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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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meganlisa
BEAUTY BOSS meganlisa / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Thank you!  I just got Vice ltd after ordering 3 a few days ago.  I officially love this board now and all who post the updates and links.  Not sure I "need" a fourth Vi... 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
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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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
IHi,   I actually hated the original formula too, and I swore I'd ever buy another foundation from the brand again. Then about 18 months ago, I was in store picking up... 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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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
When using oil, I actually wait the best part of an hour before adding my primer and applying makeup, as I had the streaky skin issue, and it was not pretty ;-) 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
irina101
Sunday Riley Tinted Primer
I have been using Laura Mercier Foundation Primer - Hydrating for years and would like to try the Sunday Riley Tinted Primer. How does this compare to Laura Mercier.
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boobooooo
IT GIRL boobooooo / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Hi, I absolutely love the Sunday Riley Tinted Primer! I use it in the light color. In fact, I have two more bottles stocked up!   I love this product because it works ... see post
Tashaj05
Laura Mercier Tibted moisturizer
I am mixed race....White/black. What Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer would be best for me? My complexion is lightly tanned. I have never worn tinted moisturizer before 
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Tasha!   Unfortunately, without seeing you in person or having a photo taken in good lighting to reference, trying to recommend a shade going off descriptors may n... see post
EmilyMcGreevy
What is the best full coverage foundation?
Skin Type: Oily.  Color: Usually around Ivory, im pretty white. I have been through many foundations, Recently i bought Makeup Forever Mat Velvet + matifying in Ivory and i hate it. I feel like after two hours it makes me look oily. It is just unattractive. It goes on flawlessly though, which is what i am looking for. I need a full coverage foundation for Oily skin. I do have acne and freckles, so it needs to be able to cover that up.  I have been thinking about the YSL foundation, their new one, but it is so expensive. For primer i use my Hourglass Primer which is amazing!  Any suggestions!?
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Hi, Emily, I agree with lachaton with regard to over-hauling your skincare before switching your foundation.   There are so many reasons our skin produces too much oil... see post
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
Thanks.  It is not everyday that Alice and the Mad Hatter hang out with Super Heroes.  I wanted to make them the white rabbit and a heart card, but they thankfully have ... see post
ballerinagrl
BRAND BECCA - WHAT'S GOOD? HOW DOES QUALITY COMPARE TO OTHER SIMILARLY PRICED BRANDS?
I'm liking the look of eyeshadows and powders especially, so I'm looking for reviews - the good, the bad, and the ugly - please?   Thanks in advance!
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ballerinagrl
BEAUTY PRO ballerinagrl / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
Well my skin color is just weird due to being mixed race, so I've really had to experiment a lot over the past 20 years to figure out what works and what doesn't. SA's a... see post
rickirox908
foundation breaking apart!
i have combination skin and wen i put on foundation it breaks apart by my forhead i exfoliate regularly and moisturize how can i prevent this and is there a foundation that wont break apart?
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jemly
BEAUTY PRO jemly / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
rickirox, i'm going to add a little more to my suggestions below. you've mentioned you have very dry skin (and are using products for very dry skin) but also have acne. ... see post
Motanner
Makeup forever color matching
I have used Makeup Forever HD foundation in #135 Vanilla . I really want to try the Mat Velvet and the Pro finish Multi-use powder but I need help deciding which colors would resemble the #135 Vanilla. I have light to medium skin with pink undertones. Please advise! Thanks so much!
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Motanner
Motanner / NEWCOMER / replied
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slfang
Bareminerals Blemish Remedy Foundation
I was wondering when will ALL the shades be available for the new bareminerals blemish remedy foundation in stores?
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lillyjumper
Tarte mini blushes??!...
Saw a picture on their instagram.... could it be they are coming back this year?
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BrideSona
BEAUTY PRO BrideSona / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have one from last year and I don't think I've made dent it in. I got the set that also had the bronzer and luminizer. Its such a good buy. But then again I don't wear... see post
xalexandriax
NARS Blush for light skin
IMATS Toronto is (kind of) around the corner, and NARS is going to be one of the vendors (woot woot!). Besides Orgasm and Deep Throat, what are so really nice shades for fair/light skin with cool undertones? Thanks!
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Jessicaclara
BEAUTY GURU Jessicaclara / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Exciting! I've already made a list of products to buy from a bunch of different companies :D see post
tashalicious
Why does my makeup look washed out in pictures?
Should i be wearing heavier makeup for pictures? or is there a special type of makeup used for photos?
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andyhtrieu
HALL OF FAMER andyhtrieu / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The white cast is mostly caused by the titanium dioxide and/or iron oxides in the actual foundation itself. Even if the foundation has no SPF, it still has TD and IO. Yo... see post
fatimamummy
Its all about contour
Which one of these three swatches is a product for coutouring and can create a shadow effect instead of brown line?    From left to right contour product from Lancome subtle palette, bronzer from Sephora face palette and Too faced chocolate bronzer these are in natural light without flash.The lancome one looks good to me, what would you guys say. If none of them looks ok then what will be a good product. I have too many highlighters so I want to buy only a product for contouring and not a kit containing highlighter as well.
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sace021
BEAUTY GURU sace021 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Oh, yes.  People always ask me if I'm anemic (I'm not even remotely).  I used to fake tan and even worse, go to tanning beds (cringe).  Now I know better and would try t... see post
sammy1430
BE Illuminating veil vs. Becca Moonstone
I currently use all BE products.  I use the original veil, BUT noticed the Illuminating veil.  I did a quick swatch, and though it looked glittery, when swipped on my hand, it didn't.  I already have the Becca Moonstone, which I just purchased about 2 months ago and for $38 isn't exactly cheap.  But I am still drawn to this illuminating veil.  I know the illuminating veil is all over, and my becca I just highlight with.  So my question is, has anyone tried these 2 and which do you prefer.
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valval1
Major Foundation Meltdown :(
So, this is going to be a little long, but bear with me. I have a love hate relationship with both foundation and concealer. The truth is that without foundation or concealer I don't look like I have bad skin until I put them on. I have combination skin where I get oily and have flaky/patchy skin in the center of my face:'( I know that people are already going to tell me to exfoliate and trust me I have done everything from scrubs (that made it worse) to using BHA/AHA products which help a little. Basically, it seems that no foundation can look good on my skin because it just emphasizes the texture in my skin and that's not all...sigh. I also have the hardest time matching my foundation because they're either too light, too dark or too yellow/tan. So, I wanted to know if any of you out there have had similar issues and how did you remedy them and if you have any recommendations for foundations that don't seep into patchy/flaky skin please let me know Also, any tips on color matching or really any advice is surely welcomed I am getting really sad over this. (I'm attaching my pic just to show what I look like w/out makeup to help with my color match) Thanks!
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waterbaby1981
HALL OF FAMER waterbaby1981 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Primer sounds like it might help out with the texture issues.  For the flaky areas, you might need a slightly heavier moisturizer since the seasons are starting to trans... see post
SanLy
Finding Foundation shade
Using BOBBI BROWN Long-Wear Even Finish Foundation, warm ivory 2.5, slightly light for me. Which shade matches me YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
For a comparison, here's images of BB's Warm Ivory:     Here are swatch shades of the YSL Youth Liberator Serum Foundation:     My vote would be for ... see post
marysells
I use Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer Nude shade.What shade LM silk creme foundation matches?
lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! I wish I could have come across the entire line swatched together, but nothing came up for a generic search for it.   Best of luck color matching in st... see post
ninabear
New Unlawful Blush from Nars
How does the new unlawful blush from nars wear? I am worried about the chunks of glitter. I normally opt for matte blushes.
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melissabt
melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ninabear,   I find that the shade is more of sheen rather than a glitter! It's a really pretty color for the fall. I recommend using a flat synthetic brush, it ho... see post
CherryRedd
Roseacea how to's
My mum has rosacea and struggles to cover it, she is not very knowledgeable about makeup and also doesn't wear too much day to day.. any advice on a quick, easy foundation that could combat the redness?
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY SAVANT TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
It is very likely that it is a very mild rosacea. Your derm would be able to say for sure if it is or a product irritating you. see post