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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
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
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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BEAUTY GURU ntailor / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Hi @JazaChai,   Oh okay.  yeah I don't want anything thick.  And UD does feel thinner which I like.  I don't like the feeling of a heavy face.   Thanks!!! I guess my... 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
Foundation Help
  I am using MAC studio tech foundation for years now. I have acne prone skin and mild rosacea and mac doesn't make me break out. However it started to feel really heavy on my face. What type of foundation would you recommend? I am looking for full coverage cream foundation and i wouldn't want to spend more than $40 on it. I am color NW20 in MAC Studio Tech. Thank you.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Anchy!   Are you aware of what specific components or ingredients that may lead to breakouts?   With a $40 budget and wanting a full coverage cream, there are th... see post
Foundation Recommendations
I recently purchased the Too Faced Born This Way foundation and I am completely in love with it, but my oily skin is not. Are there any suggestions for foundations that give a similiar look as the Too Faced, but is better for oily skin?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! Definitely pop into a store and obtain samples if possible so you can test them out and compare them to see which may best work for your skin!  see post
I am really struggling to find a good foundation colour!!
So first off I have super dry, sensitive skin and the reddest cheeks ever! So straight away thats an issue for me, and heavy foundations make it look like around my cheeks somebody has gotten a pin and pricked loads of holes!    So anyway, I have tried using to colour iq with Sephora on the website, but since I'm in the UK I can't go to a store. So I've done it with two foundations I've used. I tried with my Estee Lauder Double Wear and I'm 1c1 cool bone which puts me at a 1y03. However when I try my Bare Minerals Bare Skin which is porcelain I come up with a 2y03. So I don't know what to do and what colour to do with as it gives me completely different shades and I don't want to order something, open it and discover its the wrong colour as I would literally be devastated as I don't mind spending money on a good foundation but if its too dark or doesn't sit right with my dry skin I wouldn't want to spend loads of money.   Please can you help! I would appreciate it greatly! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Sach15!   With the skin care concerns such as the dryness and sensitivity/redness you've described, are you currently addressing those aspects with skin care items... 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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beautybandit88 / NEWCOMER / 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
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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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Primers help set the proverbial stage for your make up. This inbetween step from your skin care/moisturizer to your make up/foundation helps ensure your skin is more rec... see post
No foundations work for me!!!
Tell me what foundations to use!!! I have very pale, red skin, acne, dry skin, and big pores. Throughout the day, no matter what foundation I use, I get dry flakes (usually on my chin) and then the rest of my face looks like an oil slick. I've tried so many things and I just want to find one foundation that gives me the coverage I need but still has a natural finish. Thanks!!
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HALL OF FAMER Sprytely / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
What products are you using to moisturize with? Is that all you're doing?    Exfoliating helps by by getting rid of the dead skin so you're not just moisturizing skin ... 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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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi michelliee,   I would recommend the UD Naked Skin Weightless Ultra Definition Liquid Makeup or Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Makeup which are both extrem... see post
did any one get the KAT VON D tattoo foundation + beauty blender and received everything through mail but NOT the foundation???
I'M  SO UPSET I JUST RECEIVE THE KVD+BB L.E. SET, THE SET WAS A TOTAL SURPRISE GIFT AND I WAS SO EXCITED UNTIL I OPENED IT TO SEE THERE WAS NO FOUNDATION ...HOW CAN YOU ORDER THE SET WITHOUT THE FOUNDATION????
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BEAUTY PRO RachM89 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I saw a couple complaints about this happening on the Sephora Facebook page as well. see post
Foundation help needed!
Hey all. So I have a issue I need help with. I recently bought the Clinique Beyond Perfecting Foundation and Concealer. I love the coverage and lightweight feel of it, but here are my issues with it, when I got hot, and started to sweat a bit and get oily a bit, it all slid right off my face (I used primer and setting spray), and the color range sucks, they run way to dark. So my question is, does anyone know of any foundations that are amazing coverage, sweat proof, transfer proof (if possible), humidity proof, and water proof? Does not have to be from sephora, it can be any brand y'all think would work. I have neutral undertones (not overly pink, or yellow) and have combination/oily skin. Thank you.
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi triciafitz66,   I suggest Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24h Foundation. This is a personal favorite foundation! I have very oily skin and this foundation is  oil-fr... see post
Make-up help ASAP<3o
Hello ladies Ok so my last post was about how my make-up makes me break out etc but I don't know what ingredients does this. SOOOO i've came here to ask what makeup brands YOU recommend for sensitive skin that wont effect your skin when using it?  Looking for foundations, concealer, contour kit in cream and powder and any primers that are great for combination skin and any facial make-up that WONT effect delicate skin. All help and makeup item advice would be greatly appreciated. thanks so much <3
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Lou1997!   While there are brands that cater to sensitive skin by eliminating or minimizing the use of possibly irritating or known components that may offset skin... see post
I use Christian Dior Airflash makeup, but it is expensive!!!! Any suggestions on a product that would be similar but not so pricey?
I use Christian Dior Airflash makeup, but it is expensive!!!! Any suggestions on a product that would be similar but not so pricey?
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HALL OF FAMER sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Sephora one Jaza linked is very good - I own it and the Dior and I like it a LOT.  The only challenge is that the colors of the Sephora tend to be VERY yellow.  Dior... see post
eyeshadow
How to do smoky eye I need some help !
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Kayla9818!   There are a host of ways to render a smoky eye depending on the products you're working with, the version you'd like, and even tailoring application t... 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 WHIZ kilov / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
What foundations are you using?   I use the nivea aftershave balm all over my face and then other more pricey primers for specific issues/desired effect on smaller are... see post
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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HALL OF FAMER tessie84 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm glad I could help! I haven't experimented with any yet since currently my skin is on the drier side with this harsh New England weather. (I'm actually working on a p... see post
estee dlauder double wear
I recently bought the estee lauder double wear and im in love with it but I need a shade lighter.What color should i get? I feel it is a little too warm.
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lyissa,   Dawn 2W1 is the next lightest shade with the same undertone, however this is two shades lighter than Tawny 3W1, so I would recommend trying on in-st... see post
MAKE UP FOR EVER Duo Mat Powder Foundation??? Help!
  Can I use Make up forever duo mat powder foundation over the KVD FOUNDATION I just purchased?  Or is their another one that would be better suited?
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Lilshopper1!   Our personal messages have covered the MUFE/KVD options in relation to this inquiry. Please let me know if you'd like to continue the conversation h... see post
Foundation for SUPER dry skin
My skin is extremely dry and flaky. I live in Arizona so it doesn't seem to matter how much water I drink or how much moisturizer I use--it never gets better. I use Elizabeth Arden's 8-hour cream as an overnight mask and that does my face the most good, but it's still extremely dry. I also use coconut oil, evening primrose oil, and castor oil as moisturizers, which are somewhat helpful. My problem is in finding a foundation that won't dry me out further. I have rosacea and very pale skin so I need medium/full coverage, and I'm almost always the lightest shade that almost any brand offers for their foundations. I've tried liquid and powder foundations and while mineral powder generally works better, either option still leaves me with patchy foundation by the end of the day. My skin looks like the desert floor. Does anyone know of a foundation that would work with my skin issues?   And, even though this isn't in the right category, extra points if someone can recommend a good, heavy-duty moisturizer (or several). Thanks!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ lapetitesauvage / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I agree with kelloua on chemical exfoliation!  For dry skin AHA is best.    Home made face spritz: mix 1 part pure glycerin with 9 parts distilled water, put in a tin... see post
Q. Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly
Hello Sephora,    I am from Calgary, AB, Canada, and I just want to ask on when is Too Faced Peanut Butter and Jelly coming to Sephora Canada?   Please advise.    Thank you,
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Airbrush question
Medium Coverage Foundation Similar to LM Tinted Moisturizer?
I recently tried Laura Mercier's Tinted Moisturizer and loved the radiance, but found the coverage a little too light. Is there a liquid foundation (or BB/CC cream) that gives the radiance and lightweight feel of LM's tinted moisturizer, but with a little more coverage?   (For reference, I use Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation in Light, and used LM's tinted moisturizer in Cameo)
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LilBitObsessed,   I'd recommend trying the Diorskin Nude Skin-Glowing Makeup SPF 15 or the Hourglass Illusion® Hyaluronic Skin Tint. Both provide medium coverage ... see post
conceal... don't feel...
Okay, so I've had a nice breakout along my chin, and I'm really struggling to hide it. I've never mastered concealing pimples, so I'd really appreciate some help. Any tips would be appreciated, and also some product recommendations. I'm 1Y01 for color purposes, and I use KVD's foundation in Light 42, so finding a concealer that's light enough has also been a bit of a struggle.    I have a green concealer stick, and I've tried using it, but I apparently have no idea what I'm doing because it doesn't work. My breakout is pretty inflamed though, so any tips on how to counteract that is also appreciated. Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS Paiigee / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
That's how I did it this morning, and it didn't do much. It may be the concealer itself though. It's something I randomly picked up at Walgreens because I saw it and tho... see post
Kat Von D liquid foundation...need a pressed powder!
Hi there, I just bought the Kat von d liquid foundation...what pressed powder would be a good choice?:-)
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Lilshopper1!   I responded to this inquiry posted in the Ask The Experts area:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/MAKE-UP-FOR-EVER-Duo-Mat-Powder-... see post
cake face tragety..
I have been having the worst of luck with my face you guys. I CANNOT figure out why my foundation AND concealer cake up on my RIGHT AWAY. I moisturize, exfoliate, prime, I use a damp beauty blender to apply both my foundation and blend out my concealer, and set with Kat Von D shade light palette. I have used a wide variety of foundations for both dry skin and for oily skin (I am dry to normal) and just cant figure it out. Some one please help!!
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BEAUTY BUFF kay634 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Could it be the primer you use? For instance: my sister loves the smashbox primer, but whenever I use it my foundation starts to ball up and look cakey. So it could be a... see post
Makeup Forever HD cream blush most similar to Josie Maran Berry Bliss coconut glee
I'm currently using Josie Moran coconut gelee blush for daywear, but want to but Makeup Forever HD cream blush to wear to a wedding because of its staying power.  Can anyone recommend the Makeup Forever color that is closest to Josie Maran's "Berry Bliss"?   Have narrowed it to number 310 (Rosewood) and 510 (Raspberry).  
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HALL OF FAMER LolliLove / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem!  I hope the color match works out.  Ooo, 410 is on my list of things to buy (as if I needed another blush) - I had a sample of it once and really enjoyed it.... see post