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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?
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?
It seems that the trend of contouring and highlighting have found a permanent place in people’s hearts. With the right moves, you can make your face into different looks. Hence, the believe that contouring is here to stay. Unlike the contouring of those old times, one can achieve a much more natural look now. Let us quickly consider some tips for reverse highlight and contouring. 1. Matte Contour only: Why we do contouring is so that a viewer’s eye is deceived by the look of the re-shaped face. By all means, avoid using products that shimmer because, already, you have the dark colors to recede and the light colors to highlight. 2. Avoid going excessively dark: Generally, to be able to use much of dark colours, you need to be very confident in the art. If you are not yet much of a pro, then use only a single shade or two that are darker than your skin tone. 3. Be careful about your shade: To achieve a natural contour look, make use of a product within your regular colour range. For instance, a warm tone shouldn’t go outside of products of the same tone because it will rid your contour of the expected natural look.   4. Blending with powder or cream: The idea here is to stick to what you are good at. There is no hard and fast rule about the use of a bronzer or any cream contouring products for that matter. So, if blending powder is an advantage you have, then go all out for it. Do not feel restricted because a majority of the people use cream contouring. 5. Picking the features to contour: Most of the time, contouring the whole face may be of no need. We must know why and what we want to contour. The highlights and contour are to be lightly applied to select areas. 6. Applying where shadows naturally abide: contour should be applied to places with shadows. For example, the temple of the forehead, the nose’s downside, underneath the cheekbone and the jawline are areas on the face that have shadows naturally, and they are the exact areas that need contouring. 7. Reversing the order: While the regular application is to apply the foundation first before the contour shade. Reversing the order of application gives a more natural outcome. So, applying the contour before the foundation is not a “no-no,” it is, in fact, a recommended technique. 8. Smile: To find the cheekbone, all you need do is just to smile to find the cheekbone and apply contour shade right beneath the cheekbone. Using the fish face approach often results in erroneously applying the contour too low on the face. 9. Where and how to apply your highlights: We all know that there must be a highlight for every contour right? The highlights balance out contouring. So, we should apply highlights on the high areas on the face, the areas where light hits on the face; for instance, the top of cheekbones, nose bridge, under the lower lip, top of the brows and middle of the chin. 10. Blend out smooth: For a perfect highlighting and contouring, there need be a lot of blending to ensure that no streak or lines are left on the face. This can be done by using a sponge or a brush. For a more beautiful result, blend in circularly motion.  
Having dark circles under the eyes may be as a result of sleep deprivation, seasonal allergies or even an over indulgence in some activities the night before and it can happen to just any of us.  This article will discuss how we can conceal these dark circles under the eye to brighten the eyes and not necessarily making them go away. It is true that a well-done makeup will camouflage dark sides, but we must know that the use of a more long term approach like an eye cream should be considered. Another way to cover dark circles is calling Color theory into play by making peaches or pinks to counteract the gray, blue and brown tones in under-eye circles. This is according to  Sotomayor, a beauty expert. Most people can get dark circles covered up just fine with the use of a regular concealer on the said undertones to neutralize and brighten the dark circles. If all that didn’t work, then priming with a color corrector before layering concealer on it will do just fine. To prime; pink is good on fair skin and peach on medium to dark tones.   Apart from picking a concealer with a pink or peach undertone, Scali said that the right formula should go on smoothly and without looking cakey but it should dry down much so that it doesn’t  crease too much. To get this perfect outcome, apply your concealer after your eye makeup but before making up your lips, cheeks, and brows.This will allow the concealer an adequate time to set, and should you notice little crease right after its application; you have ample opportunity to smooth blend it as well as add needed quantity of powder if required.   Concealer application depends on the type of coverage. To apply for medium coverage, it is suggested that one taps it at the inner and outer corners of the eyes, then smoothen with a tidy and fluffy eye shadow brush. For an application for full coverage, a finger or a concealer brush should be used to tap a corrector into the inner corners of the eyes or whichever spot the color is darkest, and then with a brush, pat neutral concealer one shade lighter compared to the skin tone under the entire eye area. The major key here is to avoid rubbing it as rubbing it may wipe the product to the side while leaving problem area uncovered. Dust the area with translucent setting powder afterward to ensure that the concealer sits where you want it. Also, it is important to avoid the use of mineral powder for the best finish.      
Is the MUFE Ultra HD stick foundation oil based?
What concealer can be used ON ACNE   Like the ones with acne medication in it.  I only know Clinique had one that looks like a really thin pencil that has Salicylic Acid but cant find it any more   Thanks!!
I recently purchased Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation in shade "1C1 Cool Bone". I am very pale with golden/greenish undertones, but this was as light as it went. I received it and it was a bit too dark/wrong undertone as I thought. HOWEVER, I have extremely oily skin and it was the best foundation ever in keeping that under control. I used it for 16 hours with minimal oiliness, when my face would normally be an oil slick after 4 hours.    My question is, does the Double Wear Light have a different shade range, or one that is possibly lighter than 1C1? If not, can anyone recommend a foundation that is similar to this formula with a better shade range?
I need some help matching a shade.  What color Too Faced Born This Way Naturally Radiant Concealer would match Too Faced Born This Way Foundation in Pearl?    Thanking you in advance for your time and insight.
I have oily skin and I have the Loreal Matte Foundation in 102 shell beige which is the wrong undertone and too dark and the Maybelline Matte foundation in 115 ivory which is the wrong undertone and too dark and orange as well. I bought a foundation whitener and it doesn't seem to help. I have tried mixing the foundations in different combinations to make it match my skin but it didn't work. More than anything they are either too dark or not my skin undertone. There aren't very many foundations in the drugstore good for oily skin. I would buy a foundation from Sephora but I am a broke university student. I am going into a Sephora today to get colour matched and maybe get samples of foundations. What should I do? Try to buy another foundation to mix into the 2 I already have? I just don't want to waste the 2 foundations even though I have already spent the money.
What is the best primer to conceal large pores and help with oily skin? 
I am looking for a cruelty-free product that doesn't give flashback. Which is better-colored setting powder or a translucent powder? and pressed or loose powder? just what is the best way to set foundation?
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!!!  
I've been wanting to try out the Double Wear foundation from Estee Lauder, but don't have a Sephora that carries it in-store to get matched. I decided to just purchase online and return it if need be, but now I need help finding a shade.   I've been using MUFE Ultra HD in the shade Y255 and it matches me perfectly. Can anyone recommend a double wear shade they think will work for me?   Please and thank you!        
I am currently wearing a 3.25. in Urban Decay Naked Skin Weightless foundation. Once spring arrives, I'll wear a 3.5. I have cool toned skin with pink undertones. What shade would I wear in Kat Von D Lock-It Foundation? I purchased 52, but it's a little dark and will probably work fine in summer, but I'm hoping for a better match now.
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??
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?
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!
hi, if i am a 2w1 dawn in double wear by see Lauder and nc25 , nc30 in mac which is mi color in the  rain forest of the sea foundation by tarte, and which is mi color in the custom cover drops by cover fix please help my. thanks
I'm the shade Deauville (Light 4) in the Nars Sheer Glow Foundation and "I'm Pure 4 Sure" Ivory in the Benefit Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow Foundation. My skin is very dry! What are some good primers for dry skin? And what's a good under eye concealer that's good for dry skin and isn't pink? Also, are there any highlighters for pale skin that aren't just white? I want a little bit of gold or champagne in it. I also have no idea what face shape I have so I was wondering how you figure that out and how I could contour it.
I have been using yves saint laurent foundation in the colour BR30 and its now 2-3 shades too light for my skin. i have pinkish undertones. what shade do you reccomend now that i have a tan, thanks!
So I'm looking to buy the Dior Airflash foundation and am unsure which color I should grab.  I'm currently about NC25 or so in MAC, and I wear UD Naked Skin and mix #2 with #4 to make the perfect shade.  I was thinking that Linen 201 would be perfect, but not sure if maybe it'll be too light? I will probably get a bit more color this summer, but no darker than UD #4 or MAC NC30.  Thanks everyone! I'm light with olive undertones btw.
MJ Coconut Primer + KatVonD Lock-It Foundation (liquid) + bareMinerals bareSkin Sheer Sun Serum Bronzer. Yyaaahhhss!!   Wow, what a difference the damp beauty blender (just bought my first one) & the Marc Jacobs primer made! Barely used any Lock-It. Treated the blender like a cushion compact applicator & just kept patting. The Lock-It foundation applied in such a lovely thin, even layer. So natural looking (but still had coverage). I applied the bareSkin bronzer serum also with the blender (barely damp) as a true bronzer just where sun would hit. So, so pretty!! Loved it!!   I did use a pat or two of KatVD Lock-It powder foundation over 2 small patches of melasma on my chin, and Guerlain Les Violettes pressed powder to set undereyes, and to barely add a finish very sheerly in t-zone.
I'm a NW25 in MAC concealers and was recently matched to Light Warm in Urban Decay Naked Skin?  Is this correct? If not is there anything I can do with it? Like contouring or something? If its that light. I don't know. 
When do the new concealers for Too Faced come out on Sephora?  I know they just released them today on their website...but curious for sephora now. lol
Hello!  I checked out Hourglass after some suggestions here.  In short, I love it!  But my color match ended up tricky.  I did Color IQ in store and came out 1y05 or 6.  Some 06 looked slightly bit dark right now, but most everything in this range was a nice match.  Except the Hourglass Nude 1.5 Veil, which had the finish and coverage I liked the most, but when trying it at home it kept getting unnaturally peachy for me, almost orange.     I recently read that some vitamin c serums can cause color changes in foundation or BB cream.  Does anyone have an experience with that?  I'm wondering if the store makeover was so good because the serum was cleansed away before priming etc.  Or does this brand oxidize a good bit, and I should adjust for that with a lighter shade?  I know I can add a lighter powder to fix it, but I don't want to because it alters the dewy finish I love about this foundation.   I do have some alternatives in Josie M's Vibrancy and Shiseido, but I'd like to know if I could make this work.   Thanks!!
Anastacia Cream Contour on 4 Skin Tones
So we just recently did a full video review and demo of all 4 palettes in Anastasia's Cream Contour Cream Kit in Fair, Light, Medium, and Deep kit. We showcased it on 4 of us girls with different skin tones, so you can really get a sense which palette will work for your own skin tone.   This is totally a newer reformulated version Cream Contour Kit than she first launched last year. I love it because it gives the skin a very soft sculpted glowy look to your skin!   Let us know what you think or if you have any questions on the kits!