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Opinions on bareMinerals Matte Foundation?
I have only used liquid foundation but I am reading reviews that say this works well with oily/combo skin. Does anyone have any experience with this foundation? I am considering giving it a try. I have an oily T-zone with some dry spots on my skin.    Thanks!   
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Some BM products contain bismuth oxychloride which can be an irritant.   I'm hypersensitive and haven't reacted. see post
Need Help Picking the Perfect Foundation
Hello everyone, I know there are tons of threads about finding the perfect foundation already so I apologize for another one :c it's been a while since I've bought a high end foundation but I'd really like to invest in one again, I'm just having a hard time narrowing it down because I have so many brands in mind. I used to use the Make Up For Ever HD Foundation and I really liked it, I was thinking of trying the Ultra HD but I've heard from quite a few people that it isn't as good as the original HD unfortunately. Here's some info about my skin and my foundation needs:   -I want something with medium-full coverage as I have quite a bit of post-acne hyperpigmentation on my face -I'd like it to be very long lasting. 8-10 hours at the least I'd say, on a typical full day I have my makeup on for about 11 hours but on days when I go out after work or something I'd really like it to last all day. Unfortunately, I'm the kind of person who is very lazy about touching their makeup up throughout the day. I'll do it if I have to, but I'd rather not -I'm not too picky about the finish, I like both matte and satin finishes, however, I've noticed that after a while my foundation can start to look greasy, even though I have pretty dry skin and use primer and setting powder. So, I think matte might be a better fit for me -I'd like it to be reasonably light weight ( I understand this can be hard to accomplish with full coverage foundations so I'm willing to bend a little on that), unfortunately my foundation seems to always settle in to my pores and lines after a couple of hours and look cakey, even with primer and MAC's Fix Plus sprayed on (I use the Smashbox Photo Finish primer and occasionally the ELF Mineral Infused Primer) I've been researching quite a few foundations for a while but I still can't narrow it down. These are the ones that I thought might satisfy my needs:   -Estee Lauder Double Wear -Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24hr -Make Up Forever Matte Velvet -Make Up Forever Ultra HD Foundation Stick -Too Faced Born This Way -Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation -Kat Von D Tattoo Lock-it (I've tried this foundation quite a few times in samples before and I really loved the coverage and the matte finish, but it also felt very thick which is why I haven't bought it yet) If anyone has any other foundation suggestions please let me know! Also, please let me know which foundation listed above, if any, you would recommend for my needs.   Thank you very much everyone!  
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help
hi im so interested in finding what foundation to use ??
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Primers....are they worth the extra money?
I have tried numerous primers...are they worth it?  None seem to be worth the extra money...please enlighten me!
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BEAUTY MAVEN beautybandit88 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
lol.  i have the same experience and i thought i was the only one. the only way primer works for me is if i use one loaded with silicone (which clogs my pores) but makes... see post
Makeup touch ups for oily skin on the go ?
I have oily skin and use a oil free BB cream but it's annoying to blend with my fingers and I don't want to use a brush since it is not travel friendly. I am planning on switching to Laneige's Pore control bb cushion ( great to travel with) and also plan on purchasing, blotting paper, and Kiko Milano's Matte Base Primer, and their compact foundation(to make my skin matte). However, for touch ups during the day, should i just use the blotting papers to wipe the excess oil off and touch up with just the bb cushion mentioned above or use it with the Kiko Milano compact foundation together. I just don't know if I should purchase one compact or both of these.
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What is the sephora bronzer closest to aruba?
I notice Sephora brand's bronzer is no longer available in "Aruba".. What is the shade most similar to this that Sephora makes as a replacement? Thanks!
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Oily skin + foundation (Setting powder?)
I recently went in to pick up a new foundation to use in winter (I have a summer look I love with Dior Forever Flawless), but unfortunately I'm paler in winter and it doesn't have a match for my paler complexion. I picked up one that matched with my skintone in-store and that came recommended to me by Sephora staff (makeup forever ultra HD invisible cover stick foundation). I like everything about it except how shiny/oily it makes me look/feel after a few hours.   To that end, I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions for a foundation that worked well with combination skin (I have dry cheeks in winter, but a fairly typically oily T-zone). (My color IQ is 1R04.)   Alternatively, I'm open to the idea of keeping the make up forever foundation if I can find something to mattify it: is there a pressed/setting powder that someone might recommend? (Flash photography is a concern of mine - I do need something that won't show up oddly with a flash.)   Thank you so much for your help!
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BEAUTY MAVEN frametheface / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
An update on this for anyone who might have similar questions or similar problems: the Lancôme Teint Idole has been fantastic so far. I'm wearing it over my regular prim... see post
EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Foundation
  Hello. I was wanting to purchase a new foundation. I'm the shade fair in Elf BB Cream and I was wondering if you could help me find the right shade for an EX1 Cosmetics Invisiwear Foundation.
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Foundation and primer advice (over 50 skin)
I am 52 and getting conflicting advice regarding what type of primer and foundation is best for my age? Any advice appreciated.
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BEAUTY PRO mariharris / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
It actually all depends on what skin type you have and what you're looking for in a foundation/primer. Do you have oily, combination, dry or sensitive skin? Do you want ... see post
The Fair/Pale Thread
With so many users looking for the right product to use on their fair/pale/alabaster skin, I thought it would be great to start a thread specifically for this.   Some of the main questions I see have to do with the following: - Foundation/concealer shades - Contouring - Highlighting   I'll be posting comparison reviews and photos of everything I can get my hands on with these categories, as well as any others that people would like to inquire about. If you'd like to give input as well, please list the following:   - Skin IQ/MAC ID/describe skin tone and undertones - Skin type - Foundation matches (make it clear what is a perfect match if you have one, and what is slightly off) - (optional, but highly helpful) Photos of your skin with and without makeup, swatch comparisons, etc. Please ensure there is proper lighting, with little colour overcast (like fluorescent lighting).     ME: Skin IQ: 1y02 (closest neutral "match") MAC: NC8-10 Skintone is very pale, neutral to cool toned, translucent, prone to burning and freckles. Some surface redness. Cannot tan whatsoever. Type: Currently normal/combo. Slightly sensitive. Prone to dryness/patches and oilier nose.   Foundation Matches: - Kevyn Aucoin Sensual Skin Enhancer sx01 (99% match; more neutral toned, which evens out my redness perfectly) - CoverFX Custom Drops N10 (same tone as KA SS) - Dolce & Gabbana 60 Classic (perfect match) - MUFE HD Foundation Y205 (ever so slightly too light, but looks super natural with contour or blended with a drop of coverfx n10) - Giorgio Armani Luminessence (slightly cooler toned, great match though) - NARS Chantilly Concealer - DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 (slightly darker and too pink, but wearable, especially if wearing contour or bronzer) - KVD 42    Common recommendations that are too dark for me: Urban Decay Naked Foundation 0.5 (too dark for me, but would for for a tone darker than I) YSL (Touche Eclat concealer in 1.5 works though) GA  Hourglass  Tarte  EL  Too Faced Smashbox (fair is slightly too dark; would work for some a tone darker than I) Dior Foundations/serums (other than the one BB cream)   Too light: MJ Genius Gel cream 010     Foundation comparison swatches in natural light:   L-R:    Spoiler (Highlight to read) NARS Chantilly Concealer MUFE Y205 D&G Classic 60 KA SSE sx01 GA Luminessence CoverfX Custom Drops N10 DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001 UD Naked 0.5   NARS Chantilly ConcealerMUFE Y205D&G Classic 60KA SSE sx01GA LuminessenceCoverfX Custom Drops N10DiorSkin Nude BB Cream 001UD Naked 0.5      Contour: WIP     Highlighting: WIP     Let me know if you'd like any other categories, would like more info, or have any questions!    
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HALL OF FAMER kbmatthews / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks everyone for chiming in! The more input the better :)   I've been working on accumulating foundation samples (since you can only get so many at a time at Sephor... see post
trying to find a match
I'm trying to find a match for someone as a gift I want to get them tarte amazonian clay foundation can't figure out her shade she wears lancome 24hr in 470c what shade do recommend?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi KrissyGrund, There isn't an exact match.  Deep Sand is a little darker and  Tan-Deep Sand is a little lighter.    see post
YSL touche eclat no. 1
Hello ladies, I was wondering if you can recommend something similar to the touche eclat from YSL. I love it but sadly it is a bit pricey.   Thank you!
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rsebastian / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you, lylysa! :) I used my touche eclat about every two days and it lasted two and a half months. Which is okay! I will definiely take a look at your suggestion... see post
Q. Foundation tips?
Recently I've noticed my foundation leaves an extreme patchy cakey finish on my face (not cute whatsoever). I feel like I've tried so many foundations & primers from Sephora and cannot find the perfect combination or foundation for that matter. The primer I've used is too faced hangover and smash box pore minimizer. I've tried bare minerals matte foundation, tarte Amazonian clay, lancome, too faced born this way. NOTHING WORKS!!! I even set my face with a translucent powder and use urban decay make up spray. I'm dry around the corners of my nose, but extremely oiley in my t-zone, especially around the corners of my mouth. If anybody can give me a recommendation on anything I'd really appreciate it!!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, Rachachaa!   Princhesspeachy below brings up a good point in that skin care can be a huge component in determining how your makeup applies and wears. If you're sta... see post
Will Sephora carry the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Powder Foundation + Concealer?
I'd like to get the powder version from Sephora instead of other stores if possible. Is there a release date, or is it not going to be available?
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi radiotott,   We don't currently have any information on if/when we will be getting this product. Sorry about that! Please stay tuned to promotional emails for upd... see post
Dermablend
Will Sephora carry the Smooth Liquid Camo Concealer? It comes in a tube with a sponge tip wand.
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new glasses..and now my makeup looks awful??
So I finally decided to change my glasses i got a new prescription and now when doing my makeup i notice every little flaw just one change over night and my foundation routine which has been looking great lately now lm unhappy with it.  my prescription was getting old and i have astigmatism. Does this happen to any of you who wear glasses?   also am i just seeing everything with super vision and others wont be able to tell? also taking photos my face makeup looks fine i just cant get over how i look at myself in the mirror 
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BEAUTY BOSS elenaargent / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
when i first got them i left my front door and my pink floral umbrella was so vibrant it was ridiculous all the betrayl  see post
New foundation recommendations??
Hello my fellow Sephora ladies, I'm looking for a new foundation. I've always stuck with my trusty BareMinerals but I want something different. I typically use a BB cream underneath my powder since I don't like to use so much product at once. I'm looking for a very build able foundation, I don't mind if it's matte or a dewy-ish finish. My color is fair in BM and I am Snow Glow in the Too Faced Beauty Balm. Plus, I'm also thinking about breaking the ice and finally purchasing a Beauty Blender so whatever works well with that.   Thank you!!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN frametheface / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I recently picked up MUFE's Ultra HD Invisible Cover stick foundation, and I'm pretty smitten with it. I use a Beauty Blender to apply and it's very buildable. I have co... see post
tarte Blush color Amazonian Clay
I'm really interested in purchasing the Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush. I'm olive skin, Greek, black hair, normal skin and black eyes, I do tan very quickly if I'm in the sun. Any suggestions on color of the blush?
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BEAUTY BOSS sinfully / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I would suggest blushing bride. There is also a video of swatches from sephora in the items description that might help you.  see post
im a mess help
My face is so oily. i use a kat von d matte foundation with spray, primer and powder. When i matched it it was perfect to my face but a week later my face shade ismt the same and top of that the foundation wont stay on my face all day. This is not the foundation though this is a reaccuring issue with many of my foundations. i dont know what im doing wrong and i need help with everything. i go to sephora and ulta and i just hear the same things, and nothings working
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Laurham,   jemly's started you on the right path - if oiliness is a really consistent issues (across different primers, foundations, etc) then it's probably best ... see post
Difference b/w UD Naked Skin Weightless Ultra & MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Foundation
I have used the sample for the UD Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Foundation and liked it a lot better than the Too Faced one that everyone kept raving about.  The one I have not tried as a sample is the MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation.  My eye has been on the UD one because I have tried it and I am due for a new foundation. I currently use a Clinique one, but when my foundation is due to finish, I like to try new ones.  Can someone tell me what is the difference between the UD and the MUFE one?  The MUFE one seems to be ever so popular now.    I have combination skin, but my t-zone gets oily very fast.  The UD works very well…and I feel like it gives me a bit of a glow as well.    If anyone could give me some differences between the two that would be awesome!!!
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HALL OF FAMER blondesluv2shop / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I haven't tried MUFE so I can't speak to that but I use the Urban Decay one almost daily. It is very liquidy - make sure to shake it up really well.   On days when I w... see post
Need a SERIOUS primer to keep makeup ON my face
I have searched for a good, effective primer for a long, long time. Tried them all, MUFE, Tarte, Becca, etc. Actually easier to list what I have NOT tried! No matter what my foundations break-up/break-down all down my t-zone and actually slide right off of my face.    I have combo/sensitive skin, with an oily t-zone (rest of my face is totally normal). PLEASE help me find a primer that will actually KEEP my makeup on my face!
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BEAUTY MAVEN Nicholeeee / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I swear by Laura Mercier primers!  They work great and help keep makeup on all day.  Before that I tried POREfessional and Dr. Brandt but my skin got use to them very qu... see post
Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Coverage foundation
I have super bad acne and have been searching for a good full-coverage foundation that will make me feel confident. I went into Sephora and a wonderful lady helped me find a foundation that is amazing. I ended up purchasing Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full coverage foundation. I apply a moisturizer before apply my foundation. Except my skin just looks so dry!! I need a good moisturizer to help and maybe even an awesome primer! Any good suggestions?   Thanks a bunch!!!   McKenzie
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, KenzieRanson!   Which moisturizer are you currently using? Do you have a preference for a gel, lotion, or cream formula?   Have you used any primers before, if s... see post
60 YEARS OLD WITH COMBINATION SKIN AND VERY LARGE PORES. NEED A GOOD FOUNDATION
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Franklinnana!   While a finding a suitable foundation can make all the difference in the world, it's very rare that one item alone will be the "miracle" product th... see post
I wear urban decay naked skin in the shade 7.0, what shade would this be in the kat von d lock-it foundation?
HALL OF FAMER Mariahk83 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
using color iq - your shade in UD would put you at a 2Y07, while there isn't an exact match for that in KVD, if you go to 1Y07 it puts you at shade 56 in KVD.  That shou... see post
Colour for Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation
Hi There, My color IQ is currently 2Y05 and am trying to get the right colour for the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation.  I previously ordered #36 Beige Golden and it was way too dark and I had to return it.  I would like to reorder in the right colour for me.  
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BEAUTY GURU virgo87 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Most of the foundations are recommending a peachy undertone. I have linked the Remarcable foundation that is in the shade range you are based on the 2Y05 color that has ... see post
Applying process.
Morning ladies, yesterday I went to the mall to buy MAC oil-control lotion, nyx green primer(which reduces redness) and Urban Decay setting spray. I am very oily so I am trying to minimize/reduce the oil. Is there a certain way I am suppose to apply them. I apply the MAC oil-control lotion, my primer, then the nyx green primer. I am just so tired of buying different foundations because none seem to make a difference for me.   
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Awesome to hear you've got a shopping trip lined up!   Even if you don't get to try on all the formulas all over your face, if you find a few favorites or stand-outs f... see post
Currently I am using Cover FX Natural Finish oil free foundation and it is a bit too much for me. Whats a good foundation for combo skin?
   
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Kelsijohns!   Can you detail out a bit further regarding what "a bit too much for me" means? Is the coverage too full or the weight of it too heavy on your skin? ... see post
YELLOW UNDERTONES
I have a huge problem with foundation colors. My skin is light with VERY yellow undertones, the problem here is that I can't find a color that is both light & yellow.   Every light color looks too pink on me (even when it claims it is "with yellow undertones") and the ones that do match my yellow undertones are very dark on me.   The people who work at Sephora always get it wrong, I get it wrong myself and even the Color IQ (I've been matched 3 different times! and it always get it wrong)   THIS IS VERY FRUSTRATING! Please suggest me some foundation with good color range that isn't MUFE HD (that foundation didn't work for me) 
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HALL OF FAMER JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I see someone suggested this downthread as well, but I would take a look at NARS if you haven't already. Their shades lean yellow across the brand. I'm not as pale as yo... see post
Hourglass Liquid to Powder - few shades for contouring
Hey guys! I use Hourglass Liquid to Powder Makeup and I was wondering – has anyone tried to use a few shades of this amazing formula in the same time to contour? I mean, for example, I use Vanilla. How will it look If I would use a darker shade to contour? Has anyone tried it? I live in Israel so unfortunately I can't come to a store and try it out. Anyone?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Inbali!   If you're looking to contour with the same foundation formula, I'd recommend choosing shades up from the Vanilla based upon the undertone. For example, V... see post
o Need a foundation to cover imperfections but not thick and cakey!
I have tried numerous samples...trying to find a foundation to cover my imperfections...but I do not want anything thick and cakey that I have to use a beauty blender to blend it out...I prefer to se a brush.  My hunt is still on to find the right one, I have normal to combination skin, definitely not oily..I prefer liquid foundation please help!
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BEAUTY MAVEN beautybandit88 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
i absolutely love KVD lipsticks but i had the exact same experience with the lock it foundation. my husband told me i looked like i was wearing a mask. back to the store... see post