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kbmatthews
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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marthayork2000
marthayork2000 / NEWCOMER / replied
Aye   Ignore the earring in my nose, my stud fell out in my sleep cx see post
angelic4296
Best Application Method for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H Foundation?
So I recently purchased the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H foundation in Buff N (210).  I initially thought it was going to be too light for me (in color), but surprisingly, it blended really well.  I need advice on the best way to apply this foundation.  The first time, I didn't use a primer at all since I don't have super oily skin, but more combination, and I know some of these full coverage foundations can really stick to dry patches.  I applied it with a damp Beauty Blender.  Kept me pretty matte, but the coverage wasn't great at all.     The next time I used the Korres Pomegranate Mattifying Treatment primer, my holy grail primer (again applying with a damp Beauty Blender), and I was OILY about 5 hours into the day, which is unusual for me...usually my T-zone gets oily, but not my whole face...it's like my makeup slid right off.   I'm thinking of trying it with the Hourglass Mineral Veil primer and a buffing brush rather than the Beauty Blender.  If I want GOOD coverage and to STAY matte...would this be a better combo?  Or should I forego primer altogether with this particular foundation (again, keeping in mind I have combination skin, so I have propensity for dry patches in the winter)?   Oy, the trials and tribulations of full coverage foundation application lol....
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Jessicaclara
BEAUTY MASTER Jessicaclara / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
This is my holy grail foundation and I have used it with the hourglass primer. I can only use that primer when my skin is really oily because I find it too drying in the... see post
bbitori
About Dior Forever Compact
I recently purchased 'Dior skin Forever Compact Flawless Perfection Fusion Wear Makeup SPF 25' from Sephora store.  I realized the box had a sticker on its product name, and when I pulled the sticker out[out of curiosity], I see that SPF 25 is erased on the sticker.  What does this mean? Does it mean that Dior Forever Compact Flawless perfection powder is NOT SPF 25?  
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ProperIntro
Finding the right shade for multiple foundations?
My friends in different locations of Sephora have gotten color-matched for different foundations and were given samples with the help of a worker.    *This is going to be a rant, sorry I shouldn't feel any anger but yet I do   So I went to my closest Sephora with a friend and I wanted to get find the right shade for 3 foundations (Urban Decay, Lancome, Laura Mercier for combo/oily skin) and get samples of them to try to see if they last on my face instead of buying full sized and returning them...   When I got colored IQ it didn't work well because it said my shade is ebony and I'm a pale to medium yellowed toned Asian...so I couldn't really use the number to find shades on my own...    I'm not confident in finding the right shade by myself, which was why I wanted to get help ...   They could have  just told me straight up in the first place that they were not allowed to check my color for 3 different things instead of walking away immediately after giving me 1 sample of the first foundation (I said wanted to check for all 3) and when I came back an hour later because I just assumed they were so busy they forgot to help me look for the next 2 brands) asked again.  A worker who went to look for help found the same person who gave me my first sample and they stared at me and were possibly talking behind my back.  They told me to wait again and I was said okay, I don't really mind. So, I awkwardly browsed and pretended I didn't notice the  weird looks from those  workers. There were other workers there not attending to other peoples' needs.  I wondered if they wanted me to wait so long that I would give up and leave.  Later someone else asks if I needed anyone and I told her I was just waiting, so I don't need anymore assistance ... and she was like I'm going to find you someone now and then I followed her and got stuck through people (the location is pretty small so it gets crowed easily with strollers and kids)  and she was with the same person who gave me my first sample ( who possibly talked behind my back while occasionally glancing at me)... When I got my 2nd sample after she found the right shade and i asked if could get a shade from Laura Mercier's Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer she told me couldn't serve me again and I would have to guess myself but anyone could get me a sample of it...Of course I apologized but I wished she told me before so I didn't have to wait like an idiot.   I never got a full makeover, the worker just put some of the foundation on my cheek to check the shade and never offered me the stuff to remove it again...I just quickly put hand sanitzer on my face (I kept finding alcohol instead of remover ahhh)  because I just wanted to make a quick purchase and get out...     I was going to buy some stuff from Marc Jacobs and Bosica but after feeling like an Idiot, I just bought the cheapest thing I could buy to compensate them giving me service so it wasn't a total waste of their time....    Sorry if I was being an Idiot, I thought it would be silly for me to  make myself drive to the mall 3 days in a row just to find the right shades but with the service I received I don't think I won't spend my money there for awhile...     Thanks for reading long post...rant over... cooling off... 
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ProperIntro,   I am sorry to hear about your recent store experience. Please let me know if you would like me to forward your feedback to our retail division.  ... see post
cako
Make Up For Ever full cover concealer to match foundation
Hello! I am looking to match the MUFE full cover concealer to my MUFE HD foundation in #117. Any suggestions?
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RandeeBT
RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi cako!   If Make Up For Ever's HD Foundation in the shade 117 is a perfect match for you, I recommend trying the Make Up For Ever Full Cover Concealer in the shade... see post
aviscardi
Bobbi Brown Skin foundation shade match
What would be a match for this, if i wear mufe hd in 117 and UD in 2.0? I am wavering between a 1 & 2'   My coworker showed me her 1.0 and it seemed like a good match. I am looking to go and get samples later
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aviscardi
HALL OF FAMER aviscardi / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi   yes i saw that. Do you wear Bobbi skin fdn? see post
sravanthi
Should i pickup this concealer palette? Fellow BTers review needed.
My only problem while doing makeup is dark circles, i dont have any marks on face, but my dark circles, i look like panda i am currently using Nars liquid concealer, i like it, but i'm eyeing on this palette, for my dark circles and contouring, i need fellow BTers review. should i pick it? Plz suggest. I am looking for dark palette 4.   http://www.sephora.com/5-camouflage-cream-palette- P12630?skuId=873471
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Loretta55
HALL OF FAMER Loretta55 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
This was a regret purchase for me. I had surgery and one of the complications of the surgery was a black eye. It only looked painful. What worked for me the Amazing Cosm... see post
burnabee
Highlighting and Contouring for a beginner
Hello!   I am a beginner who would like to learn how to highlight and contour. I typically don't wear a lot of make-up just mascara and eyeliner, but would like to add definition to my face. For a beginner what are the basic or main items that I would need to highlight and contour my face (such as brushes, foundation, primer, etc.)? Any particular items that anyone would recommend for a beginner that is a reasonable price since I am just starting out? In addition, my face is normal but because of winter it tends to be on the dry side if that helps.    Thanks!
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hellow Burnabee, the trio of videos provided by Andy below can and will of help; however, the approach of H/C will ultimately boil down to your personal goal in terms of... see post
culry2
foundation
 My face is darker and oily then the rest of my body should I go lighter on foundation to match the rest of me?
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blackunicorn
BEAUTY MASTER blackunicorn / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
Yes, try to match your neck, even if that means you need to go lighter. see post
ohheyitsmissjen
How long is UNOPENED liquid foundation & concealer good for?
A little over a month ago I stocked up during the sale and bought an extra Urban Decay Naked Liquid Foundation, and a Smashbox Concealer. I am finally ready to open the boxes and start using them (my old product lasted much longer than expected!!). I am just curious - how long is it okay to have them unopened before throwing them out?    I've read a lot about how long to keep them when they are opened, but was curious if unopened makes any differences in time or if it gives it an extension as to when it expires. Sorry if this is a stupid question... just curious!
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annika23
Hello Flawless Powder
I was wondering if there are any foundations similar to Benefit Hello Flawless powder? Thanks
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Check into brands like MUFE, kat Von D, Nars, and Laura Mercier for some great pressed powder foundation options. :D    If you know what shade you wear in the Benefit ... see post
hannahskye
lasting primer
i don't wear any foundation, but i do like wearing bronzer, blush, and highlight but it NEVER stays on my face! after 15 minutes of applying it the products just disappear off my face, I'm having trouble finding a good primer to use does anyone have any suggestions?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
In addition to finding out more about your skin type per BuxomBabe80's post below, can you share with us what make up you're using? Is it a liquid, cream, or powder foun... see post
Jessica071509
YSL Fusion Ink Foundation
I got 2Y07 but that was before the YSL Fusion Ink foundation came out so what shade would I be? It's not under my results for matches   I am light-medium honey in the Tarte Amazonian Clay 12-hour foundation Number 5 for the UD Naked Foundation & shade Punjab for the NARS sheer glow foundation   Your help would be greatly appreciated! Even if you are a few shades lighter/darker it would help narrow my results
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kittideelux
SCENE QUEEN kittideelux / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
I grabbed BD 40 "Warm Sand" and it seems to be just right :) I'm also the same IQ number see post
tayrose88
Full coverage flash friendly foundation?
I need a foundation that is full coverage but i don't want the white cast from flash photography. Any help??
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laurabt
laurabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi tayrose88, I really like Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation! It is full coverage and long wearing, and I have had no problems with flash photography when I wear it... see post
mafalvey
Hourglass ambient lighting palette or ambient lighting blush palette
So my brother just asked me what i wanted for the holidays and I can't decide which one is worth the money.  While i love the colors of the blushes i already have so many that spending the money on this is a little hard. However i don't really highlight because i have a natural highlight on my cheek bones. Also, i honestly have liquid highlighters.  Thoughts? help?
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ivyxox
HALL OF FAMER ivyxox / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
If I had to choose between these two, I would probably go with the lighting palette just because it is more versatile. You can use it all over your face, contour or high... see post
urbandecaybabe
Light foundation talk
Hi, all. I am, once again, having foundation issues. My skin has changed recently--lighter as winter has descended, and battling acne while a new medication takes effect. I've found that t he lightest shades in Estee Lauder DW and Lancome 24Hr are too dark for me. Revlon Colorstay in 110 Ivory is too pink. The foundation closest to my skin shade that I have Urban Decay in 0.5, but it’s not enough coverage--plus it's been awhile since I've worn it, and I haven't had the chance to see how it looks in a natural light source.  I've had Color IQ done at least six times, all with a different, too-dark result. It's fairly useless for my skin. I want to try Kat Von D’s line, but I'm not sure about shades. Light 42 or Light 44? I don't live near a Sephora store, so I can't really get samples--plus 42 isn't carried in stores anyway. Any advice or opinions?
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sammiebaby
Searching for Foundation
Hello beauties!   So I need a new foundation.  I'm looking for something with either a satin or dewy finish and won't clog pores or cause breakouts.   I have combo skin, during the winter I get dryer around my mouth and chin and my nose.  I'm prone to breakouts.  I have warm to neutral undertones.  I prefer medium to full coverage because I have redness and uneven skin tone.    I really liked the Naked foundation by Urban Decay but it made me breakout like crazy.  So I want something similar to it.  The foundations I've tried are: Kat Von D foundation, Tarte Amazonian Clay, Clinique Acne Solutions Foundation, and Dolce & Gabanna foundation (which was ok but only had sample).  All of these were the liquid/cream type.  I've tried powder foundations but they accentuate my dryness during winter so I'm hesitant to try again but any suggestions are appreciated.  Thanks!
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BuxomBabe80
HALL OF FAMER BuxomBabe80 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi there clover. I have tried KVD's foundation and I hated it. Luckily I only had samples and didn't buy it. It felt as though I was wearing a mask and my skin couldn't ... see post
BriannaChris
Foundation Help!
Ok so where I live the weather is officially cold. My skin gets dry and flakey BUT I still have oily skin. The foundation I'm currently using helps to control oil, but clings to my dry flakes. Would I be better off with a foundation for people with dry skin? But my skin still gets oily throughout the day confusing situation, but desperately need help. Thanks !!!
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esthetician716
BEAUTY MAVEN esthetician716 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Are you exfoliating once a week and using moisturizer morning and night? I would suggest exfoliating while paying special attention to dry patches. If you feel you need ... see post
dioradict
Chanel Le Blanc Makeup base - Help Please
Hello everyone,   Recently I made a Makeup base purchase at the Chanel Counter in the Bay for my Chanel Mat Lumier Foundation. I was suggested by the SA to use LE BLANC DE CHANEL  -MULTI-USE ILLUMINATING BASE. I use Beige 60 in their foundation or  color coded 3Y09 in Sephora Yesterday I did a make over and the MA told that the LE Blanc is not for me, as it makes me look too pale and the base is not for medium skin. I did try the base as a layer over my moisturiser and didn't see the paleness she mentioned.   Now I am so confused if I should use this Chanel Base or try any other primer. Can you please recommend a primer from Sephora for my oily skin tone that acts as a good primer for my chanel foundation.   Thanks so much
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xoxcrystal
HALL OF FAMER xoxcrystal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
im beige 40 in chanel foundations and i used le blanc all the time. the illuminating aspect really gets lost once you apply the foundation over top but i have never once... see post
rae1990
Which shade of Diorskin Flawless Perfection Wear foundation matches Dior Nude BB Creme in 001?
To make a long story short, the only BB Creme I have found that matches my skin wonderfully is the Diorskin Nude BB Creme in 001 (Light). I'm currently looking for a great foundation for days when I need more coverage, and I wanted to find out if the Diorskin Forever Flawless Perfection Wear foundation in their lightest shade, 010, is a similar shade to the BB Creme in 001. I have quite pale skin with slight pink undertones, and I have trouble finding a foundation that doesn't appear too orange on my skin. I'm currently using the Make Up Forever HD foundation in 110 and while the color is great, I find that it's too powdery (it just sits on the skin and is too noticeable) unless I mix it with a moisturizer; and no matter what, it rubs off the skin too easily. If the world were a perfect place, there would be a foundation that is just like the Dior Nude BB Creme (which is not only a perfect color match but also seems to just sink right into the skin flawlessly) but which provides some more coverage. Hence, my question about the Flawless Perfection Wear that I have posed to all you wonderful ladies and men. I must add that the only Sephora that carries this foundation the "closest" to me is in Portland, and I cannot travel all the way there for this, unfortunately. I don't live there, or even remotely near there, anymore. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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Amanderr
Best bronzer for medium/tan skin?
I have medium-tan skin with yellow undertones. Recommendations for bronzers that give warmth to the face, I am envisioning more of a "golden goddess" kind of look. At this point I am considering Bobbi brown's bronzer in medium or nars laguna, but I am open to other suggestions! I have already tried toofaced chocolate soleil and hoola, and I am not a huge fan of either. Thanks!
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CourtneyyS
Foundation Returns????
If I were to get the wrong color foundation from here is there any chance that I could send it in or like take it to the store to swap it? 
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
By mail, they don't process exchanges. In store (for both online and in store purchases), can return or exchange. If you ordered by mail, the policy is on the back of th... see post
cortni
Urban Decay 24/7 Concealer Pencil
I use Urban Decay Naked Foundation and blend shades 2.0 and 3.5 together. Any recommendations for what shade of UD 24/7 concealer pencil would suit me?
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DesertRose0706
HALL OF FAMER DesertRose0706 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
no shade suggestion, but i wouldnt recommend that particular concealer.  it is oily, doesnt last and provides very little coverage. see post
laurennnlove
NARS luminous stay all day powder foundation
Has anyone tried this yet?  Does anyone have any application suggestions for fuller coverage?  I like natural looking foundation but I do have some acne scarring I need to hide.  I read a review that said to apply with a beauty blender but idk how i feel about using my beauty blender to apply powder foundation.  Have any of you guys tried this before?  I tried applying the NARS foundation with my Tarte airbrush finish foundation brush and I got an okay coverage.    
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Gamingangel
Nars concealer
Hi! I want to try the Nars concealer that everyone raves about next year (trying to wait to build rouge points). In the store the lightest shade they had is the one that matched the inside of my arm. Is that possible? It says fair skin but I have medium skin color. Thoughts? 
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etscore1
HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You use the Touché Elcat radiance concealer in 2.5? Is it not enough to brighten under your eyes? That's a common use for it. Or that's what you bought it for but it doe... see post
Brendiin
oily skin
What is good to wear on a oliy skin under makeup?
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ProperIntro
BEAUTY PRO ProperIntro / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I wear Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer and Peter Thomas Roth Ulta-light oil-free sunblock spf 30 which can be bought at beauty dot com =D        see post
melisa16
Guerlain Parure de Lumiere vs LDP
I heard about both of these foundations from Temptalia but I am just unsure which one is better of the two. It seems like they both have light-medium coverage, do you agree with this? If anyone tried either, is it worth me spending me the holiday gift card on?
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Hellvetica
BEAUTY BOSS Hellvetica / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I have Guerlain's Parure de Lumiere, but haven't tried the other. I do like it, it's really creamy and blendable, but it really a lighter than medium coverage. I find it... see post
ShannonAlexis
How accurate is the color IQ? And would anyone recommend the LM Tinted Moisturizer?
That's a long title. I'm looking for a Tinted Moisturizer/BB Creme with SPF for a cruise I'm going on in May.....I like to start the hunt early and I still haven't used the $25 off 50.   The 0.5 Naked Skin Foundation is the perfect color match and the Sephora Color IQ says that is a 2Y02.....but it's matching me to a near middle shade in the Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturizer and that really  doesn't seem right. I figured I'd need the absolute lightest shade, but I've never used that product.    I also wondered if anyone used/liked/disliked that product. I have pretty good skin so I don't need much coverage, some is nice. I have normal skin but was looking at the Oil Free version. Any other product recommendations welcome!   Sorry girls, I know color questions can be annoying. But the color IQ seems....shifty.
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ShannonAlexis
BEAUTY PRO ShannonAlexis / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Thank you for the swatches! I should have just looked them up myself. I like to think I can get to one before then, but we don't have a Sephora or Macy's in my state. I ... see post
aliqt
Contouring a /really/ pale face...
So I'm interested in learning how to contour, but every time I try to go at it it just seems to look like a line drawn down my face? I wonder if it's just because of the colour? In the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation I'm Gobi, paired with rosacea which results in me being ever so lightly (or heavily) rosy in my cheeks. Is there a certain type of brown I should be using for contouring? Or should I be leaning towards more of a suntanned type colour?   Ahh this contouring thing is so hard. 
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ShannonAlexis
BEAUTY PRO ShannonAlexis / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
It could be that the color is too warm, or it could be that you aren't using the right brush. Use a grey brown to contour and use a good buffing brush. I actually use an... see post