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Contouring
I dont know what should be a beginner product for someone who has never contoured before, 
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BEAUTY CELEB Fedele13 / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
For a beginner I would say the Smashbox Step-by-step contour kit or Smashbox Step-by-step contour stick trio. Depends if you want a powder or cream. I have dry skin and ... 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
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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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi PreppyBeauty28,   I'd suggest starting with a BB or CC cream, preferably a light one for acne-prone skin. While acne-prone skin products tend to be mattifying a B... 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
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
I want to buy laura mercier smooth finish
I want to buy laura mercier smooth finish,but I just don't know which should I choose.I am a chinese;maybe a liitle whiter than just yellow,just a naturall one.and I don't want a light cover
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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
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
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
Stila Reformulation?
Is Stila's Stay all day foundation reformulated or just repackaged?
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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
Favourite Tinted Moisturizers?
I've worn medium-full coverage foundation ever since I can remember, and I'm looking to switch to something a little more lightweight (for summer, at least.) My skin is fairly oily, very sensitive, and acne prone. I also have some hyperpigmention and red marks from past acne. I'm looking for a tinted moisturizer that is long wear and has decent coverage, while still feeling light. Any suggestions from those that use tinted moisturizers would be great!
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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
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector vs Anastasia Beverly Hills Glow Kit
I recently purchased the Becca Highlighter in Rose Gold and while browsing around, I swatched the Glow Kit in Sundipped and I love it! I have a deep/dark skin tone so the highlights look great. I'm thinking about returning the Becca highlighter for the Glow Kit due to more varitey. Is it worth it? Thanks!
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what color would I wear in the Cream foundation?
I wear Fairly light in the bareMinerals matte foundation, what color would I wear in the cream foundation?
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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
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
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
Can you bake your face using HD powder?
I simply cannot seem to find the answer to my question on the internet! Are you able to bake your face using HD powder or do you need to use a translucent setting powder? I know that HD powder is considered a "finishing" powder, but is translucent powder a finishing power or a setting powder? Thank you for reading!
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Baking
Would you normally use the "baking method" when trying to achieve a dewy look?
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BEAUTY PRO Insomniacmuffin / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Although bakong is not itself going to make you have a dewy look, I bake around my eyes and then dust it off with Guerlain Meterorite pearls to put that dewy/glowy look ... see post
Marc Jacobs Remarcable foundation... find the correct shade
Hi!   The other day a girl helped me out a lot by advicing to use color IQ. Wel.. Now I stil don't get it. Could someone help me? Now let me explain what I don't get and tell you the shade I am looking for.   I am looking for a fair shade with yellow undertones, Warmer tones are just more flattering on me because I have a lot of freckles that are warm toned.   I have tried a few foundations :   Clinique beond perfecting shade alabaster : color IQ : 2R05. Light enough for my skin tone, but misses a bit of yellow. Dior forever skin shade 020 light beige : color IQ : 1Y06. A bit to dark for me and misses a bit of yellow.   Now... I was looking at the marc jacobs color IQ of some shades :   nr 12 : COLOR IQ 3Y03 ivory nr 14 : COLOR IQ  1R05 ivory medium (very fair, peach undertones) nr 22 :  COLOR IQ 2Y04 bisque light (fair with pink undertones) nr 26 : COLOR IQ 1Y05 bisque medium (fair with neutral undertones) nr 27 : COLOR IQ 3Y06 bisque neutral (fair with yellow undertones) nr 28 : COLOR IQ 2Y07 bisque taupe (fair/light with yellow undertones) nr 29 : COLOR IQ 1Y06 bisque gold (fair/light with peach undertones)   This is very confusing to me!   They explained to me :   The letters Y=yellow and R=red. The number before the letter how red or how yellow you are (so 5Y would be very yellow). The number after the letter is 1 very fair to 15 dark.        So I would think Y because I want yellow. The beyond perfecting was light enough to Y05... I don't want it to be to yellow so maybe a 2? so 2Y05? Then I would think nr 22 bisque light would be good but that shade explained is fair with pink undertones... I don't get it...   Can someone help? Maybe I am just inbetween shades... And I am afraid that I'm going to spend so much money on something that isn't even going to match me.  
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, @Natascha23!  The company that makes the foundation determines the color description.  Pantone created the Color IQ system, but I don't know if it's Sephora, Panton... see post