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what is an refill?
you might think I am silly but Nars radiant cream compact comes in refills does that mean you can get refill it for free?? I am clearly confused
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The cream is on a disc that pops out, when it's empty you take the disc out and replace with a new disc - refill, purchased separately.   see post
Bronzer the same as Contour?
Can you use a bronzer as a contour? 
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HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It depends on your skin color, the shade of the bronzer, and much of a contour you are looking to get. Just remember that shimmery bronzers and orange tone bronzers will... see post
Two Faced Contour vs. smashbox??
Should I buy the Two Faced Contour Kit or the Smashbox Contour Kit? I'm a fair complexion and had the mini contour makeover done at Sephora with Smashbox and loved it, but they also recommended the Two Faced palette since they were out of stock of the smashbox in store... now I'm torn. Which one should I go with? I'm a fair/medium complexion.  
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ang12613, If you are willing to try another brand all together, I recommend trying Kat Von D's Shade + Light Contour Palette instead. The quality of these powders... see post
COLOR IQ MATCH 1Y07 VS. 1R07 Difference?
Hello! So when Color IQ was first available a couple of years ago, I went and got matched and was told I was matched to 1Y07. I had it redone 1-2 months ago and was now matched to 1R07. What makes both different from one another if there actually is a difference? Thank you in advance for any clarification! Oh, and what does the letter stand for as well as the sequence of the numbers? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ LM14 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Yes it does help! Thank you! :) see post
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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HALL OF FAMER jcmb / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I've been wondering about that mask so it sounds like I outta try it! see post
HELP ME!
i'm on the hunt for a new prep and foundation regimen; I have combination skin and tend to be very oily in my t-zone. I would like someething that would last all day but can be used as an everyday cause I am still in high school(I'm 17). ANYTHING FROM PRIMER, FOUNDATION, BLUSH, BRONZER, COUNTOUR, HIGHLIGHT, CONCEALER WILL HELP. Keep in mind that I do have tan-olive skin. I am "wheat" in Estee Lauder and "Stromboli" in Nars All Day Weightless Foundation.
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HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have an oily t zone and combination skin as well, I find that these two products work best for me to stay matte:   1. Benefit Hello flawless face powder 2. Estee La... see post
Born This Way Foundation for Oily Skin
I had been meaning to try the new Too Faced Born this Way Foundation but all the reviews I have read and seen on youtube are from people with dry skin and I have oily skin.   What are your experiences with this foundation and oily skin??   Please let me know! I havent had a chance to stop by sephora for a sample but I will one of these days.  
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HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
no, her abbreviation is bvdv. bailey. i was so disappointed at how much she was trying to hype up that foundation.. ugh. lol.  see post
Full Coverage foundation for oily skin with some break outs....Any recommendation?
I'm looking for a foundation. I'm leaning toward Estee Lauder or Clinique. I want FULL coverage but have very oily skin and some break outs here and there. I have never found a liquid that doesn't feel absolutely disgusting on my face. Any recommendation?
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BEAUTY PRO ohsotattooed / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Definitely pick up the Estee Lauder double wear. Absolutely amazing stuff. I have crazy oily skin and always wear full coverage due to my rosacea...and this stuff is THE... see post
Marc Jacobs Beauty Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate
Can't wait to try this. Sounds like the Nars all day luminous, which i love~ the only thing I'm not crazy about is the MJ has a dropper? Has anyone tried this yet?   I am waiting for it to show on the color iq to see what shade id be. I never loved the genius gel it just wasn't enough coverage for me so this looks like something id like. They have so many shades id most likely have to swatch in store       http://www.sephora.com/re-marc-able-full-coverage- foundation-concentrate-P398803?skuId=1711282
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HALL OF FAMER sister13 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I love the formula from testing it in store but all I've tested so far are way too yellow for me and this has happened with every MJ foundation.  I'll keep trying! see post
Benefit Primer
I am a 20 year old with dry skin and a medium (olive) undertone. Looking to purchase my first primer- hear Benefit is a great choice. Are there different primers for different skin tones cause was not offered that option while trying to make an online purchase. Thanks in advance
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BEAUTY WHIZ hopkinss33 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Benefit isn't my favorite primer....I'd also suggest the Smashbox hydrating primer, but if you're willing to splurge a little, Hourglass's mineral veil primer is to die ... see post
Estee Lauder Double Wear: in between shades Fresco and Soft Tan
I sampled two shades of Estee Lauder Double Wear - Fresco (2C3) and Soft Tan (4C3). Fresco was far too pink for my skin tone and Soft Tan is toeing the line of being too dark, but just barely. I was thinking maybe Pebble (3C2) would be a better match - just based off their names, 3C is in between 4C and 2C. Any recommendations? I'll make my way back to the store, but would like to get others opinions first. Thank you.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Coaster,   If you want to try a shade that is slightly lighter than Soft Tan (4C3) and one that is lacking any sort of pink undertones, I recommend trying the sha... see post
Any suggestions for foundations suitable for sensitive skin?
I don't have acne, but my skin easily breaks out with new products or products that are too harsh. I prefer medium to light coverage and something that doesn't feel heavy on the skin. I would characterize my skin as combination.
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BEAUTY BUFF makeupmad / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I love MUFE's new Ultra HD Foundation for that very reason.  It is unscented and I can't feel it when it is on.  I feel like I'm not even wearing makeup.  I break out fr... see post
Best creaseless concealer?!?
Hey everyone!  I'm on the hunt for a new concealer.. I only need it like maybe like once or twice a week if my under eye area is dark.(either from lack of sleep or crazy hormones, LOL!) So I don't use it every day, but I do like to have it on hand. I am almost out of the Josie Maran Argan creamy concealer crayon and I did like it, but whenever I apply it, it creases in my under eye area and looks terrible!    I did get a sample of the Amazing Cosmetics concealer and I LOVE it. Although it's a little too expensive for my personal liking even though it is amazing. (Hehe)   So I'm looking for something a bit cheaper and that is so close (say dupe?) To the Amazing Cosmetics concealer.  Any suggestions??  Thanks a million!
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BEAUTY GURU Jesuslover14 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
thanks! I've heard a lot about that product! :D see post
oily but dehydrated skin foundation!
hi guys! so i have combo skin, it's mostly dry/oily in the t zone. i use an oil cleanser and a great moisturizer but i was wondering what kind of primers and foundations i should lean toward? i don't like matte foundations on my skin they tend to look way too cake. i lean towards liquid foundations/dewy ones! thanks for all the help!! 
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BEAUTY WHIZ bloom9159 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I also suffer from dehydrated skin (awful dry patches, severe oiliness...kill me). I just bought the MUFE Ultra HD and to be honest I'm loving it. It's so beautiful, and... see post
Make up forever Skin Equalizer
I have very fair skin, 1y01 on the pantone color scale. I would like to try one of the colored Make Up Forever  Skin Equalizer. I was thinking that I would either use the blue or the pink, but I need help picking the right color. I do not have large pores, fine line, or dark spots.   Any advice is welcome.
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BEAUTY WHIZ rachenall / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Hey there fellow porcelain princess! I am also extremely fair. I would go with the blue primer :) see post
Oily skin, liquid foundation
I have fairly oily skin, I don't have much acne, my skin is fairly clear I just get a very oily face and find my face looking greasy after the day is over. I use the Urban Decay Naked Skinliquid foundation and find it very poor for my skin type. What would you recommend for my skin type?
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BEAUTY PRO ohsotattooed / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hmmm....maybe switching up primers? That helped me as well. And I had to play around with different setting powders before I found something that worked well.  see post
Looking For New Foundation!!
Hi,   I have been having a hard time finding a foundation and concealer that really fits me. I would like one that leaves my face matte but does not make face look "caked" or dry. I have also been having trouble with foundations leaving my face looking oily. Right now I use a smashbox primer, NARS powder foundation, and sephora concealer. I love my primer its great. I feel like my foundation, for as expensive as it is, could be A LOT better. It leaves my face looking a few shades lighter, it also is supposed to be 12 hour wear but after a few hours my face looks suuuppeerrrr oily. My concealer is okay, I bought it because I tried a sephora brand contouring stick and LOVED it so I figured why not?! right. So I guess I would just like suggestions of other brands maybe that are full coverage and actually mean FULL coverage without making me looked caked or oily. Also suggestions on how to apply the foundation would be great!! I just want to know what everyone else is using to look flawless!! haha 
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BEAUTY BUFF makeupmad / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hourglass Immaculate Liquid to Powder Foundation would probably work.  I have it in Natural and I think it makes my skin look airbrushed (in my husband's words, "plastic... see post
Makeup Forever HD foundation / now Ultra HD
I'm not sure if anyone knows but MUFE is revamping this formula. im kind of sad, since i do like the original. And its a really good match :/   if you search for thestyleandbeautydoctor she has a review up and theres a chart for the new shades. Mine is  very low so il be waiting  til i run out and the new one is available to try. My shade is 117 which is now Y225. I guess il keep my bottle to compare the color as well.   40 shades anyone else/ thoughts?   I also read on another blog: "Has the formula being changed?"   -As Dany said - they "did not change the formula, but added new ingredients to make it better". *  hyaluronic acid  (to bind moisture to the skin) * amino acid coated pigments (to stabilize pigment) *  mineral mica (to create radiance)
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BEAUTY BOSS urbandecaybabe / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm happy about the new shades, since I wear very light yellow foundation. 117 was too dark. Now there are two lighter yellow options. :D see post
Hourglass Ambient vs Becca Perfector?
  Hello all! So lately I've become obsessed with getting a good deal on a Becca Perfector. I missed out on the mini promo and almost scored a great deal on one on HSN before it was sold out.   I normally shy away from powder highlighters, as I've had a few that look cakey/too glittery. I have pretty decent skin, so I just wear a pore primer and some bb or cc cream. I am waiting for the triple points in a few days to make a purchase, and I have heard great things about the Ambient Lighting Powder (which also has a mini version!) So my question is, does anyone have both, and which do you prefer? Or why did you go with one instead of the other?  
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BEAUTY WHIZ bloom9159 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Randee pretty much hit the nail on the head.   The Hourglass powders are, in fact, actually finishing powders that are meant to give your entire face a glow and seem l... see post
My Color IQ is 4y09 - what's the best all day foundation and primer? brand? :)
BEAUTY PRO BlueBrownWit / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have most of the same concerns as you, except for combo skin and wrinkles, but I do make a lot of facial expressions so I look for foundations that won't crease on my ... see post
SPF causing whitecast in photographs
Anyone else find this super annoying? I have a bunch of foundations in my current collection that I love - both drugstore and some high end that I've tried that all seem to have SPF in it. Now during the day when I'm just going to work or whatever obviously I don't mind, I wear moisturizer with SPF on a daily basis anyways. But my foundations I prefer to wear on a night out (due to coverage, flawless-ness, etc..) always seem to have SPF as well. I'm alright pretty white as it is lol so it's pretty frustrating. I kind of wish they didn't include it in foundation so that if you feel you need it, you could just add a moisturizer underneath.
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BEAUTY BUFF xojlg / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Ohh ok, yeah honestly my phone camera isn't the best. Didn't even think about that lol.   see post
Cleaning Brushes
I use a spray brush cleanser on my brushes once a week. I have noticed that I need to clean my foundation and concealer brushes more frequently for optimal use. Should I be cleaning all my brushes everyday? I've heard of some people using oils and conditioners and was thinking of just leaving my bushes in a container filled with a mixture of water and shampoo after application while I am at work then removing them when I get home and spritzing them with hair oil (maybe once a week) then air drying them till morning. Is this a good idea? I would still clean them with the brush cleanser once a week. Do you think hair oil should be lightly spritzed after each shampoo/water soak?
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BEAUTY BUFF beauty1bliss / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Nifty. Definitely thinking About Purchasing! see post
anastasia dip brow pomade question
I like my brows more on the thin side and I usually use a Maybelline pencil to define them and fill in sparse areas. I'm dying to try the Anastasia pomade lately but I'm worried it's mostly for thicker looking brows? Need opinions from those who have tried it please.
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HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The pomade is buildable, you can take a small amount and create a shadow of the shape you want. From there, you just decide whether you want to add more pomade and creat... see post
I don't know which Too Faced Soleil Matte Bronzer shade I should get!
So I'm a medium shade, kind of tan because I live in the tropics. I really want one of these bronzers but can't decide which one... I feel like the Dark Chocolate is dark enough but is it me or it's kind of orangey? but then the Chocolate is kind of light... Is it a build-able color?   Can someone help me please?   Xo,
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Triana / FRESH FACE / replied
Now I'm confused, I matched my Color IQ comparing my color on MAC wich is NC43, and somewhere online I got that I might be 2Y09. So, it seems I should get the Dark Choco... see post
Color Match
I currently wear Make Up For Ever HD foundation in the shade N178 and I am looking to purchase the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation. Unfortunately, I live in a small town and we do not currently have a sephora here that I can just go into and match my color and it is really hard to match the colors via photos. Is there anyway that you all can tell me my perfect shade? Every time I think I found it, I look at a YouTube video and it throws me off the trail lol. Online, D71 looks correct but in one video it looks too like and online D74 looks a little too dark. I would also like to make a disclaimer that I do not have any pink or yellow undertones.
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MzAlexus,   I think the best match for you in Kat Von D's Lock-It Tattoo Foundation would be the shade Deep 71. :)   see post
Nars All Day Luminous Weightless Foundation.
Im kinda excited about this. Out now on nars, and will be available at sephora Feb 1, $48 comes with a pump   I hope to find a shade in this, gobi in the original sheer glow was too light and i think the next shade up was a touch dark   "This new formula creates instant polished perfection with full coverage in a single, weightless drop. Its uniquely fluid, oil-free formula defies the expectations of long-wear foundation, delivering full, natural-looking coverage with unexpectedly weightless, 16-hour wear. Ideal for all skin types and tones in 20 global shades that leave skin at its most beautiful. Yet this formula is also, dermatologist tested. fragrance, paraben, alcohol free. The innovative new formula features a unique Weightless Long-wear Technology that moves with skin, delivering up to 16 hours of wear while always feeling light-as-air and an Even Tone Technology that immediately neutralizes redness, dullness and discoloration to improve skin’s appearance over time."
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HALL OF FAMER EvangelineDamon / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm late posting this shade comparison that I did when I was still trialing this foundation. I so wanted this to work for me, but, alas, it was not meant to be. Here's... see post
New Foundation - which do you recommend?
I am trying to change my routine to include a foundation that is natural looking (light coverage, except areas with discoloration).  I have tried the following three because they are a color match for my skin (SO hard to find in most foundation lines).   They are...  Cover Fx Drops, Urban Decay Naked foundation and YSL's Touche Eclat.   Do you prefer any of these foundations?  Why?  I tried them all at the store and they all seemed nice.  I would love to hear your thoughts!  Thank you!!!!  
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HALL OF FAMER knadala / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Benefit's Hello Flawless Oxygen liquid foundation: comes in a range of colors, lightweight, buildable coverage, very natural looking finish. see post
Hourglass Create Your Own Palette Coming to Sephora?
I was at Sephora yesterday and asked an SA if she’d heard when the Hourglass Holiday Ultimate Ambient Lighting Palette would be released. Unsurprisingly, she didn’t know a release month. She did inform me that Hourglass has mini pans in the works – like what the flagship store has to create your own palette. She didn’t know if it would be limited to the ambient lighting powders or if you could mix and match powder, blush, and bronzer. Has anyone else heard about this?
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi conditioning,   I haven't received any specific information on Hourglass "create your own" palettes. I do know that the Hourglass freestanding stores offer this a... see post
Clinique CC Cream or Tarte Face Powder causing itching?
I have been using the combination of Clinique's CC Cream and Tarte's Amazonian Clay Powder for about a year and a half now. One the biggest issues I have found with my face makeup is that one I get hot, or start to sweat, my face starts to itch HORRIBLY. I was wondering if anyone else has had this experience with either or both of these products? I am very happy with their performance otherwise and am looking to switch to something that wont itch to distraction every time I put it on. I live in Florida, so it is hot and humid more often than not. 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Tarte has quite a few Amazonian clay infused powders, can you specify which one is it that you use exactly?   If it's the Full Coverage Airbrush Foundation powder (bel... see post
MUFE Questions
If I mix MUFE HD foundation 120 and 125, what color would you recommend in the new HD Ultra Foundation. Also, what color would you recommend in the MUFE full cover concealer?  
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BEAUTY MASTER studz / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Do you mix equal parts of each or is there more of one shade than the other?   120 is now Y245 and 125 is Y315   They have some new shades that are in between those ... see post