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Ali48
Question about Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H
I love Lancome's Teint Idole but the shade that I was matched with a year ago isn't quite right. The shade is 140 Iviore. There is one lighter shade, but there is no description of what the difference is. Does anyone know? It seems like this one has a yellow undertone and I am more neutral. 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Try to swatch the colors and then view them in natural light, even if that means stepping outside a store in broad day light and looking at them with a mirror. If the ma... see post
AmyC
So who else is waiting on holiday sets already?
Wondering what new palettes Kat Von D will have, as well as what's to come from Tarte and UD!!! Who else is with me and what are you excited for? Can we expect these the end of this month?
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carrierose
BEAUTY MASTER carrierose / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
fafa34
does Benefiit's Majorette last on oiler skin types?
I know that a good primer helps, but I don't want it to disappear on me
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Majorette blush is an easy to apply blush that sets quite nicely, but you are correct in that a primer can help prolong wear of make up even more. You can also add a... see post
jcmb
BECCA shimmering skin perfector in champagne gold
I was looking on the Ulta website and saw a new BECCA pressed powder shimmering skin perfector in champagne gold. I wondered if anyone has seen swatches of this. I already have Moonstone, Opal and Rose Gold so the question is do I need it?? LOL...of course. But I was really wondering how different it is from Moonstone. I'm not sure how to link a picture but you can find it on Ulta or the BECCA website. It says it's limited edition (ha ha, so was rose gold) and it has the same stamping on it as the holiday rose gold had on it.                                    
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amnali
BEAUTY SAVANT amnali / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Don't waste your money on this.personally its solo gold...made me look like a disco ball face..very chunky n glittery :( see post
tamm16
Anyone have advice on mixing foundation shades?
I didn't start using foundation until the beginning of this year, so I don't know much about foundation outside of the basics. I am in love with Urban Decay's Naked liquid foundation, but my problem is that the shade I got matched to works great for my face, but then when you look at me as a whole, my face is lighter then the rest of my body! I returned the color I previously bought and the woman who was helping me out said if we went any darker in the UD line, that it would be too dark. So instead, we found a match in MAKE UP FOREVER that works, but I really prefer the UD foundation. How would one go about trying to mix shades to get their perfect shade? Is it just better to stick with the already made shades? Just need any advice on this!
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Poisonivy9
BEAUTY SAVANT Poisonivy9 / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
You could also go to your local Sephora and ask for a sample of the Perricone MD No Bronzer Bronzer.  It is not glittery and has a consistency that would work well with ... see post
monicaxoo
Makeup tutorial.
Hey guys , so i'm pretty new on makeup. I have dry skin and i'm a little bit white. So can you guys help me out from skin care till makeup( face makeup, and eyes and all the brushes that i should use). Thank you . 
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Blackwhiskey
HALL OF FAMER Blackwhiskey / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
CrazyRainbows
I'm going crazy, how can I stop my foundation from being so cakey all the time!?
I've tried different primers and no primers, different foundations, different white foundation MIXERS to lighten all my different foundations. I've increased my moisturizing, tried different methods of exfoliating my face, using sponges, Beauty Blenders, foundation brushes, stippling brushes, and even gotten rid of all the peach fuzz on my face. Nothing  helps. I always end up with these patchy clumpy pieces of foundation all over my face, even in areas that aren't usually dry on me. My nose looks like a mottled flaky mess and in short my foundation just looks disgusting. I'm not slopping it on my face either like the "friendly" girls on another forum kindly suggested I was. I put maybe a pea sized amount on each cheek, my chin, and my forehead and this still happens.   NARS Sheer Glow caked, Illmasqua Skin Base caked like mad, Laura Mercier's Silk Creme is caked on my face as we speak, Kat Von D caked (of course), Loreal's Lumi cakes. The only base makeup I have ever been able to use without it doing this is Missha's Signature Perfect BB cream in #13, but I cannot build up the coverage at all without it getting cakey in spots.   I don't understand what's wrong with my face or what I'm doing so wrong. Sephora associates don't know what's what to suggest (I just get more moisturizers tossed at me). My face feels and looks flawless and soft   without makeup, but the second foundation comes into contact with it everything goes to the dogs and I just don't get it.   If anyone has a suggesting as to what is happening and how I can prevent it I'd love to hear some input.
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jemly
BEAUTY PRO jemly / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
it doesn't sound like a lot to me, you should see my skincare routine ! ;)   there are 2 things i think you need to do and will absolutely help your foundation issues:... see post
vegchililover78
Need some help on picking a concealer shade.
I'd like to try Cover FX Creme Concealer, but I don't have time to swing into the store. Currently I'm using Cover FX Mineral Pressed Powder in shade N30. I'm leaning toward shade N Medium in the concealer. Seeking advice...thoughts, tips....should I go lighter with the concealer?
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Renrengoesrawr
Similar foundation to Kat Von D in terms of formula
 it works, but with summer ending and my summer "tan" (if you can call it that) fading, I don't know what to do. I know I won't be able to find a match in her foundation line with my lighter complexion but the formula is perfect for my skin. It sits matte and lets my natural oil give me a slightly dewy- NATURAL LOOKING skin glow. I love the coverage and how it smooths out all my weirdly shaped pores, and it works with my Smashbox primer. My only gripe which I was able to look past is sometimes it smells like doritos and you have to work fast with it.  Current color IQ is #3Y03 In other words, I'm looking for a full (I mean I don't want to see my actual face full) coverage foundation that works best with combo-oily skin that is similar in texture and formula to Kat Von D's. (Preferably with packaging that allows you to get all of the product...) 
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harrypotterfan6
BEAUTY WHIZ harrypotterfan6 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
The tarte amazonian clay foundation is similar in texture & formula to KVD...it's very thick and mousse-like in texture. see post
ClaireCh
illuminizer
Hello ! Anyone would recommand an illuminizer for oily skin?   Thank you
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lillyjumper
BEAUTY MASTER lillyjumper / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I will also second the Hourglass powders! I am going to order a Becca highlighter soon, so hopefully I love it!     Also, the light colors in the Anastasia highlig... see post
chub0319
foundation for freckles?
Does any one know the best liquid or cream foundation for people who have freckles? I want to look natural, and last a long time?
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ShannonAlexis
ShannonAlexis / NEWCOMER / replied
Hello! I am very pale (0.5 UD naked foundation) with freckles. I really love the Naked foundation because it feels light and covers any redness or greyness (my skin is w... see post
weeeeweeeeeee
mineral powder brush vs powder brush?
Is there a difference between a "regular" powder brush and a mineral powder brush? My Real Technique Powder brush is really scratchy so I am looking for a new one. Will a mineral powder brush pick up non-mineral powders? AND will a non-mineral powder brush pick up mineral powders? 
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
When was the last time you conditioned the brush after it was washed? see post
fiola
moisturizer so makeup don't get dark
Hi all =)  I tried finding previous topic on this but unable to so any link to previous post or if you have answer will be greatly appreciated ^__^     My face is really dry right now so I started to wear moisturizer and/or oil under my primer.  I tried several combination with different result: -  moisturizer (caudalie lip and eye and ole henriksen truth creme/ origin day ginzing), smahbox primer, bb cream, then smashbox powder.  I find using thosse moisturizer makes my face darker than it was before, resulting in my neck being much lighter than my face (so no good =I) - tarte oil, smahbox primer, bb cream, then smashbox powder.  Using this, my face so much streak it's not even funny.Applying powder makes it better but I spend so much time trying to get my bb cream to blend from the ugly streaks =(     With winter coming, I know there will be time to use moisturizer under makeup.  Do you guys have any recommendation for moisturizer that won't change the color of my makeup?  I'm pretty happy with my makeup routine right now but any recommendation for anything that should be change would be appreciated.    Thanks =)
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fiola
BEAUTY BUFF fiola / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Nice! I think I will try that and see if it still oxidize.  Thanks! see post
IRISHQUEEN
Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Color Question
Ok. So I discussed the diff. w/ a cpl of BT'ers about this Pressed Skin Perfector vs. the liquid. I have went back and forth and decided on this formula. However, with the suggestions in the last Post I am unsure of the correct color. I would think that either Opal or Moonstone would be perfect for me. I just don't know which one I should go with. I have never seen these in person ( & can't just run over to my Sephora & try it out, way too far). I have light to med. Skin w/ neutral undertones. I would like to be able to use this easily and however I would like. What do you suggest for me to seal the deal? Thanks in advance
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etscore1
HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I just looked this up and am really intrigued by it.  see post
MKVic
Skin Tone from Color IQ
I've been trying to find out what my skin tone is. I've been told by different people that I'm combination, golden, warm, and even Olive. I did the color iq today and I got 3Y08. Can this # tell me what my skin tone is?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
MKVic, the Y in your code would indicate you are in the yellow-neutral category. This would be more obvious to tell which way you lean if you could compare your own skin... see post
saini
makeup
hey guys i m really into maakeuppppp i love makeup from sephora.... i m using Kaat van d foundation which is really good i want to try HD forever makeup can someone tell me if it is a good foundation or no? also i want to get microdermabression done is it good fr skin or no?
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fluffymuha
Which would you choose?
If you only had money enough to buy one, which would you choose between the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Blush Palette & the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Palette?
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Masaya
BEAUTY PRO Masaya / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
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notcreative
1920s look
I am going to a Bat Mitzvah with a Great Gatsby Theme tomorrow.  I went to a vintage shop and bought some open toed sandal type heels, a black maxi dress and even some jewelry (yes, I am going to wear jewelry).  It is silver toned (the gold looked too gaudy) with pearls, of course.   Any ideas on hair and makeup?  I am definitely going to do red polish and lipstick (have not picked the actual lipstick yet but am thinking it should be matte, right)?       I even stopped by Inglot tonight to play and got some eyelash glue (she suggested black over clear) for the false lashes I received in the Glitz and Glam kit.  I've never worn falsies before, so I would appreciate any tips on application or removal please.  
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notcreative
HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Thank you.  Until I get around to trying more of my lippies, I can say this is the best red I own.  Neither picture actually does it justice either.  Some other time, I ... see post
weeeeweeeeeee
Mixing two primers together?
HIHI! As some of you know, I jumped on the Estee Lauder Band Wangon and tried the double wear. But I am having issues with my primer. I like using a green primer (MUFE) to counteract my redness and CoverFX mattifying primer to keep me matte. Does mixing two primers work less effectively? AND would it be too heavy?
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weeeeweeeeeee
HALL OF FAMER weeeeweeeeeee / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I think I will just mix the two together. I dont have enough time in the morning to use them separately.. I will report back tomorrow to see how it holds up. Its going t... see post
redhead43050
Face Powder
I am looking for a fuller coverage  face powder to wear over a liquid foundation. I have tons of freckles, I am a nurse so work long hours so it also needs to be long wearing. I love the coverage of liquid and powder together. The problem is that recently my go to powder was discontinued. It was a drugstore brand. I have tried Clinique and it gives me a cakey look. I am not adverse to wearing only a liquid foundation but I don't want it to settle in my lines and again I want a full coverage. Any help would be appreciated.
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi redhead43050!   My favorite powder is Becca's Perfect Skin Mineral Powder Foundation. I will set my liquid foundation with this and sometimes I will wear it on it... see post
lillyjumper
Primer for Oily/Acne Prone skin
I would love face primer recommendations! I have tried Makeup Forever's primer, which did nothing, Smashbox original (which broke me out like crazy!) and the Laura Mercier, which is ok, but did little to nothing for the long wear help of my face makeup.      I don't know a lot about ingredients in primers, but I am pretty sure that the silicones in the Smashbox was the ingredient that broke me out.    I use a smashbox pressed powder and Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, LillyJumper!   Check out the responses in the below thread for primer suggestions in varying formulations:   http://community.sephora.com/t5/Oily/Primer-for-oily... see post
AllysJoy
Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation
Hi Ladies and Gents,   So I have heard all of the hype surrounding the new formulation of the Estee Lauder Double Wear foundation and now I'm intrigued.  My question is how does it compare to the old formula?  I have tried the old formula and I HATED it.  It was extremely drying on my oily skin and the closest color match was entirely too red.  What's your opinion on the new versus the old formula?    
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
@ AllysJoy  Forgot to ask---what other foundations have you worn? What shade ranges? Cool/Warm/Neutral?    Ummm...are you here? I hope you're following this thread! ... see post
carrieloulou
Tell me about your favorite dewy finish foundation?
Winter is almost here and I definitely need to switch to a foundation with a dewier finish.  Last winter I used Japonesque Luminous and it was fine...not as dewy as I would have liked.     So, do you have a fave?  Tell me about it!  It doesn't matter if it can't be found at Sephora and cost is not a big concern.     I need to get to a Dior counter to get a sample of Star. But I've read that it may be more matte than I'd like. 
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
When I want dewy, I mostly use Armani Silk, or I go with Estee Lauder's Double Wear Glow All Day BB Cream (which has actually really good coverage). see post
Lexer1
What's your favorite concealer for someone with combo/oily skin and wants full coverage?
TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Do you want for under eye or to use on spots?   IT cosmetics bye bye under eye can be used where needed, it's thick, stays put, and only a little bit is needed.   Se... see post
puglover05
beauty blender and KVD foundation
Does anyone have any tips for applying the KVD foundation? I finally broke down and bought a beauty blender. When I did the bouncing or stippling it seemed to just cause the foundation to cake. I love this foundation but I swear it is so moody sometimes when applying. Any tips?
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LarissaLaDonna
BEAUTY WHIZ LarissaLaDonna / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Mixing it with primer or face lotion sheers it out and helps to blend it out. Or you could use Mac's fix plus to spray on your brush and than apply it. I find that, it w... see post
lillyjumper
Blush: Enabler/Color help!
I am looking at getting the Becca pressed highlighter in Opal (since I am very pale), and am also looking at getting a new blush.   What are all of your favorite brands/blushes?   I am Estee Lauder DW 1n1, have medium brown hair and blue eyes so if any of you can give any color suggestions for me, that would be very helpful as well!     thank you all in advanced!   -amanda
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lillyjumper
BEAUTY MASTER lillyjumper / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I do want to try out a few of their products, so will totally check that out! see post
taylorjeneva
Color matching help for Kat von D foundation
I'm trying to color match myself to purchase Kat Von D's Lock it foundation online. Unfortunately going in-store isn't an option for me as the nearest Sephora is several hours away. I wear an NW13 in MAC and a 1.0 in Urban Decay's Naked foundation. Any advice?
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beauty4ashes
HALL OF FAMER beauty4ashes / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
MAC I can wear NC15 or NW15 depending on the concealer or foundation winter vs. summer. Winter I wear KVD 46 Light(Ivory-Cool undertones) & this summer I wore KVD 48 Li... see post
TyHenriques
Looking for a colour similar to MAC NC45 but with a yellow undertone by Makeup forever
I haven't used any other foundation/concealer other than NC45 by MAC and their foundation that comes in numbers (No7). It's always been a little bit too dark for me and I literally have to blend it into my chest and all sorts! I was looking at Makeup Forever foundation in the colour 170 Caramel because I have more of a yellow undertone, and was wondering if anyone would you recommend this colour for me? I'm also buying from the UK so really don't want to have to send it back.  Thank you!
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talinder
HALL OF FAMER talinder / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Agreed; 173 in HD will have you singing hallelujah. You will be upset with yourself for tolerating MAC's orangeness for so long. see post
KJ1000
Which shade am I in the Yves Saint Laurent LE TEINT TOUCHE ÉCLAT foundation? IM NC42 MAC
mrsbaine
HALL OF FAMER mrsbaine / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'm NC45 and use B70; you probably need the shade right under that one.  see post