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College girl who never wore makeup?
So I'm 19 and about to be a sophomore in college. I only know how to use lipstick and even my mother hates it (not that I'm concerned about it). But the problem is, I don't know who to go to or where to go to or how to start. Whether I should start out small with tinted moisturizer or something else. I've been watching youtube videos but Im more of a kinetic learner. Plus I do need help since I want to pick out just a shade lighter than my skin tone. I just want to start out simple and look natural. Also if I were to walk in to Sephora, how would I be assisted? Any help is appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Any department store counter can help too, from shade matching to a makeover to giving samples. Just ask.   Tinted moisturizer is fine. With a typical class schedule, ... see post
Starting to Panic
Ok Guys - need some help!  My favorite foundation of all time is nowhere to be found at the moment and I'm hoping it's just because it's a fluke.  Searching for Guerlain Lingerie de Peau in Beige Pale - #01.  I've checked most major retailers online and I cannot find it.  Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER AMHWKI / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I checked there earlier but will go check now!  Thanks! see post
My anastasia glow kit goes on super powdery and doesn't really show up, how do i fix that?
I love highlight but whenever I put on my Anastasia glow kit it just looks super powdery and the highlight doesn't really show up, any suggestions on how to fix that?
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BEAUTY PRO Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
SEPHORA COLLECTION PRO Featherweight Complexion Brush #90 see post
what is the best makeup to buy to cover up my acne scars
i have really bad acne scars on my cheeks. i really want to cover them up. what is the best makeup to buy that will hide them.
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC rachel978 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I had a couple of scars on my chin too and I read that putting aloe on them can help to lighten them, if not get rid of them. I have noticed a difference since I started... see post
How to avoid matte foundation from looking flaky and dry on skin?
Hello everyone! I recently purchased a matte foundation palette (Ben Nye to be specific), since I am starting out on my makeup artist career. I had such high expectations from this product! When I tried it on myself last night, it looked TERRIBLY bad. I was SO disappointed, and still feel like this. It looked VERY dry on my skin, it looked cakey, was hard to blend...just terrible. I'm only sorry I spent so much $ on this product. Any recommendations on how to make it smoother rather than dry, or any other foundation recommendations for all skin types?   HELP!
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BEAUTY PRO sarahshter / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have very dry skin and a similar problem.  I recently started apply too faced hangover Rx primer.  Marc Jacobs coconut primer helps moisturized too.  I also now apply ... see post
Contouring
I dont know what should be a beginner product for someone who has never contoured before, 
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Youtube is the best to search on ways to contour and what products to use. It depends now-do you have dry skin or combination? You might prefer cream contouring to powde... see post
I have dry/combination skin, but my foundations oxidize
Help I have dry combination skin, I use a good serum, moisturizer, hourglass mineral veil primer, setting powder and setting spray as well and no matter what I do, I can't prevent my foundations from oxidizing I've tried all ranges of foundations - from highend to drugstore and from moisturizing creamy ones to dry matte ones.. UD naked, EL double wear, GA lasting silk, Nars sheer glow, Toofaced born this way, etc all are at least 2 shades darker about 4 hours later
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC MiaLucio / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
i would definitely try the MUFE Ultra HD foundation and the Laura Mercer powder. They are a match made in heaven. see post
I am medium complexion with yellow undertones. What color should I order in the Hourglass stick foundation?
keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Tamm1, That foundation has a pretty wide shade range, so there are a few choices for medium skin with warm undertones. Is there another foundation you have used that ... see post
Back to School makeup?
I need help finding a powder/bb cream/foundation for school!   I'm fair with combo-oily skin (oily in t-zone, normal/dry with KP on cheeks). I want something that feels lightweight but lasts all day with my crazy skin. I also want something that will be natural looking---I stick to light neutral looks for everyday occasions, and my school allows only modest makeup (no neon yellow eyeshadow or black lipstick). As far as acne, I have very minor blemishes/blackheads, but redness is somewhat of a concern for me, mostly on my cheeks.   I'd appreciate recommendations on face products (foundations, primers, concealers, powders, etc.) from Sephora, the drugstore, MAC, or even other stores! I just want something comfortable and nice-looking  
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LouisesBeauty / NEWCOMER / replied
If you want a lighter coverage foundation or bb cream, I would suggest going for a serum foundation or the Too Faced "Tinted Beauty Balm"! I love the beauty balm and it ... see post
What is the best foundation AND concealer to cover acne, redness, and pores?
JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @OliviaDemskie,   I suggest Kat Von D's Lock-It Foundation. It is very full coverage and lasts all day! This foundation is pigmented and covers EVERYTHING! It is... see post
Bare Minerals original foundation switch to the Complexion Rescue what shade?
If I use Bare Minerals original foundation and the shade I use is fairly light if I wanted to switch to the Complexion Rescue (also Bare Minerals) what shade should I get? the Birch1.5 or Vanilla?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi daisy2424,   I think Vanilla 02 would be the best bet! It's a neutral shade and should be closer to what your wear in the original foundation - Birch 1.5 might be... see post
OILY SKIN
I have oily skin and I tried the urban decay oily skin setting spray and it didn't work for me! What else do you recommend for oily skin?
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC AntoniaS / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
I found that after washing my face, applying a toner helps keep my oil at bay all day. I usually use the First Aid Beauty mattifying gel moisturizer afterwards and then ... see post
ABH Concealer shade recommendation for pale-**bleep** girl with neutral skin?
I have two tones in my face. The more prominent one is that pale olive colour on my cheeks. Everything looks too orange or pink on me. What would be best for me. Shade 1 or 1.5? I'm not ghostly white btw. But pretty pale.   For reference, NC15 is my shade in Mac Prolongwear concealer and I consider it a little light for my skin. But I rather light than too dark. Which NC20 is.
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi JacP, I'd recommend the 1.5. The 1 would have too much peach in it. see post
What is the best low cost contouring to buy for a beginner?
BEAUTY PRO Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
What suggestion did you decide to go with? see post
Primer!!!
What is the best primer to use for oily and combination skin? I am at a loss between the nars pro-prime light optimizing primer or the Too faced primed & ready. Any suggestions would be great!!!!
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I use it as both as well and like it. I haven't used it enough to compare it to other primers but I mostly use it to set my face =) see post
How do I get the dewy skin look?
NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Shannonnmaay,   I like starting a glowing/dewy look with a moisturizer or BB that has this kind of finish ("glotions" if you will). Estée Edit Beam Team Hydrate +... see post
How do I apply foundation to combination skin?
I have tried to all the things I can think of to get foundation to properly stay on my skin and not flake off in the dry spots or look cakey in the oily spots. How do you properly apply foundation to these areas to make it look like a smooth application.   I do exfoliate and blot the oily areas best I can before applying and after I take the make up off. Please help!
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BEAUTY PRO Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi! Please give us an update on what you ended up using! see post
How to stop foundation from breaking up? :/
I have combination skin: dry on my cheeks and very oily on my t-zone, especially because it is really humid where I live. My foundation stays put all day everywhere on my face, but on my nose, especially on the creases on the sides of my nostrils.   I have been using Estee Lauder Double Wear lately and it controls my oil the best, and I have even tried mattifying primers with UD's Deslick setting spray. This all helps with the oiliness, but my foundation still breaks up/creases on the sides of my nose. I also set my foundation with the Laura Mercier setting powder, could I be using too much? How can I stop this from happening? :/   Also, any tricks for preventing your eyeglasses from rubbing off your foundation?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi nikki25gee,   What primers have you tried to use? My nose tends to be my foundation problem area as well (I think this is true for a lot of people!). I usually ju... see post
Help!
I recently went to Sephora and bought NARS foundation, Becca color corrector and too faced born this way concealer along with Dr Brandt primer. I was looking for coverage to hide hyperpigmentation and rosacea I am not happy with the coverage or products. Is there another color corrector and foundation/concealed that can be recommended? what should I do? make another appointment.
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Tejwani8 / FRESH FACE / replied
What do you think about the Stilla Correct perfect Palette?  see post
What is the best primer for dry skin?
I have dry and quite sensitive skin and wanted to know the best primer for my face before applying foundation? 
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BEAUTY PRO ThatGurl16 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I really like the Too Faced one as well. That is what I currently use on my face, it is definitely worth trying out. I have only used the Marc Jacobs one once, when I go... see post
Try/Flaky facial spots
Around my nose, and chin is where it gets dry and flaky. After applying foundation I can see my foundation being sinked into my pores on my nose. My chin has a couple pimples and I can see dry outlined circles. I tried using a moisturizer along with a face primer and that didn't help, but with a light concealer over my blemishes it looks cakey . Any ideas or tips?  
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HALL OF FAMER frametheface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It can be so frustrating when foundation doesn't look the way you want it to!   You actually end up mentioning two separate things: you have dry/flaky spots (which are... see post
Foundation in the heat help!
I am currently using Guerlain Lingerie foundation. I have combo with oily t-zone. Problem I have noticed is the Guerlain just does not wear well in the heat. I use the Urban Decay pore primer on my t-zone and too faced hangover primer on my cheeks. The foundation seems to break up on my t-zone quite badly. Even with setting with Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.    Any suggestions for a new foundation during the summer months? I am wanting medium to slight full coverage. And long lasting.   Or suggestions for different primer(s) to use? 
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BEAUTY BOSS JoannaMC / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I am obsessed with Hourglass Mineral Veil primer - it is my hot and humid summer holy grail product! It's mattifying, includes SPF and is water-resistant (aka sweat-proo... 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 geekbeauty / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
i honestly think you look gorgeous - beautiful skin and hair! see post
Holy Grail Face Makeup
Not skincare, but skin makeup what are your holy grail products?    Blush? Foundation? Brushes? Bronzer? Highlight? Concealer?    I think I'm going to re-vamp my skin makeup for the new school year. 
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BEAUTY BUFF jenri21 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
1. Remarcable foundation 2. Kat von D liquid liner 3. Kat von D loose powder 4. Becca Champagne Pop pressed 5. Lancome Hypnose Star mascara see post
my skin is reactive ? please help
Looking for a non irratating foundation that photographs well I broke out from the old MUFE
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @irishbelle,   I suggest trying Lancome's MIRACLE CUSHION Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation. This is a  noncomedogenic and dermatologist-tested foundation. It pr... see post
TURNING 18 IN FEW MONTHS; HOW DO I CONVINCE MY PARENTS THAT I CAN WEAR MAKEUP?
So I'm turning 18 in October and for my birthday present I would like permission from my parents to wear makeup (I don't even want makeup for my birthday I just want PERMISSION.) My parents are the stereotypical strict Asian parents. They are very controlling over everything I do including what I wear, how my hair needs to be done, etc. So basically how they want me to look like. Makeup is strictly forbidden so far but I have an obsession with it. I've been sneaking my makeup in school and wearing it there then take it off when I come home. By doing this for years I am now pretty experienced with it and have done every technique possible on my face.   Now you're probably thinking that I'm 18 and I'll be an adult and they have to give me leeway. However in the Asian culture, it is VERY different because you get to do what you want when you move out and/or married. The number 18 means nothing and they still see me as a 12 year old. I just went to prom recently and even my mom didn't allow me to wear any makeup besides a little lipstick. I am mature though, I do my chores around the house, I do my homework, I definitely do not party or drink or smoke. It's just they are very controlling (way more than American parents) and yell at me for everything. I understand they care but sometimes there are limits. Anyways besides my rambling...   So how should I talk to them about wanting to wear makeup when I'm 18? Obviously I'm still going to be under their roof and when I wear makeup I am not going to cakeface (never did). I'll just do natural bb cream, tightlining, neutral shadows, and a lip tint...just to accentuate my features and look cute and confident. Please help and thank you!
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BEAUTY SAVANT LeeLeeBk / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I think you should tell your parents how it will make you look more polished, professional. You will be going to college soon (I'm assuming with what you describe as you... see post
Powder HELP
  Hello! I just got the Josie Maran foundation and It has a very glowy finish. I have dry skin so I love this foundation-- its so hydrating, but I would like to get a powder to set it. I have very dry skin, so I've never found a powder that's worked for me, it always ends up looking cakey or dry. I've tried to Laura Mercier loose setting powder because everyone seems to love that one, but that one is too dry as well. Any suggestions??? let me know!! thanks guys
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried tarte smooth operator, it comes in pressed. Don't know if you're using spray, along with powder, but using both may be causing the dryness - feel and look... see post
I use the clinique beyond pefecting foundation in 28 clove. What born this way foundation by too faced would i be able to use.
HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @feyi!  The Clinique foundation in 28 Clove has a Color IQ of 1R14.  Unfortunately, Too Faced Born This Way is not pink-undertone friendly (I'm 1R05).  The two opti... see post
ned to find the right foundation color
hi everyone, i need a dewy perfect look but my skin behave oily at normal days but when i apply makeup it look dry and patchy i want dewy luminizing perfect look as celebrities which foundation and product and color should i choose    
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BEAUTY MAVEN becssss / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
A lot of times, you may have to mix foundation colors! It's a pain but you don't have to use expensive foundations. Sometimes, going to Sephora, MAC, or BareMinerals, e... see post
Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundation shade
  Hi! I hope someone can help me out with this. I want to try the Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation. I live in Holland so I would have to guess the shade. I have tried a few Foundations so maybe someone knows what I should do. Foundation and shade: Estee lauder double wear maximum coverage 1N3 creamy vanilla : Love the shade but a bit to yellow for me. And a little bit to dark (just a tiny bit) Estee Lauder double wear maximum coverage 2C5 creamy tan : A bit to dark and to pink Clinique beyond perfecting shade Alabaster : This one matches me the best but still a bit to neutral. Kat von D nr. 47 : A bit to dark and to neutral. Needs more yellow.   I am debating between the nr. 12 and 14 from marc jacobs.   Hope someone can help me!   xxx from Holland  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Natascha23 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Thank you so much! This is very helpful :)   Thank you very much for taking the time to explain this to me.   see post