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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 JazaChai / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Sephora has its own spray foundation that has pretty good reviews, including a few people comparing it favorably to Airflash:   http://www.sephora.com/perfection-mist-... 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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nicole045404 / NEWCOMER / replied
smash box the clear one.. amazing!! stays on all day 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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BEAUTY MAVEN frametheface / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you so much for the suggestions! In the event I end up looking at using an oil control primer, do you have any that you might recommend? My current primer is MUFE'... 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
Morphe Brushes Monthly Brush Club!??
Hi All!     I was looking at getting some new brushes and was looking between Morphe and Sigma for a new foundation brush and I came across that liveglam is starting a Morphe Brush subscription box service that is just for brushes. What do you guys think about it? I don't know if it's really worth it as I don't know too much about Morphe (I was leaning toward Sigma) and if it's worth $20 a month. But I need a overhaul on my brushes as they are getting a little ...shabby and I "want" some new pretties     (any rec. for brushes though for dry skin, using MUFE HD in 120, YSL touche eclat primer, Diorsnow fresh creme global transparency and Besame brightening (for reddness that seems to always peek through)    Cheers      
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BEAUTY PRO clove760 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I think I'd rather sign up for Glossybox then the Morphe :) Thank you!  see post
What has happened to the new Kat von d blushes??
Hiya  Does anyone know what has happened to the new Kat von d blushes I can seem to find them? Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) Spoiler (Highlight to read) 😢 😢
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SPECIAL GUEST princessparis / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Looks like I'll just have to wait patiently hoping they are reformulating 👍🏼 see post
Do you apply KAT VON D liquid foundation with their powder foundation?
Just bought KAT VON D liquid foundation...can I apply the powder foundation over it to finish me off?
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BEAUTY BOSS Paiigee / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
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foundation help
i'm looking for a new foundation that won't make me break out, has full coverage, and doesn't look cakey... any suggestions?
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Great, thanks so much for the info.   I would recommend the Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation Mattifying Oil Free, the MUFE Mat Velvet + Mattifying Found... see post
Q. I have a play coming up next week, and need to be my own make-up artist. What is the best foundation to make my skin look flawless under st
HALL OF FAMER nycmle / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. When I perform I almost always use the tarte Amazonian Clay 12-Hour Full Coverage Foundation. I love that the formula magically knows to mattify my t-zone, while leaving... see post
Three questions
1. I was told recently that if you are using a matte foundation you should use a moisturizing primer. Is this true? 2. I have oily aging skin (I'm 37) and recently all my foundations sink into the fine lines & wrinkles on my forehead and cake around my nose. Any suggestions? 3. Concealer under my eyes has a cakey dry look lately which REALLY accentuates my fine lines & wrinkles there. Any suggestions?   HELP!!!!! Lol!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
#1, choose a primer based upon your skin type and preferences. While the recommendation to sport a moisturizing primer under a matte foundation isn't out of line, it's m... see post
A foundation that does not oxidize on combination skin?
I have combination sensitive skin and I've tried several foundations. I'm having a hard time finding one that won't oxidize on me. Right now I'm using NARS All Day Luminous. For the first couple of hours it looks fine, but then it becomes darker and more orange toned. Is there any foundation that won't oxidize on my skin? 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
While a primer can help minimize the likelihood of oxidation from occurring as it can create more of a barrier between bare skin and makeup, there's no sure-fire way to ... see post
What shade in makeup forever HD stick would I be if I am a 140 or y305 in the regular hd foundation
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, mairaolivera!  There is nothing even close to 3Y05!  All of the sticks are either 1Yxx or 1Rxx.   The closest match is 125 = Y315, which is Color IQ 1Y05.  This co... see post
Color Selection Help
I wear bareMinerals Original foundation in the "light" color, but am interested in switching to the bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Foundation to help with my acne.  Which color is closest to what I'm currently using?  Many of the colors look very similar on the screen.   Thank you for your help.
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, SeaStarr2!   The BM Original formula has Light described as " Light - for light skin with yellow-olive undertones" to find it's corresponding match in the BM Bl... see post
Which concealers is better for oily skin, Urban decay naked skin concealer or the NARS creamey concealer?
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Larks1006,   I have used the Nar's Creamy Concealer and I have very oily skin. I set it with a loose setting powder and it lasts all day.    Urban Decay's con... see post
Mineral Makeups
Hi! I was told by my dermatologist that mineral makeup is the way to go to avoid breakouts. I've heard bare minerals is good but I'm just wondering what other kind of mineral makeups are out there. I'm looking for a full regime too with powder, foundation, concealer etc. to finally get some good quality makeup! Let me know what you guys recommend, thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS virgo87 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have only tried Bare Minerals once and it wasn't bad. I used Pur Minerals a lot when I was in my late teens/early 20's. The new 4 in 1 powder foundation has ingredient... see post