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I have a few questions today. Today I was planning to go to sephora. I was wondering if we are able to get a 15-20 minute free makeover. Is the makeover free? What will they do in the makeover? Do we have to purchases something after the makeover? Is the iQ foundation test free? Who do we tell if we want a makeover and a iQ test done and how long is the wait usually ? Can you please get back to me as soon as possible. Thank you?
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keelybt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Virpal, The Mini Makeovers are free and are focused on one area in particular, such as  Smoky Eye,  Polished Brows or  Flawless Foundation.   The Color IQ ma... see post
Makeup on Accutane
I'm just starting Accutane. Mid 30s, have suffered since teens with mild/moderate very persistent hormonal acne.  Already after four days I'm getting very dry. I've heard that the bare minerals Complexion Rescue is a great option. Problem is that I don't have a store where I live so I'm concerned about choosing the right shade. up to now I've been using pur minerals 4in1 liquid foundation in light, but would that translate over to Vanilla(02) or buttercream(03). Makeup isn't my forte, I've always been very basic about it despite the skin imperfections, so any thoughts from those with more knowledge would be appreciated!
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BEAUTY GURU sydtomato / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I don't know anything about these products or shades unfortunately.  But, I was also on accutane for about 8 months and stopped it last August.  It worked amazing on me ... see post
Help! Cakey Foundation Issues
I've been having issues with foundation sliding off my skin and looking cakey shortly after application. I have tried every mattifying primer (Becca ever-matte, MUFE mattifying, estee edit pore vanishing stick, nars pore & shine control, tarte tinted BB treatment, hourglass veil mineral, smashbox, porefessional, etc.) and nothing works. I always pat the primer in rather than rubbing it in, as well, and this does not help.   My makeup doesn't apply properly to my nose or upper lip area (slides off, looks cakey right away) no matter what I use. I've tried a beauty blender and several different types of foundation brushes.    By midday, any foundation I try pills on my cheeks, and becomes very cakey and gross everywhere on my T-zone - particularly around my nose. Shine is also a major issue.    Currently using Nars Sheer Glow foundation, but this also happens with tinted moisturizers, Lancome Teint Idole, and Smashbox BB Water. I also set with UD De-Slick.    Current skincare: Olehenriksen Oil Control Toner, Good Genes, FAB Mattifying Moisture Gel or Clinique Dramatically Different Gel, and Origins GinZing eye cream.  
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HALL OF FAMER TriesToBoClassy / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Are you sponsored by Wander Beauty? All of your posts tout their products. see post
SPF in Foundations
My skin is EXTREMELY picky about SPF. I have found a physical SPF my skin can tolerate that I apply daily, but I guess I never noticed that SPF in foundations truly breaks me out until I recently started looking for more fuller coverage and longer lasting formulas. My go to's have always been Koh Gen Do Aqua and Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk - two formulas without SPF that provide a beautiful finish, but are not very long lasting. My skin is on the normal to slightly dry side. I have recently tried both the Dior Forever foundation (SPF 35) and the Lancome Teint Idole Foundation (SPF 15) and both seem to be giving me an irritated looking rash on my cheeks. Any suggestions for a good long wearing foundation WITHOUT SPF that won't completely dry my skin out?
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried using a primer with your foundation? I like Hourglass and Clarins but since you are using KGD and GA foundation you can try using their primers with it. ... see post
Foundation Separation
I've been having severe foundation separation for about the last 6 months or so. I've tried everything that I can think of and I just can't figure out what the heck is going on. Currently, I'm using MUFE Step 1 Skin Equalizer Primer in Hyrdation, MUFE Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation, KVD Lock-It Setting Powder, and tarte's Rainforest of the Sea Marine Boosting Mist. When I went into a Sephora get a full face makeover to try to fix this problem, I was told that my skin was "dehydrated" and that's why it becomes separated. However, I don't know how satisfied I am with this answer. I applied my makeup at 8am today and by 4pm I looked oily and blotchy and terrible.  PLEASE SEND HELP.
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HALL OF FAMER gonerogue / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@hsalbert13 Have you tried setting your makeup with a mattifying setting spray instead of the Tarte one? I have a deluxe sample of the Tarte spray and found it to be too... see post
make-up routine...looking for a change
I was posting to see if anyone has some recommendations on make-up routines/products. I've been currently using Smashbox Studio Skin foundation, Born This Way concealer and finishing it with a Becca loose powder. I'm never really happy with how my skin looks using these products (primer and finishing spray included). I have acne prone, combination skin, with some scarring. I wanted something a little more basic, then having to spend so much time on my face in the morning! 
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR intothedeepblue / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / replied
Hello @nnejlogan, First off, your makeup looks perfect in your picture! Such a lovely look and not to mention the stunning eyeliner. 🙂   I will add another vote for ... see post
Best compact foundation with NO sunscreen or talc??
Every cream compact foundation I used to use has either been discontinued or reformulated and I am lost, currently using Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup to Go as it's the least annoying of the liquid foundation and cushion compacts I have already tried and tossed but it would be better if it was just a solid cream instead of annoying liquid.   I am seeking a non-drying cream compact foundation with no sunscreen or talc, is this now totally impossible?
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BEAUTY BOSS ashlynaf / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
DMK Cosmetics makes an amazing cream compact foundation. It is all I use when I'm having any skin issues because it seems to actually help my skin. Their line is semi di... see post
Does Milk Makeup Sunshine Skin Tint have SPF?
I'm just wondering if milk makeup sunshine skin tint has SPF? Some review say that it does, but it doesn't say anywhere on the product description. I received a sample with SPF 30 and I'd like to purchase it again, but only if it has the SPF.
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StephieY / FRESH FACE / replied
I'm in Canada. It does say on the Milk website that it contains SPF. So you're probably right on the regulations thing!   see post
Foundation Matching
I wear Estee Lauder double wear in shade Ecru 1N2 which is a shade too dark for my skin. I want to try the Estee Lauder double wear light . What shade would you recommend ?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @amber18,   The shades in the Estee Lauder Double Wear Light Stay-in-Place Makeup might be too dark I think. I would try the  COLOR Ivory Nude 1N1 - light ... see post
Pressed Powder Foundation?
I'm in desperate need of a pressed powder foundation for those days when I am just not feeling a full face. I often set my face with a loose translucent powder on full face days, so I'm unsure as to what would be the best pressed power to use?   I would be using this alongside UD naked concealer and some liner/mascara/dip brow.  My skin type is pretty normal, but gets oily from time to time.    I don't want anything too heavy or cakey obviously. I was considering too faced pressed foundation, but many of the reviews say that it really only works best as a setting powder after using liquid foundation.   So, whats the best out there?    Thanks!  
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HALL OF FAMER nikki25gee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm thinking of giving in to one last sale purchase for this powder because of this post, LOL. But I have too many powders unopened right now. Ahhhh, maybe during the No... see post
Colour correcting for dark under eyes - orange, salmon or yellow?
So, according to the laws of colour correcting..   Salmon/peach - dark circles  Yellow - concealing blue/purple bruises, veins and under eyes Orange - dark hyperpigmentation and under eyes.    I am medium skin with warm undertone, e.g. Wheat - 3N2 in Estee Lauder Double Wear. I have medium dark circles AND veins.   How would I colour correct this?   Thanks    
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@ANR2020, I've also got dark circles and some blue and purple veining and I use a combination of yellow and orange. You will need to experiment a bit to find what works ... see post
What blush to use with cherry red lipstick (Burberry)
I am brightening up my look with Burberry Cherry Red Lipstick......what would be a great blush to use? I have light skin, am in my 60s so don't want to look like an old painted doll. Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER ChicDabbler / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A light/soft blush that matches the undertone. Cherry red has a cool undertone so a sheer cool pink/red/nude would work. You want just enough to compliment the lips so i... see post
Foundation for Vacation?
I'm going to Mexico and i wanted to know what was the best, full coverage foundation that won't melt? Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I am going to mexico too!! (May)    I am tempted to try that "Milk of Magnesia" trick... see post
HELP! CAKEY AND UNEVEN MAKEUP
Hi.. I am struggling with my makeup routine! No matter what I try I can't seem to have a flawless finish with my foundation. My skin is combo of dry and oily in t zone mostly. Currently using   esteem lauder double wear. cleaning face with origins checks and balance moisturizing with jack black double duty applying makeup with a densely packed brush with a drop of boscia beauty oil   Once I apply the makeup, I can't add any other products such as concealer, contouring, brightening or illuminating creams it results in shifting my foundation and leaving it looking patchy and colour has shifted   My nose especially, I have a hard time keeping makeup on without it flaking off   Please help! Thank you
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Reneervg / FRESH FACE / replied
primer honestly makes a huge difference. If you're looking for something affordable, try Nivea men's aftershave balm, it honestly works so well, and as for beauty oil go... see post
Best Summer Foundation
I live in DC. It gets very hot and humid here.  What is the best summer foundation that is sweat proof and doesn't get cakey or goopy?   Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY MAVEN vchu94 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Nars Sheer Glow is my favorite for warmer weather!! see post
Every foundation breaks me out?!? What's a good foundation for really sensitive skin?
Prom/Grad is coming up and I need a good foundation, problem is literally every foundation breaks me out. Tarte amazonian clay and the water foundation, Cover FX powder foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Makeup Forever HD foundation, Too Faced Born This Way, Smash box CC and BB cream. I have oily skin and I'm getting desperate. I find the hourglass immaculate foundation didn't break me out, and neither did the nars all day luminous that I can remember. But both clung to my dry patches. So I need a foundation good for hella sensitive skin that will look good during grad!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @DeniseMarie15,    If those two foundations work for you, I'd recommend addressing the dry patches like @abbzzzzzzz mentioned or you can get a hydrating primer to... see post
What's your favorite full face make up remover?
Just curious. 
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I double cleanse with Neutorgena's Ultra Gentle Daily Cleanser. The first time I just massage it around my face with my fingers, after that I go in with my Foreo Luna Mi... see post
Anastasia Nicole Kit
This is probably a long shot, but does anyone know when the restock of the Nicole kit becomes available?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS CaityLaine / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
yeah, I've had that issue more than once too. It's frustrating.  I hope you find one though! :) see post
DRUGSTORE Q - Maybelline age rewind concealer UK NUDE shade - Australian/US shade equivalent?
I have the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in the shade 'Nude, which the UK stocks 2 shades - Light and Nude. Now in Australia, there are 3 shades to choose from '110 - Fair', '120 - Light' and '130 - Medium'.    I know 110 is too light, but cannot tell if 120 or 130 would match my original UK 'Nude' shade.   Thanks!
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SPECIAL GUEST ANR2020 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Yes, turned out to be the 130 Medium shade :) see post
Favorite products and methods for hiding super dark hickeys on pale skin?
The light ones are no problems but I can't seem to cover the darker ones completely
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HALL OF FAMER Asche / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Popping in to second the  Kevyn Aucoin sensual skin enhancer! It's amazing.   A scarf or turtleneck work well too. ;) see post
Specific question for those that currently use NARS Sheer Glow!
Hello all!   So my current best foundation color match is NARS Siberia. I've been using the Sheer Glow for the past three months and I'm still trying to "figure it out". I feel like the formula is really finicky and I have yet to find a good combination of primers and/or setting powder/spray to make it both last well & mesh well with my skin. I don't think it's a skincare problem as my skin has been relatively normal-dry these past few months (no big skin changes and my daywear moisturizer is relatively 'basic'. I save my layers of hydration for overnight).   So far things I have tried:   - Too Faced Hangover: helped hydrate dry patches that Sheer Glow emphasizes but doesn't help longevity. Sheer Glow still applies a little patchy over this - Becca Ever Matte: too matte for Sheer Glow which tends to emphasize any dry patch - Hourglass Mineral Veil: seems to be the best combo so far, but doesn't help with Sheer Glow longevity. Still totally starts breaking down/melting by hour three. - A single drop of argan oil: makes Sheer Glow apply so smooth and evenly BUT foundation is totally breaking up on my face a couple hours into wear. - RCMA No Color Powder (talc + silica): is okay, but makes Sheer Glow a little dry looking, doesn't totally help with lasting powder - CoverFx Illuminating Setting Powder: doesn't make Sheer Glow look dry, but definitely doesn't help with lasting powder - Urban Decay All Nighter spray: makes Sheer Glow tacky, maybe helps lasting power when in combo with a powder as well   For the sake of a control, all foundation application has been to dot it on with fingers and blend with beautyblender.   I've tried various combinations of one of the primers + powder + spray, primer + no powder, no primer + powder, etc. etc. It's been a long somewhat scientific process, haha.   I would just love for this foundation to work on me! I love the color and I can put up with the sheerness of it if I can just get it to work Most days in the morning I've been in too much of a rush to play this long layering game with Sheer Glow and I've been slapping a little Tarte shape tape everywhere and pretending it's foundation, lol   TLDR:  My question to those who currently use NARS Sheer Glow and it looks good on their skin. What combination of primer / powder / spray /technique do you use to make it wear nicely?
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BEAUTY BUFF crystalcake / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I do have like 1/6th a bottle of Naked Skin left, I'll try mixing that to see how the finish is. Mixing with a liquid luminizer is a good idea too! Thanks for the tip! see post
Laura Mercier Silk Creme Color Help
I bought the oil free one in Bamboo Beige knowing it was too dark. It has very true olive undertones - not yellow or warm. It is very hard for me to find a true light olive color. However, I am acually fair. Right now I am tanned and this color is still 1-2 shades too dark. I thought I'd mix it with lighter foundations I own.    Would Beige Ivory be a better match? In the store it didn't seem much lighter but it did seem less olive, and I need lighter but still olive. The lightest color is only a tad too light, but it's too bright yellow...I need a more earthy green tone.    FYI, I am closest to Mac NC15 in winter and NC20 with a tan. In winter, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in 10 Beige is a good match, albeit lacking my distinct olive undertone. YSL in B10 is okay. UD in 2.0 is pretty good. All of these are a tad too yellow (as opposed to olive) and light for summer. I need very GREEN yet fair/light, which almost no one makes until you get to the light/med range.    I dont like the wear of Makeup Forever, and their supposedly light olive 117 and 120 shades look more yellow on me. Similarly, the often recommended Nars colors are too yellow. I am a neutral, slightly warm leaning, earthy yet pale olive.    Any ideas?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@iheartart  On a completely different direction - you could instead buy the Make Up For Ever drops and color correct your current foundation to the right shade. The nice... see post
Clinique Super balanced foundation colors?
I'm really interested in getting some of this foundation and I find the colors hard to decifier. Any help? Sorry for goofy pic! Lol I felt it was my best skin tone I had on my iPad.  
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BEAUTY PRO shadeofgrey / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thanks so much. Yeah my closest store that even sells clinique is 2 hours away, closest sephora 8. I kinda live in the middle of nowhere. I think I am slightly golden, I... see post
foundation is separating on my face! what to use?
Hello everyone, I am new to this thread and was just wondering if any of you could help me out. I have sensitive, combo oily skin and no matter what primer or foundation I seem to use (tried several liquids and bare minerals powder), it breaks apart on me a few hours later. It separates on my face and it looks splotchy mid day. I have also tried primers but none so far have helped with this. I try touching up with a powder once im noticing oiliness to see if that would prevent or conceal the splotchiness but it just makes it look worse. what could be causing this? and what do you recommend to prevent this? Thanks for any tips!
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HALL OF FAMER gonerogue / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @hsalbert13. Looks like you are posting your issue on another thread. I have given you some suggestions on your actual question thread as well as another mod. I will ... see post
Trying to find the right stick foundation!
Heya everyone!   Recently my skin has not been at its greatest and I am on the hunt for the right stick foundation. I am a fan of sticks for a variety of reasons, mainly because they are fast, easy to apply, and convenient.   I am currently using the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Natural (4), but I am not completely sold. I am not sure if I am applying it right or perhaps I am not setting it correctly, but it does not seem to be working out. It clings to my dry patches and makes my face extremely oily! Despite its flaws, it is the absolute perfect match for me and that is why I am still using it! Ha.   My skin is combination, oily, and dehydrated. Dry cheeks, very oily t-zone, and overall very dehydrated despite the fact that I drink a lot of water and use hydrating products (I just cannot seem to fix the issue)!   I have been looking at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation Stick, however, I have read that it is hard to blend and the formula needs to be improved. I have also been looking at the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick, but because it is very full coverage, it kind of scares me.   I am looking for a stick that will even out my skin and cover up acne/redness.   I like being matte and avoid foundations that have a dewy finish, hence the reason why I did not mention the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick.   Anyway, is there a foundation stick anyone could recommend?     Thank you so much in advance!
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BEAUTY BRAINIAC NikkiGov22 / BEAUTY BRAINIAC BEAUTY BRAINIAC / replied
Hi! I would recommend the MUFE HD stick, it is quite high coverage but i find blending it out with a damp beauty blender gives a beautiful finish (without being to dryin... see post
spring and summer fountain/tinted moisturizer
so i'm sort of new to makeup and I have trouble making my light coverage foundation not look cakey. I set it and it still settles into fine lines so I'm wanting to try a tinted moisturizer or a different light foundation to see if its easier to apply and just to use in summer and spring for something light. If i get it a little bit darker then my skin tone now will it look okay to use it now and in the summer or will it look bad? or is there something else i should do? also is there any recommendations for good products? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If the price isn't an issue - get both!   But if you are trying to be economical, get the lighter shade and then just warm it up with a little bronzer :D see post
Too Faced Born this Way vs. Tarte Rainforest Foundation?
I need help! I want a natural everyday foundation. I have combination skin with not a lot of texture. I am in the color IQ 2y08 if someone could give me the best color match for it.    Which of these two is best??
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
glad you found one you liked @aggiechick   foundation is so tricky! I've tried stuff other people swore buy, and it either sat on my skin funny too, or gave me 'revers... see post
Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation
I am having such a difficult time choosing between shade 28 (Bisque Taupe) and 29 (Bisque Golden) in Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation.  I have neutral skin.  I received samples from Sephora and am wearing 34 (beige medium) in the photo below (pink shirt).  I thought it looked great on me but thought it was slightly too dark.  I also self tan all the time so I know the 34 color probably would not match me when the tan starts to fade.   I am very thrown off on which color to get because i normally go for yellow toned foundation but 34 is peached toned.  I have also inserted a photo of me wearing my normal yellow toned Chanel perfection lumiere foundation in beige 30.  Unfortunately there are no Sephoras near me so I am unable to get color matched... But, What Do You Think?
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SianBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ayyshanay,    If the shade 34 was slightly too dark but the undertone worked for you, I would recommend using the shade 29.    Also, if you know you will be s... see post
Best primer under stick foundation?
Hi everyone! So the past few weeks I've been really into stick foundations - both the hourglass vanish and the lancome teint idole. Both I love and find very similar except you need to swipe the lancome twice as much to get the same coverage as hourglass. That being said, the big problem is I can't get the foundation to "stick" to my nose or t-zone. I have applied with brush and beauty blender - brush application essentially wipes the foundation away, so beauty blender has been my go to.   I have tried pore minimizing primers - e.g. porefessional, tarte timeless smoothing, as well as guerlain l'or (whichcauses my foundation to stick in weird areas making it patchy...only with these foundations though, I love it otherwise), and the foundation just slides around my face and breaks up. I set with laura mercier translucent and then spray UD all-nighter. I LOVE these foundations, but I am scared to touch my face because it will remove my makeup. I have also tried no primer, just my moisturizer (see below), which is better but it still ends up sliding off my nose relatively quickly.   I consider my skin to be normal to dry. My skin routine is as follows:   Night time: Cleanse (amorepacific) w/ foreo luna 2, tone (pixi glow tonic), facial sleeping oil (kiehl's), moisturize (first aid beauty)   Day time: Same as night time but no oil. I was using a serum before moisturizing but I took that out because I thought it was causing my makeup to slide around, but I think it's the silicone primers.   My next step is to try the veil mineral primer by hourglass.   Does anyone have any advice on how to keep my foundation in place? Also, I should mention that this problem happens with most foundations, nothing seems to want to stick! But it's particularly bad with stick foundations. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!  
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BEAUTY MASTER Amysangel / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Hey @ln998177 I have both of these stick foundations and love them! I agree I reach for my Hourglass more because the coverage of the Lancome is not the same. I use two ... see post
I just started using BB creams and obsessed with it!
So all these years I have been using foundations, to name a few Nars, Kat Von D, and Lancome. But I was recently introduced to BB creams. (I know I'm late to the game lol) The foundations I've used over the years were quite pricey and heavy leaving my skin with clogged pores and breaking out with acne. Now that I use BB creams I save money and my skin looks better than ever. I just started exploring the varieties of BB creams, so far I've used Maybelline BB Fresh and NYX BB. The Maybelline has the best shade of color for my skin tone but the NYX has better texture but not the best shades. Any recommendations with BB creams? What's your favorite? Why? 
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi @BocaBeauty I really love the Guerlain Lingerie De Peau BB Cream SPF 30  because it has the SPF that I need, and the finish is gorgeous! I use the foundation usuall... see post