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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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SCENE QUEEN Kjlie / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I am also fairly light in BareMinerals and Light 44 in the Lock-It foundation is perfect! 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 BUFF aaks1985 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / 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
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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Pressed Powder Suggestions?
I need a new pressed powder. Any suggestions?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF niamhroisin / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hi @DaneeBT   I have normal skin and I am looking for a fuller coverage powder! I am currently using Maybelline powder in the shade 110 porcelain.   thanks!!  see post
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
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
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 lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
exactly!!! "what she said!!!" :) plus everything will depend on how much "glow" someone wants in the look :) 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
Georgio Armani Foundation
I received a sample of Luminous Silk and just love it. My color id in this foundation is 5. However, I'm intrigued by Maestro Fusion (id is 5.5) and Designer Lift also, but neither of these are available in stores within 100 miles.   My questions are these: 1. how do I compare these 3? how do I know which one I should choose? 2. what color should I get in Designer Lift should I choose to purchase this one?        
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Georgio Armani foundation
According to Sephora color id, my color is 5 in GA Luminous Silk and 5.5 in GA Maestro Fusion, but it won't give me a color number in GA Designer Lift which is only available online. Which color should I get??
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @bobbievn,   I've matched you in the shade #5 in the Giorgio Armani Designer Lift Smoothing Firming Foundation SPF 20! It will be slightly darker than the other f... see post
What's your favorite sunscreen (for face, under makeup)?
So I was looking for a daily wear BB or CC cream with a higher SPF than what I've been using, but I've been advised not to rely on that for sun protection.   What's your favorite sunscreen to wear under makeup that isn't greasy and doesn't leave you looking ghostly, and doesn't make your makeup run or otherwise cause problems?
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HALL OF FAMER Vaashtii / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been using Neutrogena's Ultra Sheer Dry-Touch sunscreen. It dries really fast and isn't greasy. I have the lotion that I put on my face. And I have the spray that I... 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
Best Oil Control Primer!!
I am in need of the BEST oil control primer please...   I looked up on Sephora website and came up with these:   NARS pro prime pore refining BECCA Ever Matte Poreless Priming Perfector SMASHBOX Photo Finish HOURGLASS Veil Mineral Primer BENEFIT POREfessional DR JART PORE MEDIC Pore Minish Primer   I tried all the above except for DR JART, but i only used once or twice for each and can't compare or review.... anyone used these? can tell me which has strongest oil control?  I think BECCA? Because it has the most matte texture, but dont know the ability to actually control oil from coming out. thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JojoL,   My ultimate favorite primer is the Smashbox Photo Finish Oil Free Foundation Primer Pore Minimizing! I have tried a lot of different primers for oil cont... see post
Recommend a BB or CC with good SPF coverage?
I've been wearing Stila's CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum as my daytime go to cream. I really like it. It looks good on me (I wear the Light shade), natural not heavy, it's not oily, doesn't make me break out and so on.   However, as summer approaches I need something with a higher SPF.   Please recommend a daily wear BB or CC with high SPF. I'd like something somewhere between matte and luminous; as I get older I find truly matte products look harsh and aging, but neither do I want to be sparkly. I have fair skin and I've had trouble in the past with products being too dark or too orange.
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SPECIAL GUEST ElleSFO / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks for the tip. That's super helpful! I just placed an order and got the sample. see post
Makeup melting off oily skin by the end of the day?
No matter what I use, my makeup just can't last for a long time. I don't want to wear a heavy duty foundation like ELDW everyday either.   On a regular day, I wear Smashbox's BB cream along with the MUFE Full Cover concealer. I also use Urban Decay's De Slick spray before and after I apply makeup, the Hourglass primer, and I set it with the MUFE HD finishing powder. Yet no matter what, my makeup still manages to slide off and my spots are peeking through by the end of the day. Help!! 
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BEAUTY SAVANT JojoL / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
wow you seem to know a lot of Korean brands.  Do you have a suggestion for the absolutely MOST oil controlling mattifying primer please? Thanks!! see post
tarte
I currently use tarte amazonian clay full coverage foundation and I absolutely love it, However summer is coming I wanted to switch to a powder foundation. Which tarte airbrush foundation goes with medium tan honey? or do the shades coinside with each other?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, crissty!  I looked up the amazonian clay full coverage in medium tan honey on the Color IQ.  It is 2Y08.  Medium Tan Honey in the Airbrush foundation is 1Y06.  The c... see post
New Lancôme Cushion Foundation
I'm thinking about purchasing this... Does anyone have any thoughts on this foundation? Coverage, finish, performance on dry, oily, or combo skin?  TIA!!
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BEAUTY PRO HoneydewK / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think the staying power is not as good as many liquid foundations. It's very easy to apply, somewhat luminous/dewy finish, good for normal~dry skins, but maybe not so ... see post
flaky makeup
Hi guys, I find that throughout the day my skin becomes flaky. I use Laura mercer tinted moisturizer and lancome dual finish powder. I have dry skin, so I I just apply like dusting the powder to my face with a brush, but it still makes me look flaky or not well-blended after a few hrs. All I want is to have a natural look and I'm trying to have a simple makeup. FYI, I apply with my finger except for powder with a brush. Someone told me apply it with a wet sponge or spray mist to refresh it, but it's still the same. Any idea how to avoid flaky makeup, any comment is a great help. Thanks guys
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@peheo,   You're welcome! Let us know how it works out for you! :)   Always, Danee see post