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Best way to apply Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage 12-hour Foundation???
I recently bought the Tarte Amazonian Clay Full Coverage 12-hour Foundation, does anyone have any tips or tricks on how to apply it and what to apply it with? I've always struggled with putting on foundation without it looking splotchy and chalky. I have normal skin with minor breakouts and post-acne marks.   Thanks everyone!
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RpTr350 / NEWCOMER / replied
following this question.. I have the same problem, I use it with the tarte bb cream and my skin comes out looking cakey and dull. see post
Thoughts on smashbox contour sticks?
I have been searching the internet to find out how the smashbox trio contour sticks work on darker skin tones and have found nothing. I have been obsessing over contouring and highlighting lately, and although I like using powders, I also like the ease of using cream products too. I have the Lancôme contour duo stick in Suede, but the highlight end broke. Since then I have really wanted to mess with it in fear the contour side will do the same. I just picked up the Laura Mercier cream contour kit but haven't opened it since 1. I really want the Anastasia one but it's OOS everywhere but ebay and 2. like the idea of sticks. Has anyone tried out the smashbox ones and have an opinion how it would work for me? I'm a caramel brown complexion.
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This is one product to definitely try. I'm about NW20 and after trying out numerous contour powders that were way too orange, and then one powder that was the right sort... see post
Georgio Armani Maestro Foundation... ok for dry skin?
I have been using the Luminous silk foundation for a while now and I love it so much. I have really dry and sensitive skin and I have found it works well for me. I was looking at the maestro though and am wondering some opinions on it... is it ok for dryer skin types? I like the idea that it is a dropper/serum/lightweight formulas but I don't want to purchase if it isn't good for me. I also don't live near a sephora that carries Georgio Armani in store.    Thanks!
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Full coverage foundation for dry skin
I've always tended toward lighter coverage foundations, but lately I've been making my way through my sample stash and I realize I also really like the more flawless look that full coverage gives.  But the ones I've tried so far are incredibly matte and seem to dry my already dry and sensitive skin out further, even when I use a hydrating primer and more hydrating products on top.   Are there any fuller coverage concealers that have more of a dewy look and that don't feel as drying?
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JennaLynnCA / NEWCOMER / replied
i am very dry and i use the tarte full coverage amizonian clay foundation it works great ( especially with a damp beuty blender) see post
Kat von D Lock-It tattoo foundation shade
Hi!   I'm a NC13 in MAC.. Would this be light 42 for the KvD?   Thanks!
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LindaBS, I recommend the color Light 45 - light complexion with yellow undertone in the Kat Von D Foundation! :) -Laura   see post
Twice I have had to return powder?!
Bare Minerals Mineral Veil
Hey all....does anyone have a product recommendation that is like Mineral Veil (gives healthy "glow", not sparkle and shine) that DOES NOT contain bismuth oxychloride? Loved the look of Veil, but I cannot tolerate bismuth. Thanks in advance.
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BEAUTY MAVEN bondo05 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I was so excited to check out the Hourglass Ambient powder...but they do containt Bismuth. So disappointed because they look beautiful! see post
Is Laura Mercier Silk Creme foundation changing?
I went to Sephora today to grab a replacement Silk Creme foundation, and there were two different looking tubes mixed on the display. There were a few colors only available in the original looking tube, and a few with a newer looking design. My color was only there in the new tube, so I decided to get it. The only difference I can see is that this is called Oil Free Photo Edition, and the color is a little warmer and more yellow than my standard Cream Ivory shade. On the box, this one says it is meant for normal to oily skin types...sounds different to me? Has anyone seen this too? Thoughts?
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BEAUTY BOSS njattana / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ooo I've been waiting for this! This is my HG foundation and I've been curious to see what changes were going to be made with the reformulation as I was hearing differen... see post
Re: Lancome Dual Finish powder
Hello, I currently wear Lancome Bisque 5C liquid makeup. I am looking to add a powder to my bag. Would you recomend the Lancome dual finish powder for touchups and on the go? And if so, which color would I choose...Bisque 2? Thank you!
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BEAUTY BOSS DrProducts / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Though I have a huge amount of Lancome due to my adoration of Gifts With Purchase, I held  out on getting Lancome's Dual Finish powder for a goodly while, though I saw t... see post
Nars Creamy Concealer Shade?
I'm the shade Fiji in the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and I was wondering what shade I should buy in the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. 
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Estee lauder double wear match 3C1
I need a powder match to Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation 2C1  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi tinaansley,   I used the Color IQ tool to find powder foundations that match your skintone. Your color IQ is 1Y06, and you can view the powders that match you her... see post
Best double sided brush?
Hey guys! So I was in the market for a good double sided brush seeing as they are the rage & literally everyone swears by how good they are. Confused between the Kat von d, Tarte, Urban decay one? any other brands that have the double sided face brush? And which is your experience is the best for like maybe contour as well as blending foundation? Any suggestions will be welcome
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Pore minimizer primer
What's the best pore minimizer primer? I just have tried the benefit porefessional and its ok. Is there anything better than that?  Thanks 😘
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've just used this once but didn't get a good first impression, I'll be using it again though because it looks promising.  see post
No luck finding a foundation that matches my pale skin tone! Please help!
Hey guys, I hope you can help me out with this! The scenario: I have extremely extremely pale skin. I have tried Sephora's Aerosol Foundation in Cream, Make Up for Ever Velvet Matte in Alabaster, Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation in Fair-Light Honey and Josie Maran's Powder Compact in 01- Fair/Light but everything has been too dark for me and it's getting quite frustrating to not have found a perfect match yet! I have even tested out some of suggestions listed under the ColourIQ, and low and behold, they are still too dark and/or orangey For all those with a similar issue, what foundation do you guys use and why? 
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BEAUTY PRO skate08 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Not sure if you're interested in BB, but I'm superpale and found the Smashbox BB in fair to be too light for me. Might be worth a try. see post
Im looking for a primer and under eye consealer for combination to oily skin.
I currently have the Mac mineralized foundation and a prep and prime pen for highlighting. I find that my makeup does not last for me as it is mineralized and it wipes off my face very easily. Should I switch to maybe a foundation that isnt mineralized? However, I do like the fact that it is less harmfull on my skin. How is the Tarte line? Also looking for a under eye consealer and primer that may help my situation. Please help! What do you guys recomend? Thanks, Stefanie
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IT GIRL C0ffeeAndMakeup / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I have combination skin too and primers have been less effective than finding the right foundation. The best one I've found for oiliness is Guerlain Lingerie de Peau. It... see post
Asian female seeking perfect powder
 I am: low maintenance, quite busy, and looking for the perfect match. No luck with makeup counter matchmakers, who insisted the had found the one for me, only to discover in natural light that they were far too pink or neutral for my yellow-toned skin. You are: easy to apply, oil free and non-irritating w spf. and although size doesn't matter(much), longish lasting most definitely does. Since my makeup regimen is composed entirely of powder+mascara, it's important that you're 'the one'.  Any advice on who to consult, where to go or what to buy would be fabulous since (despite the Clinique ladyinsisting that "all Asian girls want to look more white!") I haven't given up hope you're out there
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BEAUTY PRO asdfkl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I'm Asian as well and I use Physicians Formula Mineral Talc-Free Mineral Airbrushing Loose Powder. It works really well with yellow toned skin. It has really good covera... see post
The best Corrector ???
Which is the best corrector, Bobbi Brown Peach or Giorgio Armani Orange ??? I have dry skin, very minimal darkness but deep hollows. I use a full coverage concealer but need a corrector as well. 
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Devi92,   One of my first orange concealers was the Armani one! I have light-medium skin with yellow undertones and I could not believe how well it neutralized my... see post
Large Pores
What's the best foundation and/or primer to minimize/hide pores? I've used smashbox pore minimizing primer, but no luck. Any suggestions? Thanks!
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HELP - LIGHT COVERAGE FOUNDATION
I am trying to find a sheer coverage foundation, with a natural finish. I want the foundation to just even out my skin tone.  I do not like tinted moisturizer,  I tried the Nars Sheer Glow, but it look like a medium to full, so i did not like it. 
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BEAUTY WHIZ Nykole / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
While it may not be what you are looking for, I use Tarte's BB tinted treatment 12 hour primer and it evens out my skin tone without looking like I am wearing foundation... see post
Kevyn Aucoin the sensual skin enhancer- how do you use it?
I'm so excited my first KA product has finally arrived. I tested it out last night, it is SO pigmented and feels a little bit dry. My question is, what tool do you usually use to apply it? Do you mix it with any other moisturizer or serum? If you do, please let me know which moisturizer works well this foundation? Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use mostly as a concealer, but if I use all over I mix with Embryolisse Lait Cream and apply with a beauty blender.   see post
Looking for a primer and foundation for oily skin that has uneven texture (acne pitted scars)
What is a good face primer and foundation for oily skin and uneven texture (acne pitted scars) I am tired of foundations making my scars appear larger and more noticeable. I am using several products from the Nude Skincare line and that has helped a lot but now I just need to find the right primer and foundation to pair with it. I know that nothing I put on is going to make me appear flawless but there has to be some makeup out there that helps minimize the appearance of my scars. My current routine in the am is: nude skincare serum, Sephora matte moisturizer w/spf, Clinique super primer (I just received a sample of this), Lancôme pore minimizer (I recently purchased this to use just for filling in the pitted scars that are mainly on my cheeks) and MAC pro-long wear foundation.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For oily skin that also is experiencing textural differences, try a silicone based primer as the silica particles form more of a barrier over skin so make up isn't as pr... see post
how to use facial primer?
how to use facial primer? i just got some and have no idea how to use it. Thanks, Sarah
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IT GIRL abeoj / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Hi! :) You apply primer after moisturizer (make sure the moisturizer has had sufficient time to settle into the skin). Some say you only need to apply to the parts of y... see post
How do you apply your foundation? A poll of sorts
Just curious on what everyone's favorite tool for foundation application is.    I swear by my beauty blender, but I've never used a brush, other than for powder foundations like bare minerals.   
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BEAUTY MASTER mpas / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Not all my foundations respond well to the same method.  No matter what I will dot the foundation all over my face and blend with either the BB or Real Tecniques Expert ... see post
Best contour set for fair skin?
I've been on the market for a contour kit for a while now, its practically the only item i do not own. I was excited for the ABH contour kit to come out, since they have two shade options, but i've only heard mixed reviews. Maybe my mind is just intimidated by the apparent darkness of some of the darker shades in some of these kits, but has anyone else had any luck?
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BEAUTY BOSS jwilk241 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have fair skin and I've found that the NYX blush in Taupe is a really great contour shade. And it's cheap!! see post
MUFE Concealer Shade?
Hi! In the Nars concealer, I'm the shade Honey. It's a bit too pink for me and I want to try out the MUFE concealer, mostly because it has a WAY better shade selection. I'm normally light-medium and have constantly rosy cheeks, so the concealer needs to be around neutral-warm for it to be natural-looking at all!  Any help? -Katie
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What's the best highlighter?
I have pale skin with cool undertone (Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation 42). I need something that won't glitter like crazy but give me a nice shine. I was thinking about getting the Shiseido Medusa Highlighter (which I'd have to order in Canada since it was discontinued). Thanks.
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BEAUTY GURU Tamara76 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I love my Guerlain Meteorites so much for highlighting!  But, they do seem to leave a little shimmer.   For spot highlighting, have you tried Watt's Up by Benefit?  I ... see post
2015 Spring / Summer Make up
Is matte or dewy / glow make up in for 2015?   Right now i use do not use foundation, but use some bronzer / blush with a little face powder over it to set.  Its more of a matte look.  If a dewy look is in, how would i get that?  Do i need to drop the face powder? I feel like it does keep the blush bronzer better throughout the day. Thanks
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi laur1234, Try a luminous primer!  I like the Dior Glow Maximizer primer.  Also the Cover FX Illuminating primer is another great option.  Adding an illuminating pri... see post
concealer shade
i want to buy the new urban decay concealer online and im not sure which shade should i buy, in the urban decay foundation i use the color 4.0
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ccathe, I recommend the color Medium Light Neutral in the Urban Decay Concealer! :) -Laura   see post
How to sanitize cream blushes and eyeshadows?
HALL OF FAMER vanillammm / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
google "beauty so clean" make up sanitizer - they make a spray and wipes to sanitize your cosmetics. You can get it on amazon.   see post
Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer Shade Help
I'd like to try it but I don't know which shade (and unfortunately I don't have access to a store that carries KA).  Any suggestions?  My color IQ is 3Y07.  Thanks
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BEAUTY BOSS njattana / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thanks for the tip I just purchased samples of two shades I've been curious to try! see post