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Tom Ford Updates
Hey Beauties- We have ALOT of threads around here for Tom Ford products. I figured I'd start one thread where we can update each other on items as they come out or we see them available.    For all my UK'ers, or people willing to pay for shipping from the UK, Harrods has Softcore and Nude Dip from the Fall collection available right now. Happy Shopping! 
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BEAUTY GURU ElleW2005 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Okay so my theory is that if you layer Black Dahlia under Bruised Plum you will get the same look. Black Dahlia has the depth of Black Orchid but Bruised Plum has the sh... see post
Armani Luminous Silk foundation help!
  Hi everyone:   For the last few days I have been trialing Giorgio Armani's Luminous Silk and I'm really loving the finish. I usually wear MUFE Face & Body but I find that the Armani is less oily as the day goes by.   The issue I'm having is with the shade... I feel like even with the current shade I'm wearing (#6), it makes me look orange.   Some background: I got a sample of this in 5.5 and wore it for a day but it made my face look really orange compared to my neck. I went into Sephora to get an associate's opinion and she agreed, and told me it was because I'm yellow toned and the 5.5 is too neutral for me, hence making me look orange/pink. She swatched the 6 beside the 5.5 on her hand, and she was right, even though the 2 shades appear to be the same darkness, the 5.5 was much too pink. So I took home a sample of the 6 and couldn't wait to try it. Swatched on the back of my hand and on the inside of my arm, the 6 blends in better than the 5.5 but seems just a touch too yellow/brown, but nothing that is noticeable.   Well, I put it on this morning and at first I thought that the 6 looked a hair too yellow for me. But the tone still seemed right. I was thinking of testing 5.75 because on the Color IQ (which I know isn't very accurate) it is less yellow, but looking at swatches online it looks darker and maybe a bit too pink (just a bit more yellow than 5.5).   But then...after finishing the rest of my make up and looking in the mirror again, my face still looks orange. Under certain lighting, I think my face looks fine. I've asked two people (hubby and a coworker) and they both don't think my face looks orange, but I sit beside a window at work and the natural light really shows how orange my face looks compared to my neck. I think it is an improvement from the 5.5, but it's still not my perfect color. Maybe I'm just TOO yellow?   This is very confusing as according to the color IQ the associate gave me yesterday (again, I know it's not accurate) I am 5y07 (SO YELLOW!) but I like to wear MUFE F&B in 20, or a 50/50 mixture of 20+34 and it seems to blend really well although those shades are 1y07 and 1r09, respectively. Maybe it's because they're so sheer so the undertone isn't as important?   I've included some photos... what are your thoughts? Minor difference that I shouldn't expect to match perfectly with my neck? What shade do you think I could try in LS next, or could it just be that this foundation just oxidizes too much for my skin?   I am wearing moisturizer (with sunscreen), Hourglass veil mineral primer, Armani LS and finished off with Marc Jacobs finishing powder.   Both photos are taken in office/fluorescent lighting, but facing a window with natural lighting (cloudy).     Thanks!!
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WINTER TBS
BOX IS CLOSED DELUXE AND FOILS WINTER TSB Qualifications: Must be 18 yrs. or older Must be VIB or VIB Rouge Rules: Must be able to pay $17 dollars for shipping (USPS) Must provide a tracking number. Must be able to post pictures of what you take and put in Do not take more than what you put in. Keep the value of items equal. Trade on or above the value of what you have taken from the box. It would be a good idea to post your trade before you ship the box. Ship the box out within 3 days. (USPS does home pickup, so no EXCUSES! ) If you are traveling or something comes up, please let us know ASAP so we can move you on the list. What to include in the box ☆Products from brands sold at Barney's, Saks, Sephora and Nordstrom. The exception to the rule is Asian products which you cannot get in the states (Sulwhasoo, Etude House, Peripera, Hada Labo, etc.) ☆ All opened items must be labeled ("swatched", "opened", "tried/used"…) Sanitize and pack all explodable or leakable products in ziplocks and bubble wrap. ☆ Makeup as long as you've cleaned it with alcohol & it doesn't have big fingerprint marks/dents in it ☆ Mascara if it's sealed and/or has not been used at ALL ☆ Lotion, creams allowed if they are brand new or in a pump bottle for sanitary reasons ☆ Fragrance if it's in a spray bottle (can be 1/2 used too) & must be wrapped ☆ Nail polish must be tightly closed & bubble wrapped/bagged ☆ Anything that is sealed Do not include: Pre-made samples Drugstore items (unless it's from a brand hard to find in the US) Heavily used items (but if it is an expensive ítem someone might be interested, just ask in the thread) Swatching items in the box Putting in anything unsanitary/things that can't be cleaned or sanitized   ---> If you have anything that is questionable just ask in the thread! =]   1. Greenporchlights (Unicorn fragance samples -niche and fancy-pantsy perfume samples-that require thorough testing before investing such as a Tom Ford Private Blend)9407803699300013135735 2. Michelle shops    9407803699300013277350 3. Dtalks all   9114 9999 4431 3413 3512 16 4. Laynebr 9114 9011 5981 8948 1305 87 5. Heatherbee 9505511034285027477498 6. Makeupobsesed  9114901159818440726660 7. Sdbeautyjunkie1 9405503699300486352753 9405503699300486352760 8. Annypoo 9405503699300486352760 9405509699938185985709 9. Masaya 9405509699937326832865 10. Kiml150 9505511025835050512394 11. Sn22 9405503699300499633061 12. Rhiannon1419 (Julep nailpolish that belongs to the Wanderlust collection) 13. Rose135 (Korean skincare that does not include mineral oil, SKII, Tata Harper, Tatcha) 14. Onceuponatime 9505-5104-2317-5078-0105-42 15. Dolceloure 17. StephaniLynn 18. Makeuplovertay (living proof and drybar hair products, as well as any kind of samples!)   19 . Trishalyn 20. Redwagon44 ??    
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HALL OF FAMER makeupobesessed / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Good job StephaniLynn!!!  ;-) see post
Conceal and Highlight
What is the best product to use that both conceals and highlights?
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I agree with laurabt, if you are looking for a concealer and highlighter in one you can get that by just buying yor favorite concealer a shade lighter than your skin to ... see post
Do you start with your eye makeup or your face makeup?
I always start with my eyes so that if I mess up, I can wipe it off without having to disrupt my face makeup, and also so that my moisturizer has time to sink in. I do find that starting with the eyes can leave some skin near my eyes that doesn't have foundation on it because I don't want to get too close to my eyeliner, eyeshadow, etc.   I'm interested to know, do you start with your eyes or your face?
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BEAUTY SAVANT BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
I always do my eyes first, I am way to messy to risk ruining my face with eyeshadow/mascara/whatever is on my eyes! see post
Hot, humid weather woes!
I'm planning to travel to somewhere very hot and very humid. I most likely will not be in air conditioning and sweating a lot. I probably will be wiping my face often too. Any tips to prevent melting and to keep my foundation/ concealer on?    Im usually combination skin that doesn't break out unless I'm sweating a lot and I like moderate coverage.   Please help ladies!
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BEAUTY MAVEN natalie12 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
yeah, that's usually what I do but then I look pretty blotchy in pictures. :-( "I had fun on the trip I promise! These are just dark eye circles that are usually covere... see post
Defected Nars Blush?
I don't know if it's just me, but my Nars Orgasm Blush has absolutely NO pigmentation. This is my first blush so when I bought it, I just assumed that blushes were supposed to be really light. A few months later, I realized my brush sucked so I blamed that and bought a new one. It made it better, but I still have to swirl it many times to get it to be even SLIGHTLY visible on my face and even then it fades about halfway through the day since there's hardly anything in the first place.    This is the only blush I own (I'm a blush newbie, as you can tell) so again, I thought it was supposed to be like that. But then I went in store and swatched the Clinique Cheek Pop and Tarte Amazonian Clay Blush and now I am seriously questioning the quality of my Nars blush. Is it just me? Is mine defected? Because by looking at the quality of it, I can't possibly understand how it could have any good reviews.    I feel like I should return it now, but I bought it around November so it's been awhile and it definitely looks used so I don't know if it's okay for me to return. But it sucks because it's SO expensive and it's so difficult to get any colour to show up on my face.   Here's a picture for reference. I swiped it at least 5 times on this swatch and as you can see it just looks like a sparkly rash. Ugh. (And I know the background looks dark, but it was fairly bright when I took it and it looks the same IRL)    
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BEAUTY BUFF AmeliaBry / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Wow that's disappointing :(. I have the Orgasm  blush but in the Multiples which is a cream stick.  Maybe give that a try if you would like to try a cream out.  It is ve... see post
Free Gift from Sephora and Too Faced!
Earlier this month Sephora reached out to me and told me that I had been selected to receive the new #Tfnofiler Selfie Powders from Too Faced as a gift for my contributions on BeautyTalk. I had every intention of purchasing this palette when it came out so I was super excited by the opportunity to try it for free.   As a Canadian client I know myself and many others often feel overlooked by Sephora so that made being selected mean a little bit more to me.   I received the palette in the mail yesterday (all of the snow we've had in my area recently delayed mail by a week). After I have a chance to play with it and test it out a bit more I'll leave swatches and a review here  
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BEAUTY WHIZ NikkkiNikkki / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
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Chanel Updates
Hi BTers, do we have a thread for this? I'm on the Tom Ford Updates thread and I thought some of us might also want to share on Chanel. Eagerly awaiting the Chanel Mediterranee Summer 2015 and of course what's new for Les Beiges this summer. Share some pics, news, what are your 'must haves' for Chanel releases coming up? I'm really interested in this nail color and seriously debating about the bronzer. I'm trying to decide what road to go down for bronzer, the new Estee Lauder illuminating gelee, or the new Guerlain Terracotta powders, or this beauty... As far as the date, I've been talking to my Chanel SA and the collection seems to be coming out later than they thought. I think I saw somewhere it would be May. Share some Chanel here The cheek stick…and the neutral nails :-)
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BEAUTY GURU AnneMCC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
Yes, pics! Chanel pics always come out gorgeous...their packaging is top notch. see post
Bite Lip Lab Sephora color of the month!
OMG Bite lipsticks are my weakness!   http://www.sephora.com/lip-lab-limited-release-cre me-deluxe-lipstick-P392929?skuId=1691773&country_s ...
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BEAUTY BOSS mochi813 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
Ughhhh I know the CS emails are usually really reliable, I just wish we could get some form of confirmation from a mod. I think I'd feel a little more sane hearing it fr... see post
Help me find a blush dupe
Does know a dupe for Mai Couture Blush Paper in Sicily?     I received these as a sample (I dont know where - I organized my sample stash last night). and I love the color, but I dont see myself being a regular user of blush paper.  I think I would rather have a standard powder blush.   Any suggestions?
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Ap142193,   I'm having a hard time finding a good swatch of that shade online! It looks like it's a pretty pink with shimmer. I recommend the Laura Mercier Shimme... see post
Convertible Color
I used Gerbera 14 Convertible color and I don't see that color anymore.  Which is the closest?
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BEAUTY BUFF studz / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Yes! The two colors are very similar!! Lilium would by far be the closest to Gerbera.   I'm sad that Sephora got rid of a lot of their shades. I do have the Convertibl... see post
Makeup in Zurich, Switzerland
Hey ladies!    Hubby is going to Zurich, Switzerland at the end of April. Anyone known of any good cosmetic stores or boutiques in Zurich? I'm hoping he can pick me up stomething good!  
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HALL OF FAMER TKLJ / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
YouTuber Julia Graf is based in Switzerland. I can't recall specific Swiss brands she's mentioned, but I feel like she's featured some interesting German ones she's foun... see post
Estee Lauder Heat Wave is coming back!
To all of you ladies who wanted Heat Wave, missed it and don't want to pay an arm and a leg for it, it will be rereleasing in Estee Lauder's Summer 2015 collection!!! I'll update this thread with the release date of the collection as soon as it is available.   EDIT:  Heat Wave will be releasing in March with new circular packaging and the amount of actual product has been reduced. I personally dislike that they reduced the size and changed the packaging. The old packaging is very luxurious and classic Estée Lauder. The new packaging, frankly, looks cheap
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IT GIRL wowohwow / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I caved and bought MUFE pro sculpting duo #2! But while I was in store today, I found that Anastasia 10k is really quite similar in color. Not in potency (10k is a littl... see post
Nyx's New Micro Brow Pencil is supposed to be a serious dupe for Anastasia's Brow Wiz
  It comes in 7 different colors and everyone's been raving about it. The colors are taupe, blonde, auburn, espresso, chocolate, ash brown, and brunette. I personally haven't tried the brow wiz yet. I find it super hard to find a color that matches my brows that looks natural. So far MAC's twist up brow pencil in "fling" has been my holy grail. If I find a color I think I might take the plunge and try it out. What do you guys think of it and has anyone tried it yet?
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I tried one in store and it was hard as a rock. That said, I found ABH Brow Wiz also hard, but just not as hard as NYX. (There was a thread on this forum within the last... see post
Sound off: which blush should I get for my skintone?
  My skin is very, very fair. I always use the lightest shade for any BB cream, foundation, powder, etc. It's pretty cool, with pinky undertones. I have light blue eyes and short brown hair. I'm looking to invest in my first 'expensive' blush purchase, just to see what the fuss is about.    I'm torn between these two blushes, mainly because of the hype and the packaging So, based on the info I've given you, any suggestions about whether to choose Hervana or Dollface Amazonian clay?
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HALL OF FAMER lnum / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
No problem, good luck gorgeous! see post
Trying to find a summer foundation! :)
Hello, I use Makeup forever Matte velvet foundation in vanilla #35. I would like to get two shades darker but its harder than I thought to eye the correct shade. I don't live close to a Sephora, so I'm trying to purchase it online. Thank you for your time!  
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BEAUTY BUFF AmeliaBry / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I just purchased the Urban Decay naked skin today. I will be trying it out for the first time tomorrow.  Fingers crossed it will be my go to this summer:) see post
SEPHORA COLLECTION Smoothing & Brightening Concealer color match
I use the duo mat foundation powder in 202. What would be the best color match in the Sephora collections smoothing and brightening concealer?   
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hawaiileah / NEWCOMER / replied
Mahalo! see post
How to get this look?
HALL OF FAMER Rhiannon1419 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
LMAO! "Irks my anal region".   Welcome to the USA where money buys you fame and talent gets you nowhere. see post
why is my make up craking? Help!
ive noticed for past few months since ive been applying a more full coverage face that my make up is starting to crack around mouth....forehead..and around nose. I use different foundations like the Maybelline new matte/poreless during the week and weekends I use Este Lauder double wear make up. I first wash....than use my toner to mattify my very OILY skin, than moisturize with oil of olay cream....than I apply rimmel primer. I wait about 10-15 mins before I even put on my make up. I apply it with a stippling brush my foundation....I do one coat than add some concealer to my dark spots around my face...after a few mins I go again with 2nd coat of make up....sometimes I do 3 coats but around my cheeks since I have dark spots there.....than I wait about 15-25 mins so make up sets in my skin after that I use a powder to set it. After about an hour or so I notice it starting to crack a bit and a couple hours I even notice my cheek area start to crack. Not sure what im doing wrong or if I need to use different method or maybe im putting on too much make up either way I need HELP!!!! thanks
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SPECIAL GUEST mistressmina / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
thanks for ur advise. I only do the second layer on the trouble areas which are my cheeks I have brown spots and some acne marks I try to cover up with the second layer ... see post
Contouring Contouring Contouring....
This is just a random rant post about...can you guess...? Contouring!! I am sick of hearing about contouring right now. I feel like the beauty industry has taken this concept and is absolutely beating everyone upside the head about it. Every makeup brand I can think of is promoting a magical contouring palette, youtube & Instagram is full of contouring tutorials and most should just be labeled "how to turn a woman into a drag queen." The crazy thing is that for most most women, contouring is not a part of our day-to-day beauty routine!! So why all this sense of urgency about contouring?? I have some ideas, but this isn't a column now is it?    Anyway, just ranting...     
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HALL OF FAMER ballerinagrl / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Ha, contouring! I'm still trying to figure out how to blend blusher over foundation! ;) see post
Color Match!
I'm trying to color match myself for the Dior airflash foundation since there's not a Dior counter when I live! I'm 3N2 wheat in Estee lauder double wear, 6.5 in Giorgio Armani luminous silk, and olive in BECCA foundation. Any suggestions for the Dior foundation? Thanks in advance!
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pitufina38 / FRESH FACE / replied
try dior 300-I am a 3n2 in Estee-they matched me and that is what I was...but try calling or reaching out to Dior perhaps they can send you a sample packet..or something... see post
Travel palettes?
So I've been on the hunt for a good travel palette that I could customize with a powder, blusher, shadow, lipstick (maybe). I've been wanting something that I could just keep in my gym bag or purse for day-to-night touchups, or for the times I like to go hang out after my gym sessions. I'll be honest I dislike going elsewhere for my beauty needs. I like the satisfaction of purchasing from my favorite beauty brands and racking up rewards points. However, I looked all over Sephora and a product such as what I described doesn't exist. Yes, I found about 2-3 mini touchup palettes but the reviews weren't that great and of course being a darker-skinned woman I have to contend with getting the color right. Anyway, I ended up at Inglot and I was able to take advantage of their "Freedom System" which allowed me to put together my own palette with all the items I desired. Total cost was about $60-a bargain for all the full-sized items that went into that palette. The only drawback was that the palette was a little heavy and it doesn't have a mirror. But it just got me thinking why doesn't Sephora have a customized palette service (beyond just eyeshadows)? The SEPHORA COLLECTION brand carries such a broad range of product so it would seem doable within that brand.    Idk, has anyone else discovered a great travel palette that minimizes the need to carry around a bunch of stuff? I like the one I got from Inglot, but I'm still curious if there's anything else out there. Here's a pic of what I got: 
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BEAUTY WHIZ HoneyBrownBunny / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Good suggestions everyone! I had looked into NOTR and the NARsissist palettes. They came close, but the problem was the bronzers. Bronzer wears terribly on my skin. Par... see post
No Insurgent/Sephora collab?
I was late on the Divergent/Sephora collab last year.  Assuming there is no collab this year for the Insurgent movie since it has not  come out yet and the movie is out...?
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BEAUTY MAVEN FabinMichigan / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
The only items I was able to find last year was a slim kit with a few eye shadows, bronzer and lipgloss and I found a nail polish set.  My Sephora in JCP had the big kit... see post
looking for lighter coverage + concealer instead of using heavy foundation
Since spring is coming, I really want to go for a more "no makeup makeup" look. I usually wear foundation, but really no one at my school wears much makeup and I feel awkward wearing heavy makeup. I have really problematic skin, so lighter coverage probably won't cover all of it, but it's come to the point where I don't really care since I'd rather look more natural.    I have combination-oily skin with an insanely oily t-zone, and I'm also very acne prone (mainly on my forehead) and have some dark marks all over my forehead. I've tried the Smashbox BB cream, and so far I like it, but I'm open to suggestions! I also tried the Laura Mercier Oil Free Tinted Moisturizer, but the finish is too dewy for me. I'd prefer a satin/semi-matte finish and nothing that will make me even more oily.   Since I'm using lighter coverage, I still need a concealer to cover up the seriously large zits. I've heard good things about MUFE Full Cover Concealer, but I'm afraid that the texture is really thick and greasy and I'm worried it'll make me oily. Is the new Urban Decay Naked Skin Concealer good? I want something full coverage without having a thick texture.   
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Louis   For a light foundation, I suggest Estee Lauder Invisible Fluid.   For a good concealer for blemishes (that is pigmented but not cakey or drying), I suggest H... see post
I am 67 and need an undereye concealer that works great for aging, dry skin that doesn't cake.
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Armani has two concealer a that are perfect because they are a thicker cream but not the more solid of most concealers. This tip was one I learned....the crimes blend be... see post
HD Foundation
heard that HD foundtion is excellent.  Is it?  How do I select  a shade.  Currently use clinque  continuous coverage - ivory. have med-light skin tone and was told that I have blue understones and to use yellow tones as concealer.   not even sure what that is anymore since that was a long time ago.  any suggestions. also need a really good concealer to hide dark circles - use clinque brand that was discontinued.  thank you much. 
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Hydrating foundation
Looking for recommendations for foundation, preferably powder, that is hydrating, doesn't cake in in the fine lines and that looks good on fair skin.  I have been through many so many products now that haven't been hydrating or just simply don't match my skin.  Even though I am fair, I am not extremely pale.  So, it's hard finding one that isn't too too white.
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BEAUTY BOSS nycmle / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I second BareMinerals... I've been using it for years and absolutely love it! see post
Best way to apply UD Naked Skin Liquid Foundation to get best coverage?
Hey everyone! I just got the UD Naked Skin liquid foundation in shade 1.0 and it matched my yellow toned fair skin pretty well. How do you apply this foundation to get the most coverage? I just applied it for the first time and would love to hear your opinions on the best application technique.   I primed my skin with the Too Faced Hangover Rx, and then applied the foundation by squirting one pump onto the back of my hand, dotting the foundation on my face with my finger, repeating with another pump, and patting it in (not buffing) with my Sigma F80. My cheeks still had some redness so I tried squirting one pump onto the F80 and buffed it in.    Thanks for your help!
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BEAUTY RESIDENT nycchik / BEAUTY RESIDENT BEAUTY RESIDENT / replied
Hi, I use this product usually every day (but have been using Perricone No Makeup Serum recently). I actually prime my face with UD DeSlick, pump a bit of my foundation... see post
I need a foundation for prom?
prom is like two weeks away, I need a foundation recommendation asap.    oily skin, redness/scaring, large pores.   also a powder to set with please? it has to photograph well!! 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you considered booking a consultation at your local Sephora to have your make up done?   The Custom Makeover service is a 45 minute make over where you spend a mi... see post