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Hi just recently receive my order from the Viv sale and I purchase a CC cream and unfortunately the shade is too dark for me will I be able to go to store and ask for an exchange for a different shade? Thanks so much! - Marie
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I was posting to see if anyone has some recommendations on make-up routines/products. I've been currently using Smashbox Studio Skin foundation, Born This Way concealer and finishing it with a Becca loose powder. I'm never really happy with how my skin looks using these products (primer and finishing spray included). I have acne prone, combination skin, with some scarring. I wanted something a little more basic, then having to spend so much time on my face in the morning! 
I'm just wondering if milk makeup sunshine skin tint has SPF? Some review say that it does, but it doesn't say anywhere on the product description. I received a sample with SPF 30 and I'd like to purchase it again, but only if it has the SPF.
I wear Estee Lauder double wear in shade Ecru 1N2 which is a shade too dark for my skin. I want to try the Estee Lauder double wear light . What shade would you recommend ?
I am brightening up my look with Burberry Cherry Red Lipstick......what would be a great blush to use? I have light skin, am in my 60s so don't want to look like an old painted doll. Thanks!
I'm going to Mexico and i wanted to know what was the best, full coverage foundation that won't melt? Thanks!
I'm in desperate need of a pressed powder foundation for those days when I am just not feeling a full face. I often set my face with a loose translucent powder on full face days, so I'm unsure as to what would be the best pressed power to use?   I would be using this alongside UD naked concealer and some liner/mascara/dip brow.  My skin type is pretty normal, but gets oily from time to time.    I don't want anything too heavy or cakey obviously. I was considering too faced pressed foundation, but many of the reviews say that it really only works best as a setting powder after using liquid foundation.   So, whats the best out there?    Thanks!  
Every cream compact foundation I used to use has either been discontinued or reformulated and I am lost, currently using Estee Lauder Double Wear Makeup to Go as it's the least annoying of the liquid foundation and cushion compacts I have already tried and tossed but it would be better if it was just a solid cream instead of annoying liquid.   I am seeking a non-drying cream compact foundation with no sunscreen or talc, is this now totally impossible?
So, according to the laws of colour correcting..   Salmon/peach - dark circles  Yellow - concealing blue/purple bruises, veins and under eyes Orange - dark hyperpigmentation and under eyes.    I am medium skin with warm undertone, e.g. Wheat - 3N2 in Estee Lauder Double Wear. I have medium dark circles AND veins.   How would I colour correct this?   Thanks    
This is probably a long shot, but does anyone know when the restock of the Nicole kit becomes available?   Thanks!
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I've been having issues with foundation sliding off my skin and looking cakey shortly after application. I have tried every mattifying primer (Becca ever-matte, MUFE mattifying, estee edit pore vanishing stick, nars pore & shine control, tarte tinted BB treatment, hourglass veil mineral, smashbox, porefessional, etc.) and nothing works. I always pat the primer in rather than rubbing it in, as well, and this does not help.   My makeup doesn't apply properly to my nose or upper lip area (slides off, looks cakey right away) no matter what I use. I've tried a beauty blender and several different types of foundation brushes.    By midday, any foundation I try pills on my cheeks, and becomes very cakey and gross everywhere on my T-zone - particularly around my nose. Shine is also a major issue.    Currently using Nars Sheer Glow foundation, but this also happens with tinted moisturizers, Lancome Teint Idole, and Smashbox BB Water. I also set with UD De-Slick.    Current skincare: Olehenriksen Oil Control Toner, Good Genes, FAB Mattifying Moisture Gel or Clinique Dramatically Different Gel, and Origins GinZing eye cream.  
Hi.. I am struggling with my makeup routine! No matter what I try I can't seem to have a flawless finish with my foundation. My skin is combo of dry and oily in t zone mostly. Currently using   esteem lauder double wear. cleaning face with origins checks and balance moisturizing with jack black double duty applying makeup with a densely packed brush with a drop of boscia beauty oil   Once I apply the makeup, I can't add any other products such as concealer, contouring, brightening or illuminating creams it results in shifting my foundation and leaving it looking patchy and colour has shifted   My nose especially, I have a hard time keeping makeup on without it flaking off   Please help! Thank you
Prom/Grad is coming up and I need a good foundation, problem is literally every foundation breaks me out. Tarte amazonian clay and the water foundation, Cover FX powder foundation, Estee Lauder Double Wear, Makeup Forever HD foundation, Too Faced Born This Way, Smash box CC and BB cream. I have oily skin and I'm getting desperate. I find the hourglass immaculate foundation didn't break me out, and neither did the nars all day luminous that I can remember. But both clung to my dry patches. So I need a foundation good for hella sensitive skin that will look good during grad!
I live in DC. It gets very hot and humid here.  What is the best summer foundation that is sweat proof and doesn't get cakey or goopy?   Thanks in advance!
The light ones are no problems but I can't seem to cover the darker ones completely
I bought the oil free one in Bamboo Beige knowing it was too dark. It has very true olive undertones - not yellow or warm. It is very hard for me to find a true light olive color. However, I am acually fair. Right now I am tanned and this color is still 1-2 shades too dark. I thought I'd mix it with lighter foundations I own.    Would Beige Ivory be a better match? In the store it didn't seem much lighter but it did seem less olive, and I need lighter but still olive. The lightest color is only a tad too light, but it's too bright yellow...I need a more earthy green tone.    FYI, I am closest to Mac NC15 in winter and NC20 with a tan. In winter, Chanel Perfection Lumiere Velvet in 10 Beige is a good match, albeit lacking my distinct olive undertone. YSL in B10 is okay. UD in 2.0 is pretty good. All of these are a tad too yellow (as opposed to olive) and light for summer. I need very GREEN yet fair/light, which almost no one makes until you get to the light/med range.    I dont like the wear of Makeup Forever, and their supposedly light olive 117 and 120 shades look more yellow on me. Similarly, the often recommended Nars colors are too yellow. I am a neutral, slightly warm leaning, earthy yet pale olive.    Any ideas?
I have the Maybelline Age Rewind Concealer in the shade 'Nude, which the UK stocks 2 shades - Light and Nude. Now in Australia, there are 3 shades to choose from '110 - Fair', '120 - Light' and '130 - Medium'.    I know 110 is too light, but cannot tell if 120 or 130 would match my original UK 'Nude' shade.   Thanks!
Hello all!   So my current best foundation color match is NARS Siberia. I've been using the Sheer Glow for the past three months and I'm still trying to "figure it out". I feel like the formula is really finicky and I have yet to find a good combination of primers and/or setting powder/spray to make it both last well & mesh well with my skin. I don't think it's a skincare problem as my skin has been relatively normal-dry these past few months (no big skin changes and my daywear moisturizer is relatively 'basic'. I save my layers of hydration for overnight).   So far things I have tried:   - Too Faced Hangover: helped hydrate dry patches that Sheer Glow emphasizes but doesn't help longevity. Sheer Glow still applies a little patchy over this - Becca Ever Matte: too matte for Sheer Glow which tends to emphasize any dry patch - Hourglass Mineral Veil: seems to be the best combo so far, but doesn't help with Sheer Glow longevity. Still totally starts breaking down/melting by hour three. - A single drop of argan oil: makes Sheer Glow apply so smooth and evenly BUT foundation is totally breaking up on my face a couple hours into wear. - RCMA No Color Powder (talc + silica): is okay, but makes Sheer Glow a little dry looking, doesn't totally help with lasting powder - CoverFx Illuminating Setting Powder: doesn't make Sheer Glow look dry, but definitely doesn't help with lasting powder - Urban Decay All Nighter spray: makes Sheer Glow tacky, maybe helps lasting power when in combo with a powder as well   For the sake of a control, all foundation application has been to dot it on with fingers and blend with beautyblender.   I've tried various combinations of one of the primers + powder + spray, primer + no powder, no primer + powder, etc. etc. It's been a long somewhat scientific process, haha.   I would just love for this foundation to work on me! I love the color and I can put up with the sheerness of it if I can just get it to work Most days in the morning I've been in too much of a rush to play this long layering game with Sheer Glow and I've been slapping a little Tarte shape tape everywhere and pretending it's foundation, lol   TLDR:  My question to those who currently use NARS Sheer Glow and it looks good on their skin. What combination of primer / powder / spray /technique do you use to make it wear nicely?
so i'm sort of new to makeup and I have trouble making my light coverage foundation not look cakey. I set it and it still settles into fine lines so I'm wanting to try a tinted moisturizer or a different light foundation to see if its easier to apply and just to use in summer and spring for something light. If i get it a little bit darker then my skin tone now will it look okay to use it now and in the summer or will it look bad? or is there something else i should do? also is there any recommendations for good products? 
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I'm really interested in getting some of this foundation and I find the colors hard to decifier. Any help? Sorry for goofy pic! Lol I felt it was my best skin tone I had on my iPad.  
I need help! I want a natural everyday foundation. I have combination skin with not a lot of texture. I am in the color IQ 2y08 if someone could give me the best color match for it.    Which of these two is best??
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I am having such a difficult time choosing between shade 28 (Bisque Taupe) and 29 (Bisque Golden) in Marc Jacobs Remarcable Foundation.  I have neutral skin.  I received samples from Sephora and am wearing 34 (beige medium) in the photo below (pink shirt).  I thought it looked great on me but thought it was slightly too dark.  I also self tan all the time so I know the 34 color probably would not match me when the tan starts to fade.   I am very thrown off on which color to get because i normally go for yellow toned foundation but 34 is peached toned.  I have also inserted a photo of me wearing my normal yellow toned Chanel perfection lumiere foundation in beige 30.  Unfortunately there are no Sephoras near me so I am unable to get color matched... But, What Do You Think?
Hi everyone! So the past few weeks I've been really into stick foundations - both the hourglass vanish and the lancome teint idole. Both I love and find very similar except you need to swipe the lancome twice as much to get the same coverage as hourglass. That being said, the big problem is I can't get the foundation to "stick" to my nose or t-zone. I have applied with brush and beauty blender - brush application essentially wipes the foundation away, so beauty blender has been my go to.   I have tried pore minimizing primers - e.g. porefessional, tarte timeless smoothing, as well as guerlain l'or (whichcauses my foundation to stick in weird areas making it patchy...only with these foundations though, I love it otherwise), and the foundation just slides around my face and breaks up. I set with laura mercier translucent and then spray UD all-nighter. I LOVE these foundations, but I am scared to touch my face because it will remove my makeup. I have also tried no primer, just my moisturizer (see below), which is better but it still ends up sliding off my nose relatively quickly.   I consider my skin to be normal to dry. My skin routine is as follows:   Night time: Cleanse (amorepacific) w/ foreo luna 2, tone (pixi glow tonic), facial sleeping oil (kiehl's), moisturize (first aid beauty)   Day time: Same as night time but no oil. I was using a serum before moisturizing but I took that out because I thought it was causing my makeup to slide around, but I think it's the silicone primers.   My next step is to try the veil mineral primer by hourglass.   Does anyone have any advice on how to keep my foundation in place? Also, I should mention that this problem happens with most foundations, nothing seems to want to stick! But it's particularly bad with stick foundations. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!  
Heya everyone!   Recently my skin has not been at its greatest and I am on the hunt for the right stick foundation. I am a fan of sticks for a variety of reasons, mainly because they are fast, easy to apply, and convenient.   I am currently using the Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation Stick in Natural (4), but I am not completely sold. I am not sure if I am applying it right or perhaps I am not setting it correctly, but it does not seem to be working out. It clings to my dry patches and makes my face extremely oily! Despite its flaws, it is the absolute perfect match for me and that is why I am still using it! Ha.   My skin is combination, oily, and dehydrated. Dry cheeks, very oily t-zone, and overall very dehydrated despite the fact that I drink a lot of water and use hydrating products (I just cannot seem to fix the issue)!   I have been looking at the Anastasia Beverly Hills Foundation Stick, however, I have read that it is hard to blend and the formula needs to be improved. I have also been looking at the Hourglass Vanish Foundation Stick, but because it is very full coverage, it kind of scares me.   I am looking for a stick that will even out my skin and cover up acne/redness.   I like being matte and avoid foundations that have a dewy finish, hence the reason why I did not mention the Makeup Forever Ultra HD Stick.   Anyway, is there a foundation stick anyone could recommend?     Thank you so much in advance!
So all these years I have been using foundations, to name a few Nars, Kat Von D, and Lancome. But I was recently introduced to BB creams. (I know I'm late to the game lol) The foundations I've used over the years were quite pricey and heavy leaving my skin with clogged pores and breaking out with acne. Now that I use BB creams I save money and my skin looks better than ever. I just started exploring the varieties of BB creams, so far I've used Maybelline BB Fresh and NYX BB. The Maybelline has the best shade of color for my skin tone but the NYX has better texture but not the best shades. Any recommendations with BB creams? What's your favorite? Why? 
I have looked high and low for swatches that might compare Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24 Hr liquid in 160 Ivoire W to 100 Ivoire N. I can't find any. I swatched 100 N in store about a year ago and it was too pink-toned for my warm undertones. There wasn't a 160 W to swatch in store at the time. Does anyone know if the 160 W is much darker than the 100 N? It's so hard to find matches for my fair, yellow-toned complexion. I swear, most fair foundations are for cool undertones. For reference, my ColorIQ is 3Y03 and the best match I've found is MUFE Ultra HD Stick in 117/Y225. I'm so sad that one didn't work for me because it was so easy to blend, a perfect match, but it would just stay super sticky on my face all day. Anyway, thank you for any help!
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I recently received these Lancome products from Influenster to review for free and I am super excited. Already own the Bienfait Spf 50 and I love it. The Visionaire Crescendo smells great. I am on day one of Phase 1 and my skin feels significantly softer. The Matte Shaker is super soft and pigmented. There is no taste to it, which is a good thing, and it lasts very long.
I recently came across Chantecaille and their "Future Skin" oil-free gel foundation. I have tried liquids, creams, and everything in between.... but never gel. How do gel formulations compare to a traditional liquid or cream?