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My foundation routine always looks cakey! Help!
Hello!   I'm 20, with fair skin and I have oily/sensitive acne prone skin, and I have yet to find a decent foundation routine. I have large pores on my cheeks, a ton of blackheads and rough skin on my forehead, like sort of checkered fine lines if that makes any sense. Every single foundation routine I've tried so far just accentuates the awful look of my skin, no primers, that I've tried seem to make any difference. Does anyone have any tips/brushes/makeup products to suggest? They all need to be long-lasting as well, preferably a luxury one, I never seem to like drugstore ones.   Products I've tried: -Beauty blender -Stippling Brush -Revlon Colorstay -Lacome Teint Idol -Covergirl ready set gorgeous -Loreal Tru Match -Loreal Tru Match lumiere -Two Faced Primed and Poreless -Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer -Smashbox photofinish -The porefessional -MAC studio fix powder -Lancome LaBase pore primer -Clinique Superprimer -Laura mercier translucent powder -MUFE Skin equalizer step 1 smoothing -Benefit Hello Flawless powder   Thanks so much!  
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SCENE QUEEN vmac1100 / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Also in case anyone else says anything, I eat vegetarian/vegan and exercise regularly, drinks buckets of water and green tea and it's not the makeup that makes my skin b... see post
Anastasia BH VS Kat Von D Contour
I think both of these contour and highlight palettes are gorgeous but I seriously have no idea which one to buy! I don't live close to a Sephora location, making it harder to swatch the colours on myself to see which one would look better. Help please! I have fair skin with a cool undertone.    { Anastasia Beverly Hills   Contour Kit in Light to Medium} { Kat Von D   Shade + Light Contour Palette}    Edit: While I do want the palette that best fits fair skin with a cool undertone, I also need it for the powders to look natural and not so harsh/super defined. {Make sense? Haha}
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BEAUTY BOSS studz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm fair with pink undertones. I only own the Anastasia palette. I love it. I fell in love with it the first time I used it. Honestly the only shade I don't use on mysel... see post
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk match
hi.  I would love to try the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation but since it's only sold online I am not sure what color to order.  I am currently using the Diorskin Nude Air serum in color 010.
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HALL OF FAMER butterblume / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's the palest one in Dior, and it means your color IQ number is 3Y01. The palest one in the GA luminous silk is color 2, which is color iq number 3Y02, so it should ... see post
Pressed Powder Suggestions?
I need a new pressed powder. Any suggestions?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
No problem! Glad you liked it! see post
Foundation Shade
I am needing help finding a shade in Kat Von D Lock It foundation. I am Fairly Light in Bare Minerals, and Nude in Revlon Colorstay. Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi katgrl33,   I would also recommend Light 44 in the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation as this is a very similar shade to the other shades you are currently using.    ... see post
Everyday Face Makeup Recommendation
What brand and/or product would you recommend for an everyday face foundation or bb cream. I will be starting Nursing school in the fall and want to have a quick routine so that I look presentable. I have acne and scarring  but hope that they clear up with the Retin A by the time I start school. I want something that is about medium coverage.? I can never stand light coverage. Also, maybe long-ish wearing because of my oily skin.    I have no idea what to use. i am so used to full coverage foundations.
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BEAUTY MASTER clemon / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I am a big fan of powder make up for quick applications,no pumping foundation to the back of your hand, no dirty finger if you are applying with your fingers or no time ... see post
Need blush help please
Can you suggest a blush?   I have the Clinique cheek pop in melon which I love but I want another option for summer. Ginger pop is too red. Nude pop doesn't show on me. Peach pop is too pink. i tried the hourglass dim infusion which was too orange. i have NARS orgasm in the multiple but it's too shimmery. can you please suggest a warm blush for me?  
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BEAUTY BOSS ydnam / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Hi - I wear YSL touché éclat in b10 if that helps  see post
Liquid Bronzer!
What is the best liquid bronzer? I have not tried any yet but I know there are a few to choose from, I have been eyeing the Armani Liquid Summer but I'm not sure if I should spend the money if there's something better.
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
exactly!!! "what she said!!!" :) plus everything will depend on how much "glow" someone wants in the look :) see post
Colourpop Highlighters
I bought these and they just came in today so I will be reviewing them as I wear each shade.     Today I wore Highly Waisted and I did put a bunch on because you all know how I love that glow!  I don't find it to be the most pigmented highlighter or anything.  It's fine but not amazing.  It applies nicely but I can't say to the blendability because I was going for a bam sort of look.  I wasn't intending to blend it into the skin.  I only wore it to dinner so  I can't speak to the longevity but I will be wearing a different shade to work tomorrow so then I can tell you how it lasts.     Here is a picture of me wearing Highly Waisted:  
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thanks nc!  see post
What Shade to I Buy?
I would like to purchase the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Creamy Concealer, but I do not know what shades I should purchase.  However, I do know that my Color IQ  Color Match is 1Y07.  Thanks for your help.
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi anastasia3030,   Based on your Color IQ, I recommend Custard - yellow tone for light to medium complexion .   http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-... see post
Concealer Shade
When you are purchasing a concealer, do you want to buy a lighter or darker shade to that of your foundation?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Smiley!   Is your question about an undereye concealer to cover dark circles, or a concealer to use on the face to cover any marks/blemishes?   1.  Undereye conce... see post
Q. Foundation Help me choose!
Hi. I am having the worst time trying to pick my next foundation purchase. My number one requirement is that it is long lasting, but additional criteria includes light weight and/or medium- light buildable coverage, not dewy- I need something natural or matte. I have true combo skin, but I don't want something that is too drying. I found estee lauder double wear light to be too heavy, and a bit drying for reference. For the record, I did look up reviews (which every single one has a lot of good and then several terrible ones) and I searched, but all the searches that came up for long lasting also wanted full coverage and/or needed to cover a lot. I have a tiny bit of hyperpigmentation on my upper cheeks, but aside from that, I don't need anything too heavy. I would appreciate it so much if I could get some of your opinions, since I value the opinions of the girls on BT more than the average review- you ladies know what you are talking about! (Other info: I have tried Tarte- too heavy, cakey, Teint Idole is okay but I want to try something else. Also, I hate primers and have never tried one that works well under foundation for me. I've tried several and most of them suck all the oil out of my face and make my skin look really dry, while others caked up underneath and/or made my foundation roll.) Oh, also, I don't care if the suggestion is Sephora brand or something else. Sorry so long, just trying to get all the details in. Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @karma3p80,   Have you tried the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation SPF18? This foundation is incredibly lightweight! It feels like you're not wearing anyth... see post
What concealer/foundation is good for me??
Hello I'm a teenager; my face is very dry and has some bad acne spots. I have very fair skin so I like to cover my face to reduce redness and cover acne marks. Any good products that I should look into? I've tried Makeup Forever (too heavy) and Stilla CC Cream (not my color). Any help please?
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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'd say start your search with a tinted moisturizer with "oil free" ingredients only - you are young and need to think long term about your combination skin (dry with ac... see post
Q. Pregnancy and makeup routine
I am currently 8 months pregnant and I would love to hear from all of you, expecting mom's! Tell me your makeup routine,skincare during pregnancy and how much it has changed.   I have noticed since,I have been pregnant that my skin has been a bit more dry and sensitive. so,I had to change how much I lotion my face and exfoliate. my makeup routine consists of me, trying to hide how tired I look and looking less pale. I usually don't mind how,pale I am but,pregnancy has made me pretty ghostly LOL.        
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HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. My first pregnancy, my skin became an oil slick.  Didn't matter that I had changed to skincare for oily skin, it was an oil slick within two hours.  My skin is normally ... see post
Help me with my sweaty face!
Hi! I used the search bar for this topic, but a few of them were older and didn't get too many responses, so I hope no one minds I started another one.   I do not have oily skin; if anything, it's normal with some dry patches in winter. I have always had a very sweaty face in the warmer months, and the more products I use, the worse things get.   So here's my routine: -I use Vaniqa cream, which slows down the growth of facial hair, on my upper lip. -I use a moisturizer or serum, depending. -I use Neutrogena sheer touch SPF -then I will use a very light foundation (either a BB cream or Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation or Loreal True Match).    So, I have all these products on my face, and they start sweating off and mixing, and it looks and feels gross. You can actually see it building up. Applying powder only makes it look cakey.    The thing is I am also very pale (MAC NC 15, Pantone 3Y01) and my skin is thin, so I need a high SPF and I also need to even out my skin.    I would appreciate anyone's suggestions! I was thinking about a primer, but I am hesitant to add in another product!  
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HALL OF FAMER HelloCoffee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
ugh, yes, when the foundation balls up! gahhh! 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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BEAUTY WHIZ paiute / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you so much, Mochapj. I mentioned to Alexabarredo that the brows are recovering from a bad wax and I'm a bit self conscious about them so I really appreciate your ... see post
Powder/Foundation
What is a good powder foundation for combo oily skin? I use Kat Von D and it is starting to slide right off. It seems like it is just a layer on top of my skin that can be wiped off. How can I change this or what is a good recommendation?
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
@RoleModelAerith,   I would highly recommend using a face primer prior to applying this foundation or really, any foundation. I don't usually use a setting powder wi... see post
Nars Orgasm vs Super Orgasm
Yes, I know this question has been asked before, however, I haven't really seen anyone who can answer my specific questions about the two blushes. Looking at swatches and reviews online don't help, they're all so different and there are so many varying opinions!   I am looking to purchase either one of these blushes (not lip gloss), but am not sure which one. So! I'd like to know, primarily, which one is pinker. I know both lean pinky-peach but if one has a more pink tone I definitely would go to that one. Second, which one's formula is better (I don't mind glitter at all, I love it!) Third, which one would be better suited to very pale skin. THANKS!!
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BEAUTY WHIZ LorettaLove1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Thank you so much! :) see post
Nars Copacabana vs BECCA Pearl
Hello, pale girl here looking for a liquid highlighter.  I am stuck between the Nars Copacabana and BECCA Pearl.  I prefer liquid so I can use it on my décolleté as well.   http://www.sephora.com/illuminator-P284301?skuId=1 307578 http://www.sephora.com/shimmering-skin-perfector-s pf-25-P375987?skuId=740712   Here is a pic of me for reference.  This was taken in the natural light with only a tinted moisturizer applied.  I am usually the second shade in on most foundations: light, neutral.     I would be especially grateful if any fellow pale ladies has swatches of both of these.  I cannot find a pic online that has them side by side.  
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SCENE QUEEN balibu / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I love Benefit High Beam! see post
Setting Product
What is a good setting product for Combo/Oily skin? I have an oily t zone and my kat von d makeup sometimes slides off...Any suggestions are appreciated
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BEAUTY BOSS jsharr08 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
The MUFE HD powder is amazing! I always have a container on me! :-) see post
Highlighter Dupe
I love the highlighter in the Urban Decay Naked Flushed in Naked(Original), but want to move away from purchasing the palette again. So any good dupes?  Help please! And thanks. 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi xalexandriax,   I recommend trying the Sephora Collection MicroSmooth Baked Luminizer in the color 02 Light Beam. This color is beautiful and it reminds me a lot ... see post
Make-up brushes
Hi everyone! I was hoping I could get some advice.  I have just really started getting into putting make-up on and I wanted to see if anyone had any recommendations on brushes.  I want to get some nice brushes to put on.  Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO makeitup305 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I second Real Techniques. They're super soft, affordable, and I haven't had one shed yet. They have several sets that are around $20. I think it's good to have a few che... see post
concealer/bb cream help!
hi! so i've recently stopped wearing foundation and am trying to start wearing concealer only. i only have a few pimples and a small facial scar that i like to cover up, but i feel like whenever i use concealer on its own, its just very noticeable and stands out. i have many different concealers, all in the right colors, but i just feel like whenever i just wear concealer it is obvious that i am trying to hide something. so, i've started wearing bb cream to kinda camouflage the concealer in with my skin, but i just can't find a good one. i really need it to last all day and provide light/medium coverage without looking like i have makeup on! please let me know any suggestions/advice on the concealer problem / any recs on bb cream.
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi lexibrielle,   Depending on how much coverage you're looking for, I would highly recommend the stila Stay All Day Foundation and Concealer. The top of this has a ... see post
Tarte Amazonian Clay 12 hour blush...matte?
Hi everyone! I'm interested in trying a Tarte blush but I don't like blushes with any shimmer AT ALL. Can anyone tell me which shades are completely matte and if you have a favorite? I have light, oily skin. (I'd normally just go to the store and try them on, but I've hit pan big time on my old blush so I need to order ASAP. )   Thanks in advance!
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BEAUTY BUFF beautyaddict99 / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Another vote for Exposed and Captivating as my two fave matte blushes by Tarte. see post
WHAT SHADE AM I IN LAURA MERCIER MINERAL POWDER?
I am Medium Tan in Bare Minerals Mineral Powder.   Thanks so much <3
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Gabriella0504,   I responded to your question on your other post here > http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/What-shade-am-I-in-Laura-Mercier-Mineral-P... see post
I need help with concealing unwanted facial hair!
Hi everyone!  I have a beauty problem that I'm seeing is not as uncommon as I used to think, but I could use some proper advice on how to proceed.   I am ethnically doomed when it comes to having naturally coarse and dark (visible) hairs everywhere!  My olive complexion makes it such that the dark hair is not hidden, but actually more noticeable as a result.  It is not peach fuzz, either.  The only areas of peach fuzz I could live with, like with my cheeks and forehead, and upper arms.  Everywhere else, including my forearms, armpits, chin, lip, and legs are wiry and very dark.  So when I was a teen, I started waxing everywhere but my legs, and smooth results lasted maybe 2-4 weeks, depending on where I waxed.  I never even touched my brows until I was out of high school, and at first they required constant maintenance.  These days, not so much.  I can actually get by with plucking them once a month and still have them look great!  If only I could say the same for the rest of my face :-(   In between waxing, I've also tried hair removal creams and sugaring and threading.  Since sugaring is the same as waxing, but cold, I can say that my results with that were the same.  I even tried the Vaniqua hair minimizing cream, but with no success there.   When I was pregnant at the age of 25, I had to resort to waxing on a weekly basis to keep up with my facial hair!  That fast hair-growth never died down since, and I've even had my doctor run hormone tests on me, and I'm within the normal range.   I tried to use some depilatories, but I was not a fan of using chemicals, particularly when I ended up with two rare phylloides breast tumors in my early 30s, that though they were benign, I worried were more likely to have occurred because of my use of depilatories and possibly even cosmetics for covering up the hair.    So finally I broke down and started shaving my face.  The thing of it is, my stupid coarse hairs have never changed.  But it sure was easier to shave than to keep waxing, especially since I started to notice that waxing was causing me to get premature wrinkles!!!!!!!  I invested in a Tarte concealer, because of its natural ingredients, and dabbled with Bare Escentuals as well as Every Minerals for foundations that were good for my skin, and a microderm abrasion cream to help exfoliate my face.  All of those things seemed to help!  At least, they DID.  When I ran out of my microderm abrasion cream, I tried others, or tried to do more natural methods (such as baking soda masks and sugar/salt scrubs).  Those also helped, but I was cursed with having eye problems that resulted in some rosacea symptoms, and I had to be even MORE careful about what I put on my face.   Meanwhile, the hair kept coming, and my makeup wasn't cutting it.  And my doctor assured me I'm still in the normal range for hair, I don't have hirsutism, nor am I peri-menopausal, and any PCOS I have often thought I might have seems to have corrected itself in the past few years.  I'm about to be 36 and here is what currently is happening NOW: I cleared up my roasacea and am back to using a microderm abrasion cream a few times a week, and I shave nightly, sometimes in the mornings too based on what week I'm on with my monthly cycles, and how new my razor blade is.  My smart hubby had us join The Dollar Shave Club, so that makes it even easier for me to devote a blade a week to the cause.  BUT I am getting frustrated because my hair is always visible, even when my skin feels smooth from shaving!!  The shadow appears to never leave me :-(  Even with using my coverage that used to work before.  And some days, it makes me crazy!  I want to know what I can do to adequately cover my problem areas without packing on chemicals or having it wipe off when it rains or if I'm outdoors and get sweaty!!  I go to the 500 race annually, and this year I'm a bit freaked out about looking scary by the time the race ends - and that's even if I shave that morning.  What can I use that is not too expensive and is maybe all natural or with few ingredients?  Are there some tricks to employ as well???  Help!  
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BEAUTY BOSS Ikon / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
If you look out on deal sites (e.g. groupon) they often have some amazing deals for laser hair removal sessions, especially for facial hair. You can start with one area ... see post
Face Self Tanning Help
My entire body gets tan except my face. I have tried multiple face self tanners (Clarins Tanning Milk, Bare Minerals, St. Tropez), but they all break me out. Any suggestions for a good face self tanner for sensitive skin? Thanks!
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BEAUTY BOSS Ikon / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second the tarte product. It's great! Super moisturizing and I've never had breakouts with my sensitive skin. see post
Where is YSL Teint Foundation in Beige Dore 10?
I recently splurged on myself and gave myself a custom makeover where I fell in love with the foundation used...Yves Saint Laurent Le Teint Touche Eclat Illuminating Foundation in the color Beige Dore 10. I've had the product for a few months and was worried about it running out, so I went re-order online and that color option wasn't even there. I went to my local Sephora and they had a tester for that color but there were no actual foundations that I could buy. When I asked, the SA tried to find it online and in the back but couldn't explain why it wasn't in the system or when it would be back. I just want to know what happened and when can I expect that particular color to be available to purchase. Also, what would be good matches for that color. (I tried using the Color IQ match with the YSL Beige Dore 10, and that color didn't come up as an option for me to match colors with other products.)  If anyone could help or point me in the right direction to just clarify what happened, I would love that.
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SPECIAL GUEST KellW / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I looked on YSL's actual website and it's still available-but I'll try Nordstrom. Thank you. see post
Clinique Cheek Pop
does anybody use these? I have Melon Pop and was going to grab another color but wasn't sure which one to get.
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BEAUTY BOSS ydnam / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Can a warmer skin tone wear pansy pop? see post
Recommend a BB or CC with good SPF coverage?
I've been wearing Stila's CC Color Correcting Cream Broad Spectrum as my daytime go to cream. I really like it. It looks good on me (I wear the Light shade), natural not heavy, it's not oily, doesn't make me break out and so on.   However, as summer approaches I need something with a higher SPF.   Please recommend a daily wear BB or CC with high SPF. I'd like something somewhere between matte and luminous; as I get older I find truly matte products look harsh and aging, but neither do I want to be sparkly. I have fair skin and I've had trouble in the past with products being too dark or too orange.
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SPECIAL GUEST ElleSFO / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thanks for the tip. That's super helpful! I just placed an order and got the sample. see post