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friskk
Can someone explain something to me about my skin tone and foundation?
Hiya.   I went it to try the Hourglass Veil Foundation, I was colour matched to Porcelain, but both the shop assistant and I agreed it was much too dark. She then asked what foundation I usually use, and when I mentioned it was NARS Santa Fe, she was shocked. She told me I have "the weirdest skin undertones" she's ever seen.   Basically, why does something meant for pale people come up incredibly dark on my skin, while something meant for medium skin tones work?   I'm a neutral undertone and I guess a light-medium skin tone? I can provide a half makeup/half no makeup face if it's wanted.   Cheers xoxo
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Sonjaa
Recommendations on foundation and brush?
Hi there guys, I've been on the hunt for my holy grail foundation and i just cant seem to find the right one. I've tried various of foundations, i think almost the entire store of sephora and still no luck. My skin is currently semi-okay, currently using something similar to retina. When I apply foundation, I make sure to moisturize before with clinique dramatically different gel, and I still somehow get dry spots on my cheek, I mainly just use a beauty blender but I'm open to buying a new brush. Could anyone recommend a foundation and brush that'll help with pores and oily/combination skin that somehow gets dry spots? I'm also wondering if MAC's studio fix concealer is good at hiding pores aswell
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Sonjaa
Sonjaa / NEWCOMER / replied
Interesting! Perhaps i should try using a heavier moisturizer? and I have the benefit porefessional but it seems to accentuate the patches see post
Vaashtii
Concealer recommendations?
So I'm starting to think I need some concealer. Generally, I have always had really good skin. But lately, I have a spot on my chin and neck that is always broke out. I'm not sure who the best brands are for concealer. Something easy would be good. Any recommendations? I'm gonna have to get a color match because I'm also clueless about what shade I would wear. So far, online, I've looked at NARS and Stila.    Thanks!!
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Bobbi brown is great!  And it's a thicker formula that looks natural and light…so should cover those spots but not look like concealer.  I also like Armani but the one I... see post
svndylau
Anastasia Beverly Hills Dipbrow Pomade
My Anastasia Dipbrow Pomade has dried out a bit. It isn't as creamy as it used to be. Does anyone know how to fix it? Thank you and happy holidays!
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minibux
BEAUTY PRO minibux / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Another cheap solution is Inglot Duraline. Add 3-4 drops on top of the dried-out cream product. (Don't touch it.) Put the lid back on for 24 hours. After its had suffici... see post
Blairrr
Q. If I have light colored skin can I use the All A Glow Contouring Face Palette? tem 1603810
Just want to do some contouring but don't know where to start. I have light colored skin. Is it too dark? What would be best?
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akemi101xoxo
Natural foundation finish for very pale skin?
Hello there, I need help with my face!!   I have very pale skin, like "Dita Von Teese" pale but with freckles. I also have an extremely neutral undertone, there are no pinks or yellows in my skin. My skin type is combination, I get pretty oily in my T-zone and I am normal everywhere else, can get dry and red with the occasional break out.    My current routine gives me a very matte finish, and since I'm so pale it pretty much makes me look dead... I need a new PRIMER, FOUNDATION, POWDER routine that looks natural!! Not too matte and not too dewy. I would prefer a light to medium coverage so if I do get oily I don't turn into a grease ball monster.   I have tried two products so far that have failed, the Smashbox Halo powder and the Lancome Nude Miracle foundation. I wanted to love them both, but the lightest shades were both too dark for my skin and also too drying and matte. Any recommendations would be extremely helpful, thank you!! 
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minibux
BEAUTY PRO minibux / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hello! Great to hear from another neutral/alabaster skin tone gal!   Right now, I'm wearing Hourglass Immaculate in Pearl. They suggest using a brush (no BB), if you a... see post
makeupandroses
Try something exotic
Oky doky. I've been browsing for hours trying to find something exotic or new to try. I almost bought the alaska glacial mud, mostly because that is my home state, but had a bad feeling so didn't buy it. Does anyone have any recommendations for any products that you just never hear about?
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makeupandroses
BEAUTY WHIZ makeupandroses / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
The tinkerbell one. I can't wait, I love glitter lol. And blue primer looks interesting. see post
KRBK
Q. BB Cream, CC or Tinted Moisturizer ?
What would be the best for long term benefits ? I'm concerned about aging and keeping my skin as healthy as possible ! Thanks !
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srplpwdr
BEAUTY BOSS srplpwdr / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. As far as anti aging goes, the most important thing is broad spectrum sun protection (antioxidants also boost the effects of sunscreen). Sometimes there are skin benefic... see post
sammiebaby
Searching for Foundation
Hello beauties!   So I need a new foundation.  I'm looking for something with either a satin or dewy finish and won't clog pores or cause breakouts.   I have combo skin, during the winter I get dryer around my mouth and chin and my nose.  I'm prone to breakouts.  I have warm to neutral undertones.  I prefer medium to full coverage because I have redness and uneven skin tone.    I really liked the Naked foundation by Urban Decay but it made me breakout like crazy.  So I want something similar to it.  The foundations I've tried are: Kat Von D foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay, Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation, and Dolce & Gabanna foundation (which was ok but only had sample).  All of these were the liquid/cream type.  I've tried powder foundations but they accentuate my dryness during winter so I'm hesitant to try again but any suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks!
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sammiebaby
BEAUTY MASTER sammiebaby / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I keep hearing good things about this foundation but to me its so small!  I might pick up a sample and try it out tho and see what all the rave is about lol see post
Zarpas
HELP FELLOW MAKEUP LOVERS!!! Can't find NARS ALGORITHM!!!!
Does anyone know where I can find the Nars Algorithm Laguna Bronzing Powder Palette Holiday Set? I have been looking everywhere on this website but I'm not sure if I'm looking in the wrong places. I have searched at Nordstrom and they have been sold out since it came out! I know this item will soon be gone since its just a holiday set but I have to get my hands on one! Thanks for any help in advance, Happy Holidays!   Anna
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It's available on their direct website, Bloomingdale's, neiman marcus, Barney's...all in stock. see post
Purgatori
gurl guy and makeup
I Have a girlie guy friend who loves makeup but wont step out of his comfort zone how do I get him to try more of a verity of colors without over doing it
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Your question is actually similar to what I went through when my daughter had her very first forays into makeup.  She thought she was so risqué in clear gloss and a litt... see post
Cassiejh
HD Invisible Cover Foundation color
My color IQ is 5y03, I was wondering what would be a match for the MUFE invisible cover foundation
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Cassie, I recommend the color 120 Soft Sand . I am the same color as you, and that's what I wear! :) -Laura   see post
Rachelee
Concealer
I really like Marc Jacobs concealer. It is amazing! Only problem, it doesn't last long and is very expensive. Any suggestions on ones that you like, but are less expensive? MJ is like $45. Anyone have experience with one from Too Faced? TIA!
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jcmb
HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I myself like the NARS concealer too and I am trying to use up Lancôme version (not as good as NARS) plus I will at times when my circles are especially dark, layer Carg... see post
ap142193
Nude Lip liner or concealer pencil
I wear Dr. Jart Detox BB cream with Laura Mercier Mineral Powder in Natural Beige applied on top.  I am looking for a lip liner or concealer pencil/stick to use around my lip area to help fix/disguise lipstick mistakes/stains/smears during the day.  Any suggestions?
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Lylysa has already given you some excellent advice! One I would add is NYX Wonder Pencil. It's a fleshtone pencil that can be used for lining the eyes and as a concealer... see post
nattii
I need help finding my match in nars sheer glow foundation
I wear Smashbox Studio Skin in  2.3 & im not sure what shade i would be in nars sheer glow. Someone help please
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Nattii and welcome to BT! Sephora offers a Color IQ service, which you can use to match your existing foundation to a new one.    Using the Smashbox color your prov... see post
louistomlinson
liquid foundations for oily and acne prone skin?
i'm looking for a more matte foundation with a medium-full coverage as i have a really oily t zone with acne/scars that i would want to cover. i've had my eye on a few, so please tell me if you've tried them and have a similar skin type!   Nars Sheer Matte Foundation Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-In-Place Foundation Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation    and if you had any other suggestions that would be really great!   (also open to primer suggestions)
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Rhiannon1419
BEAUTY GURU Rhiannon1419 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I used to use ELDW and it was SOOOOO heavy. I also felt like it looked cakey by day's end. I recently discovered Diorskin Star foundation and it is my forever foundation... see post
CraeDauphinais
CVS suggestions; Full coverage foundation/cream
Suggestions? I use a matte cream foundation (not sure of the brand) but would like something good for full coverage. I havent really shopped for any foundation at this store before. Help? (I just need some foundation now; can't wait. lol IM OUT! )
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! see post
lucyshnoosy
Full-Size or Mini Brush?
Does anyone know if the brush in the MUFE Powder & Brush Duo in the sale section is mini or full-size?  Thank you!   I already ordered the Bite Lip Love Kit earlier, but I'm eyeing this duo.
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lucyshnoosy
HALL OF FAMER lucyshnoosy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you, Kevin!  I think you are right: there is no point in waiting and having it sell out.  I've ordered it and am really looking forward to getting it.  see post
Caaitty
Q. Best brush for YSL Touche Éclat Foundation?
I am looking for a good foundation brush to work for this type o foundation and the Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua. 
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angelic4296
Best Application Method for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation?
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210).  I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well.  I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation.  The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches.  I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender.  Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all.     The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off.   I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender.  If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo?  Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)?   Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol....
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yay! I'm so glad the brush worked! see post
bettyleo
do not use fondation
i do not use foundation because i am a red-hair with freckles do not need never use looking more for skin products to keep skin nice and also the eye color for my complication
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lnum
BEAUTY BOSS lnum / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Could you tell us more about your skin concerns or condition? Also, what price range and brands do you prefer? see post
kbmatthews
No makeup. Actually.
I'm going to post a picture of me without makeup. Because hey, I love makeup, but I'm also working on embracing my face au naturel, too.   None of this "I'm not wearing makeup" when you're wearing a tinted moisturizer, brown mascara, and have a slight flush to your cheeks and lips. I'm talking no makeup AT ALL (No, not even clear lip balm).   This is me, about 10 minutes out of the shower.   Anyone else brave enough?    
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marthayork2000
BEAUTY BUFF marthayork2000 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
"Why do you wear makeup???" "Why do you straighten your hair everyday???" I think these answer those questions cx see post
sravanthi
Should i pickup this concealer palette? Fellow BTers review needed.
My only problem while doing makeup is dark circles, i dont have any marks on face, but my dark circles, i look like panda i am currently using Nars liquid concealer, i like it, but i'm eyeing on this palette, for my dark circles and contouring, i need fellow BTers review. should i pick it? Plz suggest. I am looking for dark palette 4.   http://www.sephora.com/5-camouflage-cream-palette- P12630?skuId=873471
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DrProducts
BEAUTY BOSS DrProducts / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I've been cursed from a young age with very dark undereye circles (thanks Mom!), and I've been through MANY concealers. My newest fave is UD's 24/7 concealer pencil. It... see post
bbitori
About Dior Forever Compact
I recently purchased 'Dior skin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25' from Sephora store.  I realized the box had a sticker on its product name, and when I pulled the sticker out[out of curiosity], I see that SPF 25 is erased on the sticker.  What does this mean? Does it mean that Dior Forever Compact Flawless perfection powder is NOT SPF 25?  
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ProperIntro
Finding the right shade for multiple foundations?
My friends in different locations of Sephora have gotten color-matched for different foundations and were given samples with the help of a worker.    *This is going to be a rant, sorry I shouldn't feel any anger but yet I do   So I went to my closest Sephora with a friend and I wanted to get find the right shade for 3 foundations (Urban Decay, Lancome, Laura Mercier for combo/oily skin) and get samples of them to try to see if they last on my face instead of buying full sized and returning them...   When I got colored IQ it didn't work well because it said my shade is ebony and I'm a pale to medium yellowed toned Asian...so I couldn't really use the number to find shades on my own...    I'm not confident in finding the right shade by myself, which was why I wanted to get help ...   They could have  just told me straight up in the first place that they were not allowed to check my color for 3 different things instead of walking away immediately after giving me 1 sample of the first foundation (I said wanted to check for all 3) and when I came back an hour later because I just assumed they were so busy they forgot to help me look for the next 2 brands) asked again.  A worker who went to look for help found the same person who gave me my first sample and they stared at me and were possibly talking behind my back.  They told me to wait again and I was said okay, I don't really mind. So, I awkwardly browsed and pretended I didn't notice the  weird looks from those  workers. There were other workers there not attending to other peoples' needs.  I wondered if they wanted me to wait so long that I would give up and leave.  Later someone else asks if I needed anyone and I told her I was just waiting, so I don't need anymore assistance ... and she was like I'm going to find you someone now and then I followed her and got stuck through people (the location is pretty small so it gets crowed easily with strollers and kids)  and she was with the same person who gave me my first sample ( who possibly talked behind my back while occasionally glancing at me)... When I got my 2nd sample after she found the right shade and i asked if could get a shade from Laura Mercier's Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer she told me couldn't serve me again and I would have to guess myself but anyone could get me a sample of it...Of course I apologized but I wished she told me before so I didn't have to wait like an idiot.   I never got a full makeover, the worker just put some of the foundation on my cheek to check the shade and never offered me the stuff to remove it again...I just quickly put hand sanitzer on my face (I kept finding alcohol instead of remover ahhh)  because I just wanted to make a quick purchase and get out...     I was going to buy some stuff from Marc Jacobs and Bosica but after feeling like an Idiot, I just bought the cheapest thing I could buy to compensate them giving me service so it wasn't a total waste of their time....    Sorry if I was being an Idiot, I thought it would be silly for me to  make myself drive to the mall 3 days in a row just to find the right shades but with the service I received I don't think I won't spend my money there for awhile...     Thanks for reading long post...rant over... cooling off... 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ProperIntro,   I am sorry to hear about your recent store experience. Please let me know if you would like me to forward your feedback to our retail division.  ... see post
abbyjackson11
Primer & Foundation Recommendation
I'm looking for a really good silicon FREE matte primer and a good liquid foundation for oily skin, with medium coverage (not heavy)  Please get back to me with any suggestions
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Lunality
BEAUTY WHIZ Lunality / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I know your pain!! I also tends to break out a lot, but the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear foundation has worked really well. Oil free and really light, it doesn't ev... see post
cako
Make Up For Ever full cover concealer to match foundation
Hello! I am looking to match the MUFE full cover concealer to my MUFE HD foundation in #117. Any suggestions?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cako!   If Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation in the shade 117 is a perfect match for you, I recommend trying the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in the shade... see post
aviscardi
Bobbi Brown Skin foundation shade match
What would be a match for this, if i wear mufe hd in 117 and UD in 2.0? I am wavering between a 1 & 2'   My coworker showed me her 1.0 and it seemed like a good match. I am looking to go and get samples later
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi   yes i saw that. Do you wear Bobbi skin fdn? see post
burnabee
Highlighting and Contouring for a beginner
Hello!   I am a beginner who would like to learn how to highlight and contour. I typically don't wear a lot of make-up just mascara and eyeliner, but would like to add definition to my face. For a beginner what are the basic or main items that I would need to highlight and contour my face (such as brushes, foundation, primer, etc.)? Any particular items that anyone would recommend for a beginner that is a reasonable price since I am just starting out? In addition, my face is normal but because of winter it tends to be on the dry side if that helps.    Thanks!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hellow Burnabee, the trio of videos provided by Andy below can and will of help; however, the approach of H/C will ultimately boil down to your personal goal in terms of... see post