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Looking for a good substitute!
I love MAKE UP FOR EVER Face and Body Liquid as a light coverage foundation in the summer, but I am so pale that I can only wear it later in the summer when my face is tanned. Does anyone have a suggestion for a similar type of foundation that comes in paler colours for the next few months? My skin is normal-to-dry, but sensitive to anything comedogenic (which in my case, includes BB creams, CC creams, and tinted moisturizers -- anything that wants to soak into my skin is not my friend). I wear 115 Ivory in their HD Invisible Cover Foundation, and my winter Color IQ is 1R03.   Thanks in advance!
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HALL OF FAMER Kiki1517 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You beat me to it! I will second the CoverFx drops and just mixing with whatever moisturizer/primer normally used. Loving them mixed with CoverFx Illuminating Primer and... see post
TARTE Showstopper Palette
From the swatches, this palette looks so pretty! However; I am concerned with the pigmentation of the blush. I looks orange-y and I have fair skin with pink undertones. With the colour difuse different on the skin? Is it still worth a buy if the blush is a flop (in your opinions, obvs)? Thanks! 
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BEAUTY GURU jeyrosella / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
The blush is an orange-coral. To me, the blush seems out of place. I am warm-toned and really like the blush when I swatched it, however some of the eyeshadows lean cool... see post
Makeup Primer/Foundation issue
I'm using Makeup Forever Matte primer with their foundation, but I've noticed when I go to put the foundation on it tends to feel like the brush sticks and has difficultly applying. I'm using the Urban Decay foundation brush.  I've never had this issue before with Smashbox so I'm not sure what to do. Thanks!
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mandynr / NEWCOMER / replied
I've only used it with the UD foundation. I used the smashbox with MFU and didn't seem to have this issue. I haven't used the MFU primer with the UD foundation. This is ... see post
Serious 'later in the day' face makeup issue
Help! I use a matte primer from Becca, which works great with my makeup for the first half of the day. When I try to retouch my makeup later in the day or even touch my face it get splotchy and comes off so easily. If I apply more product it looks cakey and doesnt blend at all as it would during my initial application. What am I doing wrong here or how can I fix this problem?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried without primer? Maybe MUFE is one of those brands that work better with their own products. see post
Korres Concealer
Sephora no longer carries my go-to concealer, Korres Quercetin & Oak Antiageing & Antiwrinkle Concealer ITEM 1324573 COLOR 01 Fair - fairest skin with neutral undertones. What do you recommend instead?
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BEAUTY GURU MNSnowPrincess / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I second Danee! Whenever I have big blemishes and my light concealer just doesn't do that job I turn to MJ! see post
Pores No More.
What is the best way to apply Dr. Brandt's Pores No More?   Pat it on certain areas or massage it into the face.   Thanks for your help.
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi LyseD,   There are a couple of Pores No More products out there. Which product are you referring to? The primer, the vacuum cleaner, maybe one of the creams or th... see post
CONTOUR
A few of my friends have started to contour their faces. But what contour palette they use is to advance for me. My question is what is the best contour palette for beginners
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @ashley1114,   For beginners, I recommend the Smashbox Step-By-Step Contour Kit. Most Contour Kits have 4+ shades which can make it a bit difficult to figure out.... see post
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation? Please help
I know its expensive but i really need help finding the right shade, theirs no store near me that has it for me to try on. I'm a NC15 in the MAC foundation. I've worn MAC for years and really wanna try something different. 
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BEAUTY MASTER sangriana / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I think you might want to try shade 2! see post
Foundation Help
I'm attending my husbands ball in June and I need help with a foundation.   the ball is in the middle of the summer in the desert. It'll need to last like 6-7 hours and look good in photos. I'm currently shade 0 in Bobbi Brown and W-1-2 in loreal. I can also wear I'm pure for sure in benefit. I have the issue of all those foundations becoming an oily mess after 2-3 hours. I have quite a few discoloraed marks from breakouts too. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 
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BEAUTY PRO selinamarie1114 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Yeah a fan just wouldn't go over well in a military function. I usually carry blotting sheets but going through half a thing of them gets expensive. I don't care too muc... see post
Need help finding color match for Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation
hi i need help finding my perfect shade on estee lauder double wear i am an nc35 on mac studio fix fluid... i have been searching and think that i could be between tawny and cashew .. whic one would you recomend
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Searching for a new cream blush
Hi guys! I haven't posted in a while. I'm looking for a cream blush with good staying power-in a rosy pinkish shade that's natural and definitely not peachy.  Right now I'm using YSL Creme de Blush in 02 Powdery Rose, but it will expire soon, and I think they discontinued the product.  Any ideas for a good replacement?  Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS sister13 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thirded! Shade 310 in particular. see post
Need advice about finding a medium coverage foundation
ok so I always used bare minerals powder but I'm getting older and dryer. I've been using bb or cc creams, or tinted moisturizer but I need something with more coverage to cover age spots/melasma. But also need something in neutral or cool tones as I have no yellow or gold in my skin. Any ideas?  Oh, I recently tried bare minerals serum and was not happy due to gold tone and it settled in lines and actually accentuated them.   
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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I wonder if you'd find the Cover Fx drops helpful to add to products you already have as they are supposed to provide varying levels of coverage based on how much you us... see post
Very oily and need foundation/bb cream help.
Help!  I have tried pretty much all foundations recommended for oily skin and they still slide off of my face.  I would prefer a more natural, matte look anyway, rather than the heavy coverage some of those foundations provide.  Does anyone have really oily, acne prone skin and manage to get a natural, matte look, maybe with a bb cream or something?
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HALL OF FAMER jisub89 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I see what you mean; on most days, I'm in a rush so I just slap on SPF and BB Creme and call it a day. I prefer a semi-matte or satin look so I don't mind the finish Urb... see post
Finally, a Sephora in my town!
The JC Penney in my town finally got a Sephora! YAY! While I was in there I decided to find out if they could shade match a foundation for me and they did with their color IQ match camera! My skin tone is 1RO5 and the lady suggested Tarte Fair Beige since I am fair with pink undertones. She also tried Celebrated blush from Tarte. My question is, based on my skin tone, what other blush colors from tarte, urban decay or too faced would work for me? Thanks!
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BEAUTY BUFF Sprytely / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
If you liked Celebrated you might like Too Faced's Peach Beach but it does have shimmer/sparkle.  see post
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue - shade
Hi,   I got Complexion Rescue in Natural 05, and right now it's perfect for my skin shade...It just blends into my skin and I feel like I am wearing nothing. I don't know if that's because the shades aren't not too heavy or because it actually matches the color of my skin. However, in a month or so, I will start to have a tan and i will definitely look much darker than now (I tan pretty easily), will i need to get a drake shade like tan 07, or is it way too dark than natural 05? if yes, what shade do you recommend? Or do you think that Natural 05 will do just fine even when i am tanned?  
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Donzy / NEWCOMER / replied
No, not necessarily Bare Minerals. I prefer pressed rather than loose. Did you try the Body Shop honey bronze highlighting dome? Let me know your recommendation for a go... see post
Smashbox's Studio Skin or Kat Von D's Lock-it tattoo foundation?
I want a good, lasting foundation with full coverage. I'm going to purchase one of these foundations for my graduation in mid May. I live in Arizona, so I want a foundation that won't sweat off. So far I'm stuck between these two foundations. Please help, thank youuu.... -Also, some parts of my face are oily and some are dry and I have some to little acne-
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If your face is a combination of oily and dry, I would suggest trying the Smashbox Studio Skin formula first. The finish it gives is more of a soft-matte/natural-matte w... see post
Can't get Hourglass Immaculate Liquid Powder Foundation to work for me, help!
So I recently got a sample of this foundation and I expected great things, but I feel like its starts to look cakey. One layer wasn't giving me all the coverage I like so I applied a thin second layer (using my beauty blender) but soon it looked heavy and not good at all. I used it with the Cover FX mattifying primer and set with the Urban Decay De-Slick powder and setting spray. Do any of you have any recommendation on how to apply the foundation a different way or anything I could do different? I've heard such great things about this foundation I really want it to work for me! 
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laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Margie, I would experiment with using a different primer. The Cover FX Mattifying primer might be contributing to the makeup looking cakey since it is a matte formu... see post
Surratt loose powder, anyone?
Have anyone tried Surratt loose powder in eclatant? If none, maybe I should be bold and try it out myself.  I'm currently debating whether I should get Hourglass ambient powder in compact or Surratt loose powder as my new finish powder!
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I do prefer loose powder as well, but they often came in a gigantic jar making it impossible to bring it around in a purse!   Refill is TINY, but it's not like super e... see post
Has anyone seen swatches of the MUFE Pro Bronze Fusion shades?
I haven't seen any and I'm very interested in these!  Anybody?   Thanks in advance to anyone responding.  You all are so helpful and lovely!
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Oh good to know!  Thanks for the info! see post
Tried and Tested best Oil control product
I am looking for T -zone oil control product whatever it may be . My foundation start looking cakey after an hour and face is oil stick.   I dont want to change my foundation as I bought recently and dont want to waste it (GA luminious silk)   For Skincare,I use   Korres milk protein cleanser/fresh cleanser/clinique balm Belif aqua bomb Kate somerville exfoliate Clay masks  
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! It's a great way to touch up without ending the day with a face caked in powder or risking lifting make up with the blotting sheets. see post
Luminous (not glittery) bronzer recommendations for NC44/45 skin tone??
So, I've decided I'm going to explore the world of bronzers this summer. However, I'm running into problems finding one that works with my skin tone and has the properties that I prefer. Below is what I'm looking for -- any recommendations, whether drugstore or lux would be helpful!   Suitable for an NC44/45 skin tone Not for contouring -- I'm looking for something that I can use to just add a nice, sun-kissed glow to my cheeks, forehead, etc. Some shimmer but finely milled -- I tried one of the CoverGirl Queen Collection bronzers recently, which I know get rave reviews. However, the shimmer in it looks like chunky glitter on me, which is not the look I'm going for. When I think finely milled, something as smooth as the Hourglass ambient lighting powders. (I did think about their new bronzers, but their darkest one looks too light for my skin tone.)
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I don't have any recommendations since I am much lighter but I will tell you that the Radiant shade of the new Hourglass bronzers would probably not work for you.  I am ... see post
Foundation Suggestions
Hello, I have dry skin and whenever I apply foundation my skin looking super dry with patches all over and cakey. It does't look natural nor pretty. I have tired Giorgio Armani Luminous silk foundation and only that suits me so well i cant afford $64 all the time though. So I picked Loreal lumi foundation which I heard dupe of GA but Loreal  lumi does't work for me. Could anyone suggest me the best foundation for luminous or dewy look, esp for dry skin that does't look cakey. Thanks.  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Vinu / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I have tired almond oil once and that works for me. vitamin E oil is very good tip. I should definitely give a try.  see post
SEACHING FOR A FOUNDATION TO LOVE!
I CANT seem to FIND a foundation I love! Lancome discontinued the one I used and I've been on a search ever since!! I am looking for one that is lightweight BUT ALSO covers AND IS long wearing, doesnt settle into fine lines or pores AND DOESNT oxidize -- i've been running into that lately.  Any suggestions???
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Oh. One thing I forgot to mention is that the shade range is not awesome. I use the lightest shade in Vitalumiere, which is 07 ivoire, and it's not for a pale person. I'... see post
Clinique Cheek Pop- brush?
Last month when Macy's had a great GWP for Clinique (with stuff I actually needed, imagine that!) I bought 2 of the cheek pop blushes after reading great reviews on this site and Temptalia. I am finding it so hard to get the powder onto my blush brush! I am having to use the free (stiff) brush that came with a deluxe Bare Minerals sample. Does anyone else have this problem? I am used to NARS and tarte blush where I can use a very fluffy brush and get quite a bit of product with a light touch. Suggestions?
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BEAUTY GURU lipstick4soul / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I may need to get a stiffer brush, but what I have found helps a bit is pinching the hairs of the brush I am using together so it is really firm as I pick up product the... see post
Has anyone used MUFE HD Foundation in an airbrush? I have the Temptu SE-50
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome, sorry the test run didn't go off without a hitch. It may be worth playing around with a bit more in the future if you're really wanting to give it anothe... see post
Brow's Product
Hi,   So just wondering what is a good brow product? I know soo many people and youtube guru's have been using the ABH products.  Any others that are good that you all could recommend without having to pay so much?   Even a kit would do...i have black eyebrows...would brown be best to use? like a dark chocolate brown color?   I am open to suggestions....there are so many out there...just wondering what product is good.
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HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I highly recommend Shu Uemura hard formula brow pencil if you have a Shu counter near you. They offer free sharpening which they will sharpen the pencil to a Japanese sw... see post
Foundation
hey! so i've been looking for a good foundation for a really long time and can't seem to find one. I've tried everything drugstore brands and high end brands, but they never seem to have the coverage that I want. I'm looking for a foundation that can't be seen by anyone i really want it to blend in with my skin. I also have acne scars and acne that I would want to cover up. Is there a foundation that can do all this for me?    
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BEAUTY MASTER jobro1027 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I agree with the foundation/concealer combo. A great lightweight foundation with medium coverage would be Urban Decay Naked Foundation. Feels just like your skin. My per... see post
Brighten, Contour & Highlight by bareMinerals.
So I finally got this with my 500 points perk! Woot! I tried it out today to contour and brighten and highlight as well. But I guess cause Im semi new at all this highlight and contouring, my face was all red and you could see that I have LOTS of makeup on.    So I ask, what is the first step before contouring and how do I get it to perfection? Yes, the steps are in the back of the box but I still dont understand it.           
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BEAUTY BUFF ImHisAngel / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Oh, I just looked up what comes in that kit, and now I can see why you were red. Too much radiance. I like clear radiance, but not as an illuminizer. I really use it onl... see post
Laura Mercier Moisturizing foundation
So I have tried so many different foundation over the past 2 weeks in hopes of finding my new Holy Grail one.  I guess MUFE HD in 120 is my best match.  Most people have a lighter face and darker neck/body, but due to my hyper pigmentation my face is darker, so the 120 evens everything out.  I have been on an acne treatment which has dried my face out, so the HD is clinging to my dry patches regardless of what moisturizer, serum, primer I use.  So then comes LM Moisturizing foundation in Bamboo Beige (which is nearly a perfect match to 120) i like the feel (or lack there of) my problem is, is that it says medium to full coverage and I am only getting the results of a tinted moisturizer.  I use my beauty blender, which was suggested and the new primer that was suggested was MUFE equalizer 4.( i think it's the hydrating one) I have tried building, and am not getting any better results.  I refuse to return this one, even though I feel like for $48 it's expensive and i don't think you get much product. So I would like to make this work, just need a suggestion for better coverage.  I have been setting it lightly with the LM translucent loose powder. Thanks everyone
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