people like?
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BEAUTY BUFF dreambean / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
 I can definitely sympathize with your problems finding a light enough foundation! I'm blindingly pale myself, so I know the struggle well ;~; I also have MUFE Matte Vel... see post
Anastasia BH VS Kat Von D Contour
I think both of these contour and highlight palettes are gorgeous but I seriously have no idea which one to buy! I don't live close to a Sephora location, making it harder to swatch the colours on myself to see which one would look better. Help please! I have fair skin with a cool undertone.    { Anastasia Beverly Hills   Contour Kit in Light to Medium} { Kat Von D   Shade + Light Contour Palette}    Edit: While I do want the palette that best fits fair skin with a cool undertone, I also need it for the powders to look natural and not so harsh/super defined. {Make sense? Haha}
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BEAUTY BOSS studz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm fair with pink undertones. I only own the Anastasia palette. I love it. I fell in love with it the first time I used it. Honestly the only shade I don't use on mysel... see post
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk match
hi.  I would love to try the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation but since it's only sold online I am not sure what color to order.  I am currently using the Diorskin Nude Air serum in color 010.
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HALL OF FAMER butterblume / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's the palest one in Dior, and it means your color IQ number is 3Y01. The palest one in the GA luminous silk is color 2, which is color iq number 3Y02, so it should ... see post
Foundation Shade
I am needing help finding a shade in Kat Von D Lock It foundation. I am Fairly Light in Bare Minerals, and Nude in Revlon Colorstay. Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi katgrl33,   I would also recommend Light 44 in the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation as this is a very similar shade to the other shades you are currently using.    ... see post
What Shade to I Buy?
I would like to purchase the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Creamy Concealer, but I do not know what shades I should purchase.  However, I do know that my Color IQ  Color Match is 1Y07.  Thanks for your help.
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi anastasia3030,   Based on your Color IQ, I recommend Custard - yellow tone for light to medium complexion .   http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-... see post
Everyday Face Makeup Recommendation
What brand and/or product would you recommend for an everyday face foundation or bb cream. I will be starting Nursing school in the fall and want to have a quick routine so that I look presentable. I have acne and scarring  but hope that they clear up with the Retin A by the time I start school. I want something that is about medium coverage.? I can never stand light coverage. Also, maybe long-ish wearing because of my oily skin.    I have no idea what to use. i am so used to full coverage foundations.
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BEAUTY MASTER clemon / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I am a big fan of powder make up for quick applications,no pumping foundation to the back of your hand, no dirty finger if you are applying with your fingers or no time ... see post
What concealer/foundation is good for me??
Hello I'm a teenager; my face is very dry and has some bad acne spots. I have very fair skin so I like to cover my face to reduce redness and cover acne marks. Any good products that I should look into? I've tried Makeup Forever (too heavy) and Stilla CC Cream (not my color). Any help please?
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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'd say start your search with a tinted moisturizer with "oil free" ingredients only - you are young and need to think long term about your combination skin (dry with ac... see post
Need blush help please
Can you suggest a blush?   I have the Clinique cheek pop in melon which I love but I want another option for summer. Ginger pop is too red. Nude pop doesn't show on me. Peach pop is too pink. i tried the hourglass dim infusion which was too orange. i have NARS orgasm in the multiple but it's too shimmery. can you please suggest a warm blush for me?  
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BEAUTY BOSS ydnam / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi - I wear YSL touché éclat in b10 if that helps  see post
Nars Santa Fe / DiorSkin Nude Air Serum
Hello! What color is equivalent to Nars Santa Fe Powder Foundation in Diorskin Nude Air Serum SPF20? Thank you!
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Concealer Shade
When you are purchasing a concealer, do you want to buy a lighter or darker shade to that of your foundation?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Smiley!   Is your question about an undereye concealer to cover dark circles, or a concealer to use on the face to cover any marks/blemishes?   1.  Undereye conce... see post
Full Coverage Foundation for Combination Skin
Hello lovelies!  I'm desperately searching for a new full coverage foundation! I have dry skin around the corners of my mouth and an oily t-zone. I have a couple of pesky blemishes around my jawline and some faint acne scars on my cheeks that I've been trying to cover up.  I'm looking for a liquid, matte foundation that will hydrate my dry skin without adding any oiliness to my t-zone but still giving me that full coverage. I've tried a bunch of different things in my makeup routine and I'll share them below: Applicators : -Beauty blender -Sonia Kashuk brush no. 4  -Sephora professional mineral powder brush no. 45 Primer : -UD Pore Perfecting primer -Smashbox Photo Finish primer Foundation : -UD Naked (I like this one but not enough coverage after a few hours) -Clinique Even Better Makeup (pretty good but not great) -Tarte Amazonian Clay (way too drying on my skin, but LOVE their concealer) -Bobbi Brown (Don't remember much about this one but not worth the $50)   I do use a powder but they're just drugstore ones like CoverGirl and E.L.F. I was considering purchasing either Smashbox Studio Skin, Clinique Acne Solutions makeup, Kat Von D Lock-it Tattoo foundation, and I've heard good things about Make Up Forever Mat Velvet.   I'd be so appreciative for any and all tips and advice! Thanks!!!    
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BEAUTY GURU brennab / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I recently fell in love with the Laura Mercier Silk Creme Oil Free Photo Edition Foundation. My skin is exactly like yours and I'm really impressed with the coverage and... see post
Q. Pregnancy and makeup routine
I am currently 8 months pregnant and I would love to hear from all of you, expecting mom's! Tell me your makeup routine,skincare during pregnancy and how much it has changed.   I have noticed since,I have been pregnant that my skin has been a bit more dry and sensitive. so,I had to change how much I lotion my face and exfoliate. my makeup routine consists of me, trying to hide how tired I look and looking less pale. I usually don't mind how,pale I am but,pregnancy has made me pretty ghostly LOL.        
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. My first pregnancy, my skin became an oil slick.  Didn't matter that I had changed to skincare for oily skin, it was an oil slick within two hours.  My skin is normally ... see post
Q. cle de peau concealer
I know that Cle De Peau Concealer is supposed to be one of the best out there, so I recently went to a department store counter to try it out. I am very fair and usually match the lightest shade of foundation/concealer in most brands. When I swatched the lightest CDP concealer shade, Ivory, it looked very dark on my hand. I compared the concealer to my foundation at home and it was darker than my foundation. Is there anyone else who has noticed this with CDP? Is this supposed to be more of a corrector? Or is there anyone who is pale but still uses CDP concealer that can explain to me how it works for them? Thank you!
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SIGHTSEER MakeupTheStory / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / answered
A. CDP is the ONLY brand that matches my skin tone to perfection. I ABSOLUTELY ADORE IT. Everything I own from them is so perfect, it looks like I'm not wearing any makeup,... see post
Nars Orgasm vs Super Orgasm
Yes, I know this question has been asked before, however, I haven't really seen anyone who can answer my specific questions about the two blushes. Looking at swatches and reviews online don't help, they're all so different and there are so many varying opinions!   I am looking to purchase either one of these blushes (not lip gloss), but am not sure which one. So! I'd like to know, primarily, which one is pinker. I know both lean pinky-peach but if one has a more pink tone I definitely would go to that one. Second, which one's formula is better (I don't mind glitter at all, I love it!) Third, which one would be better suited to very pale skin. THANKS!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ LorettaLove1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you so much! :) see post
concealer/bb cream help!
hi! so i've recently stopped wearing foundation and am trying to start wearing concealer only. i only have a few pimples and a small facial scar that i like to cover up, but i feel like whenever i use concealer on its own, its just very noticeable and stands out. i have many different concealers, all in the right colors, but i just feel like whenever i just wear concealer it is obvious that i am trying to hide something. so, i've started wearing bb cream to kinda camouflage the concealer in with my skin, but i just can't find a good one. i really need it to last all day and provide light/medium coverage without looking like i have makeup on! please let me know any suggestions/advice on the concealer problem / any recs on bb cream.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lexibrielle,   Depending on how much coverage you're looking for, I would highly recommend the stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer. The top of this has a ... see post
WHAT SHADE AM I IN LAURA MERCIER MINERAL POWDER?
I am Medium Tan in Bare Minerals Mineral Powder.   Thanks so much <3
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Gabriella0504,   I responded to your question on your other post here > http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/What-shade-am-I-in-Laura-Mercier-Mineral-P... see post
Where is YSL Teint Foundation in Beige Dore 10?
I recently splurged on myself and gave myself a custom makeover where I fell in love with the foundation used...Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation in the color Beige Dore 10. I've had the product for a few months and was worried about it running out, so I went re-order online and that color option wasn't even there. I went to my local Sephora and they had a tester for that color but there were no actual foundations that I could buy. When I asked, the SA tried to find it online and in the back but couldn't explain why it wasn't in the system or when it would be back. I just want to know what happened and when can I expect that particular color to be available to purchase. Also, what would be good matches for that color. (I tried using the Color IQ match with the YSL Beige Dore 10, and that color didn't come up as an option for me to match colors with other products.)  If anyone could help or point me in the right direction to just clarify what happened, I would love that.
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SPECIAL GUEST KellW / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I looked on YSL's actual website and it's still available-but I'll try Nordstrom. Thank you. see post
Face Self Tanning Help
My entire body gets tan except my face. I have tried multiple face self tanners (Clarins Tanning Milk, Bare Minerals, St. Tropez), but they all break me out. Any suggestions for a good face self tanner for sensitive skin? Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS Ikon / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second the tarte product. It's great! Super moisturizing and I've never had breakouts with my sensitive skin. see post
Powder/Foundation
What is a good powder foundation for combo oily skin? I use Kat Von D and it is starting to slide right off. It seems like it is just a layer on top of my skin that can be wiped off. How can I change this or what is a good recommendation?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@RoleModelAerith,   I would highly recommend using a face primer prior to applying this foundation or really, any foundation. I don't usually use a setting powder wi... see post
Highlighter Dupe
I love the highlighter in the Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Naked(Original), but want to move away from purchasing the palette again. So any good dupes?  Help please! And thanks. 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi xalexandriax,   I recommend trying the Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer in the color 02 Light Beam. This color is beautiful and it reminds me a lot ... see post
Make-up brushes
Hi everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice.  I have just really started getting into putting make-up on and I wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations on brushes.  I want to get some nice brushes to put on.  Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO makeitup305 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I second Real Techniques. They're super soft, affordable, and I haven't had one shed yet. They have several sets that are around $20. I think it's good to have a few che... see post
Colourpop Highlighters
I bought these and they just came in today so I will be reviewing them as I wear each shade.     Today I wore Highly Waisted and I did put a bunch on because you all know how I love that glow!  I don't find it to be the most pigmented highlighter or anything.  It's fine but not amazing.  It applies nicely but I can't say to the blendability because I was going for a bam sort of look.  I wasn't intending to blend it into the skin.  I only wore it to dinner so  I can't speak to the longevity but I will be wearing a different shade to work tomorrow so then I can tell you how it lasts.     Here is a picture of me wearing Highly Waisted:  
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
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which Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer should i get???
hello, I'm going on a beach trip in two weeks and from all i've read for essentials tinted moisturizer is one of them and all through sephora the laura mercier is the one favorite I've seen. i'm a NC15 in the mac but a 4.75 in the giorgio armani (blended perfectly). from experience from makeup counters i am Fair with a red undertone so what would i be?. also which of the moisturizers is the best between the broad spectrum, illuminating, and oil free laura mercer tinted moisturizers? Thank you!
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BEAUTY BUFF haleyhamill / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Your skin sounds like my skin! Fair with a red undertone. Also, LAURA MERCIER is great, in my opinion! Her products are my overall favorite. The thing to keep in mind wi... see post
which shade of NARS radiant creamy concealer is suited for Indian-Asian skin tone.
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome and thank you for sharing them as well so other users can check them out! :D see post