jellymonster

Looking for a new foundation?

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I worked at Sephora not to long ago until I moved. I would love to help anyone out if they have any questions about foundations! 

I've worked with just about every foundation at Sephora on clients skin. If I could tell you the one I worked with most by request and love, it would have to be the popular Makeup Forever HD Foundation!

 

 

retired10

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Hope you can help me.  My eyes water all the time when I wear most makeup.  The only one that works for me is Bare Minerals.  I am looking for a liquid makeup  that would have close to the same ingredients as Bare Minerals.  Bare Minerals does not carry a liquid makeup.  Is there such a product that would work for me?  Thank you for your help.

ptrw

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I would love some help!! I am trying to find a foundation that will work with my skin and not make my pores look HUGE (all the while staying on my face with minimal touch ups). I have pretty fair skin and oily/combination skin that is prone to breakouts and clogged pores. 

jannyhoney

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I would love some direction. Being 60 and wanting to good good is hard. I need a foundation, but it seems like a tinted moisturizer is the only product that minimizes fine lines. WOuld love some suggestions for mature skin/makeup.

MaseysMomma

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Hi! Could you help me? 

 

I'm very fair completed, with pink undertones and combo (?) skin. I've tried to get matched at MAC and was basically told that they don't have anything light enough for me. Yet, I've tried MUFE velvet plus in alabaster, and not only did it accentuate dryness I don't have, but it made my skin look ruddy and dead. I'm trying to find something that makes my skin look glowy without looking greasy/shinyglittery. 

jellymonster

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Obviously Lylysa would like to answer everyones questions to me. A little rude of you.

kenny

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@jellymonster I agree with everyone else, this is a public forum, and is mean to be open to EVERYONE to answer questions. Certainly you never mentioned that this was supposed to be a thread just for you.

 

Anyways the point of BT is to collect many opinions not just from a single person. lylysa provides very helpful, detailed answers with her vast knowledge of beauty products and you are certainly allowed to provide your opinions also

sephoramusthave

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jellymonster----If you want a place where people only come to *you* for advice, then I suggest starting your own blog, and then that way, you can respond to each individual question. Even the "ask the experts" category is open to others. I've been on BT for a couple of years, so I know whats rude and what isnt, and I know how hard it is to try and answer every single question thats posted on here. Lylysa works very hard, and like me she's not a employee of Sephora that gets paid for her advice. She's on here because of her love and passion for beauty products, and her sharing that passion in the form of reviews and recommendations should be thanked and appreciated, not looked down upon. Because you used to work in the beauty field, you must know how many hours it takes looking up products online, reading blogs, reading magazines, watching youtube tutorials, finding products in store, testing them at home.....it takes a lot of work and practice and *love* to be able to give a thorough review on a particular product. You have to be familiar with a *ton* of products to be able to answer most of the questions on here. Some people are experts in only one area (lipgloss for example) but people like lylysa are experts in basically everything. Everyone has something to offer, you're not the only one that considers herself an expert. So you know about foundations? Great. What makes you think that other people dont?

 

I also have to add that just because someone has worked in the beauty field, that doesnt automatically make you an expert. I've never worked in beauty, but I've spent *years*  testing/researching products. Experience like that makes you an expert. *Constantly* talking about, reading about, buying/testing/trying products, and lots of trial and error makes you an expert. Also, I just noticed this, but how long do you think people are going to wait on just your response? There's pages of questions in this thread, and I see that you only posted a handful of times.

 

"We are family. I've got all my sister with me."----sister sledge

 

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beautylovingirl

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@jellymonster- This is a "public" forum and that means when someone starts a post everyone else is welcome to post their opinions, thoughts, etc, Lylysa along with myself and others have been on here a while and like to help in any way we can, it's not to compete and to make other people feel bad. I don't think it was very nice for you to say that to her,we are a close group on here and everyone is welcome, but please remember to have respect and courtesy.

lylysa

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To JellyMonster:

It is not my intention ever to take over anyone's thread, ever, regardless of the subject matter at hand for foundations, hair products, or skin care.

 

The fact of the matter is, though you have stated your background in having knowledge to provide foundation recommendations to the public at Beauty Talk, Beauty Talk is also grounds to a public forum for Sephora site members and Beauty Insider members.

 

With such a thread created by yourself, it means to stand that if you put your services and availability out there for the public to take advantage of and utilize that you are able to follow up and keep up with any and all questions asked. There was no prerequisite statement made from your behalf to where you asked no one to step in and that this was solely to be a personal question and answer thread completed fully by you and those who had inquiries.

 

If that was indeed your intention from the start, than I ask for you to make it widely known so that myself and even other users that have posted their suggestions and recommendations step down and back away from responding, our of mere respect for your request, though there is no set in stone guideline that threads in this forum are meant to be made solely as a one on one basis with the Beauty Talk users regardless of what rules you create in your own individual thread.

 

Take for example the Ask the Experts category in Beauty Talk. Though it's widely known and accepted that this category is meant for a more immediate and direct response from Sephora Pros and Moderators; that does not disclose that particular thread category entirely to the general Beauty Talk public from responding and even pitching in their recommendations.

 

The Beauty Talk forum is meant as an overall and general, open public forum for the Sephora online community. As I said, it was never my intention to take over your thread or even anyone else’s thread; however, I do ask that you take into consideration if you saw a user posting a similar thread topic of your own but not making his/her presence known, seemingly disappearing from the thread all together, leaving dozens of users with inquiries with no response, how would you feel? My responses to the below users were not done out of spite against you or your thread, but as a service itself to the Beauty Talk crowd as I know if I asked a question in a thread I would not appreciate or favor any seemingly possibility of neglect or benign sense of no acknowledgement.

 

I'm not attempting to or even claiming you ever ignored the users in this thread, I know that you as well as everyone in Beauty Talk has their own life outside the forum to where you can't be tied to a computer for hours on end answering questions back to back, but in cases like this, you put yourself in a position that stated you were here to help and whatever the reason may be to where you were tied up and could not make it back as often to this thread, don't try to turn this around on me with a presumptuous attitude stating that "obviously" I would answer and then call me rude when I am just offering to help the Beauty Talk members with questions out as I see fit since your participation was lacking.

 

I am not here to stir the pot or even get on the wrong foot with anyone in this community, if you feel what I have done is in any way, shape, or form, affected you negatively, then please take it up with me via personal message, but if you choose to call me out publically, then I will respond accordingly as you have set forth the tone on which you want this handled and carried out.

 

Don't try to peg me as a nuisance or a bother when I'm just helping users, because that really gets interpreted as you being upset at the fact that I'm able to help out in something you started. I'm not here to have a competition of egos and by all means, as you have started this thread, you're still more than welcome and free to back track and answer all previous inquiries and offer your recommendations. Don't just let my presence here deter you from helping members as that was your original intention, wasn't it? Calling me rude isn't helping your cause to provide assistance any, it's merely taking time away from the advice you could be offering to not just benefit individual users, but also this forum as a whole as that is what it's here for.

 

You are more than welcome to take up how you feel with me and this matter directly or here, it's of no preference to me. I just want you to know where I stand and where I come from on this matter just to be clear. Again, I'm not chiming in to spite you or to take over your thread, I just kept seeing questions that went unanswered and rather than have users think they were being ignored, I stepped in and offered what I could so they could at least have some sense of acknowledgement to questions that they asked.

 

Asking an open forum such an open ended question and creating a thread like this can lead to several inquiries, perhaps you were not prepared for the amount of interest you would drum up. Beauty Talk can get quite busy, and though no one expects answers in a matter of seconds to their question, if you're going to tackle on a job like this, be sure you're either able to commit and follow up or at least give an approximate time frame of when answers will be posted so people aren't left in the dark.

 

I hope you have taken what I said into account and we can move forward as a community to better assist any and all that need it. I know that I'm not here to make divides and draw lines, and though I can't speak for you, I'm at least sure your intention here is to help in general, not to cause any conflict either. I would like to see us, this thread, and this forum to continuously move in a positive light and manner; I hope that you can agree with me on that.

ChicDabbler

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Since they decided to post in your thread instead of making their own thread about foundations, I'm sure they are interested in what *you* have to say and value your expertise regardless of whether other people answered.

 

I understand it's kind of implied that you would like to be the one answering questions in your thread, but Lylysa does provide fast and thorough responses to a lot of questions on BT, not just here. If you have anything new/different to add, or even just agree with her suggestion, I'm sure the posters would appreciate the multiple options/opinions offered. Personally I'm a skeptic, so I almost never base my judgement on what one person says, and I appreciate the forum structure that allows me to get more detailed information and opinions from multiple people with experience or expertise on things.

drrragon

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That's not really fair.  Lylysa answers what seems like hundreds of questions every week with good, thoughtful, personalized answers without expecting anything in return.  She draws on her deep beauty industry knowledge to help anyone who asks.  If you find this insulting, perhaps you should state up front that only YOU are allowed to answer questions in your thread.

dianabt

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Everyone is welcome to post and answer questions as they wish on our Beauty Talk community. @JellyMonster please feel free to provide your own answers and browse around our boards and offer your advice to others! :smileyhappy:

 

Our Ask the Experts boards are primarily for users to come and ask a question about a product etc. to receive a reply from a certified Sephora employee  (a specialist, expert or Pro) with answers based on our Sephora values and standards. However, any user is welcome to post their own suggestions and questions, comments, etc. as well. 

 

While I can't direct everyone to you, I think its great you want to offer your tips and advice to clients on our boards and I encourage you to look around our boards and answer away! :smileyhappy:

Luv&Lipgloss, Diana
alphakatt

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HELP Help.. I need help.. I have spent the better part of two years trying to get a good  foundation.. I used BE medium mixed with med beige for about 7 years...Since I decided to try new ones I have been matched twelve ways to sunday. I have been told i am a MAC NC AND NW 20 ( the NC made me look like I was ill) I haved used Cliniqe, usually in a natural shade, I loved NARS Radiant Moisturizer in Alaska but I have mid day oily skin so that did not work. I have had a hard time getting the right color in Smashbox and MUFE. I do have Mat Velvet in 30 right now as well has UD Naked skin in 3.5( love it) but I still feel I am off on the color. When I tried the 2.0 I looked sort of orangy. I am 41 and so fed it that I don't know what to do.Heck I am about to just go back to BE. ANY suggestions would be wonderful. I loved the radiant look of the NARS and the lightweight feel of the UD.....I just need to figure out my color. I do not want to be one of those gals that has a mask or in the case of the MAC, look like I have passed on. Please help.

Ruela

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I've been exfoliating twice a week with clinique's 7 day scrub. I use at night Clinique Super Rescue Antioxidant moisturizer and during the day Boscia's Moisture Cream SPF 15. I don't have any flakiness from the dryness.

Thanks again lylysa !

lylysa

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Good to hear! Just wanted to double check on that!

 

If your skin care routine has your skin in check, I recommend adding that Smashbox primer and looking into those foundations! :smileyvery-happy:

Ruela

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Hi,

  Could you recommend a foundation for me? I have dry skin and am looking for a foundation that would leave a dewy finish. My skin tone is kind of pale so I would like to also add a little more color to my skin.

 

lylysa

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Do you experience any flakiness from the dryness? It's important that your skin care regimen address this so your foundation won't enhance dry areas.

 

What do you use to exfoliate/how often do you exfoliate and what moisturizer do you use?

 

I suggest using a hydrating primer like Smashbox's Photo Finish Hydrating Primer to help add moisture but also help form a smoother barrier for your skin to prolong the wear of your make up and prevent it from caking or settling into pores.

 

If you want to add color to your skin, I recommend doing that with use of blush/bronzer as using a foundation that may be warmer or darker than your skin tone can end up looking unnatural in comparison to your jawline/neck, making it very obvious you don't have a proper match. If you're more fair, try a bronzer like Too Faced's Milk Chocolate Bronzer (a matte, light chocolate shade with no red or orange undertones so it will give a realistic warmth to your skin) or Pink Leopard (which has a balance of browns, champagne, and pink to luminize skin).

 

For a foundation that leaves a dewy finish, look into MUFE's HD foundation Nars' Sheer Glow, or Urban Decay's Naked Skin (Google "Urban Decay Naked Skin Chart" and it'll pull up a page on their site that shows not just color swatches on a screen, but photos of models wearing the color so you can identify and help choose a shade easier). All three have a satin, dewy finish that gives a lighter, more natural look to skin with optical and light diffusers.

1Emily

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I have a foundation question! I have super oily skin with some dry patches in the winter (a little moisurizer has pretty much taken care of that this year). I tried the Clinique Superbalanced Makeup, but that just made the oiliness worse, and it only lasted up to about three hours on my face--hardly worth the money! Most recently, I have been using the bareMinerals orginal formulation foundation. It's alright, but I still get a lot of oil in my T-zone. I use the Smashbox Photofinish Primer Light and use blotting sheets, but I'd like to keep the oil production to a minimum if I can. I'm considering buying the Mac Studio Fix Fluid foundation, but I'm not sure that's the way to go. I've also considered the Nars Sheer Matte because I've heard it has an almost full coverage even though it says sheer, but I don't really want to spend $42 on one bottle of foundation because I'm on a bit of a tight budget. Thanks!

lylysa

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If your prefer to stick with a liquid foundation, try a mattifying formula like MUFE's Velvet Mat or Tarte's Amazonian Clay Foundation. 

 

You may also consider switching to a powder foundation like MUFE's Duo Matte or Benefit's Hello Flawless!

shelbyshav

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Hopefully someone can answer this question! Right now I use Loreal True Match Creamy Natural. I want to switch over to bare minerals. What color should I choose?

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