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Q. Best illuminating powder?
I'm looking for something to add to my makeup to help illuminate my skin. My skin tone is fair/medium and I have a lot of freckles on my cheeks, so I have to be careful what I put on or else my makeup will look too 'caked on' or 'powdery'. I just want something lightweight that will add a natural glow/brightening effect to my look.
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HALL OF FAMER SydBristow / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi! I have fair skin and freckles. For an all over glow, MAC Strobe Cream as a moisturizer works very well. For more targeted highlighting, the Becca liquid luminizers a... see post
Q. Makeup ShaylaxTarte Contour Palette
Does anyone know when the makeupshayla and tarte contour palette is going to be released in Canada or is it just an USA thing. 
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Maame :)   We will be receiving more inventory of the tarte tarteist™ x @MakeupShayla Contour Palette on our Canadian website within the next few weeks. I'd sugge... see post
Q. HELP IN BB CREAM ?
so i am looking for a sweat resistant , oil free BB cream .. i have a combination skin but my t  zone gets oily in hot weather n i live in a hot area ... i want it to be hydrating but oil free.....??????
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Q. Buxom Customizable Eyeshadow Bar
I love the shadows in this photo. I know they are part of the Buxom customizable eyeshadow bar but that is all I have to go on. Can anyone help me?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, @Photographer12!  I found the palette on vampyvarnish (dot) com.  Here are swatches and the names of the colors.  This palette is very pretty!  :)   Diamond D... see post
Q. Non-toxic / Natural Line
Can someone recommend a good nontoxic / natural cosmetic line that performs well? Thanks!  Spoiler (Highlight to read)      
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BEAUTY GURU JoannaMC / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. I would suggest Tarte, Josie Maran and BareMinerals. :) see post
Q. Sensitive Skin
I have very sensitive skin that's often prone to redness and acne. However, I just started trying out makeup and I want to figure out what's best for my skin while being able to experiment with different styles and colors. However, I don't like products/brands that contain harsh chemicals (i.e. parabens or phthalates) or test on animals. With that in mind, do any of you have recommendations for these items:     Makeup Remover Wipes/Brush Cleaners Eyeshadow/Face Palettes (in neutral, soft, vivid/bold colors and/or a combo of any of these) Single Eyeshadows/Blushes/Highlighters/Bronzers Colorless Lip Balm  Mascara Eyeliner Lipstick/Gloss/Stain/Colored Lip Balm   Thank you!        
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Wipes don't use. They can actually be rough...I've been burned by them, but do i have very hypersensitive skin. Oil will remove makeup, most cleansers do to..depends on ... see post
Q. what type of makeup should be used on neck/chest to make skin tone look even?
In the summer my face tends to tan better than my chest and im not sure what type of makeup i should use on my chest to match my face. Its hard because i have freckles so i never use any face makeup (only stuff for my eyes/lips). 
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Q. Has anyone ever won the $250 gift card from the survey?
Whenever I purchase something from a Sephora store, they always say to do the survey because you could win a gift card, and I've always wondered if anyone's actually won. So has anyone actually won?
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BEAUTY BOSS muttmutti / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I've entered many times but never won :( see post
Q. Beauty blogs!
What are everyone's favorite beauty blogs? I've recently started started reading a few daily, and I am really enjoying it/learning a lot, so I would love to expand my reading list.
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BEAUTY BOSS bernh22a / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A.     The Beauty Blunder- a low maintenance beauty blog see post
Q. whats a good face primer for dry, tan skin?
Hello everyone! I just need some help finding a good face primer.  I have normal to dry skin and i need a hydrating primer but I also have tan skin with yellow undertones. I've used the Rimmel London Stay Matte primer from the drugstore, its mattifying but it doesn't work well with my dry skin and it makes my skin tone look lighter and it makes my foundation appear lighter.  So I'm in the hunt for a primer that wont lighten my skin tone and make it look white or washed out. Do you guys know of any primer that's hydrating and wont lighten my skin tone or make my skin look washed out/ashy?  Would a primer that's clear or have gel like consistency would work? What products do you recommend? Thank you! Hope you can help me!
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HALL OF FAMER infamousp / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I really like the Make Up Forever Step 1 Hydrating Primer. It applies pretty well & doesn't change my foundation color. It also feels nice on my face. Grab a sample if y... see post
Q. best way to apply super pigmented blush
hello, i have a pretty bright blush that is super pigmented... it is almost too pigmented for me. i am using a mac 188 now which is a duo-fibre brush but i am looking for a better technique to apply it or a better brush. thanks
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BEAUTY PRO AmethystCrush / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. The Sigma F15 duo fibre blush brush (a dupe of mac 131) is pure perfection for applying a highly pigmented blush. The longer white fibres are sparse and rounded so you c... see post
Q. Beach Wedding Makeup Help
What is the best CURRENT foundation for a beach wedding?  I was looking into Smashbox Studio Skin, Dior Airflash, and Makeup Forever Ultra HD foundation.   I plan to do a moisturizer for SPF underneath my foundation so no worries about ghostly images.  I want it to stay put (for the most part) and not melt off my face but simultaneously let me not look like I'm caked on.  Any suggestions, ladies, would be greatly appreciated!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. For the beach wedding i was a part of, our MUA used Smashbox (now discontinued). She had us buy the foundation and Smashbox primer prior to meeting to, test drive it. &n... see post
Q. Is there a product that keeps makeup lasting for hours?
I'm having a very formal event , but unfortunately I won't be able to afford a makeup artist. Any who, I'm very good at doing my makeup myself so that won't be a problem. so I was wondering id there was any product that keeps makeup/ eye makeup in tact? PLEASE ANSWER .    Thanks,  JCL
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR itia / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / answered
A. You are going to be looking for 2 types of products: primers and setting sprays.  Primers go under the makeup as a base, while setting sprays go after.   For face try a... see post
Q. Favorite Brushes/Tools?
I have been in the process of revamping my entire beauty and skincare routine because I was way overdue for an overhaul...While I have replaced my three most commonly used brushes, for the rest, this is still one of the "categories" I am still on the fence about. Call me crazy but I feel that if you use something every day regardless of what kind of look you are going for for that day the way we might use a foundation brush or blush brush, I feel that is should be something you love and look forward to using and I'm looking for some inspiration to shake things up a bit. I'm hoping everyone here can chime in on what you prefer and how they work best for you (IE, gel, cream, pressed powder, loose powder, what level of coverage it gives, do they multi-task, etc). For the record, I am including tools like the BeautyBlenders, etc. in the umbrella term of "brushes" here.   Ok, with that being said: What are your preferred all-over/face brushes? Cheek brushes? Eye brushes? Lip brushes? Body brushes if you use them? Any that you use solely for application of skincare products? Any brushes that you use for an alternate purpose than what they are marketed as?    As for my current faves: Spoiler (Highlight to read) Sephora Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45 - I use this for foundation. I like that it can apply full coverage as many of the ones originally recommended to me as "full coverage" or "can build up to full coverage" weren't actually achieving full coverage. I currently use it for pressed powder foundation but have heard from multiple people that it works well with liquids or creams too but I'd have to experiment with that some more before I could give any accurate reviews of its performance in that field. I have the Mini version of this for travel too and while it does take a bit longer for application because the bush head is smaller, it does work well if you are short on space but still want to create the same effects while out on vacation.   Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro - Wedge Sloping Powder Brush and Fan Cheek Brush: I just picked these two up recently and use the Wedge for setting powder when I do wear my liquid foundation on occasion but am still experimenting to learn all it can do. I am using the Fan Cheek Brush for crush currently but like I said with the Wedge Brush, since it is still very new so I am still getting adjusted to it. I love how soft they are and how luxurious they feel on my skin. Another added perk I discovered is that when I clean them in the afternoon or evening, they are dry by the next morning. Having a dry time of less than 12 hours as opposed to my Sephora Classic #45 brush taking 3-4 DAYS before it is fully dry tells me they are a higher grade synthetic that is absorbing much less water during cleansing and therefor also product during use. I did experiment a couple times with using the Hakuho-do brushes to apply my liquid foundation which I almost never wear anyway. However, I am so used to using a Beauty Blender to apply the liquid that I would have to practice more to really get the hang of this before I could really say how well they performed with liquid applications.   BeautyBlender and BB Micro-Mini: Like I said, I almost never wear my liquid foundation currently but when I do decide to, my full sized BB is truly on the Holy Grail list for application. I can build coverage as needed, and while it did take a little bit of experimentation to learn, I chalk that up to never having used anything similar prior to picking this up. I use the MicroMini for application and blending of concealer pretty much daily and love it too.    As for eye brushes and pretty much anything besides those three and the BBs, I am still looking for replacements for my old ones. I can still use the old ones as needed until I can find some I truly love but got caught up in other things and haven't gotten to look around at options at all.  Sephora Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45 - I use this for foundation. I like that it can apply full coverage as many of the ones originally recommended to me as "full coverage" or "can build up to full coverage" weren't actually achieving full coverage. I currently use it for pressed powder foundation but have heard from multiple people that it works well with liquids or creams too but I'd have to experiment with that some more before I could give any accurate reviews of its performance in that field. I have the Mini version of this for travel too and while it does take a bit longer for application because the bush head is smaller, it does work well if you are short on space but still want to create the same effects while out on vacation. Hakuho-do + Sephora Pro - Wedge Sloping Powder Brush and Fan Cheek Brush: I just picked these two up recently and use the Wedge for setting powder when I do wear my liquid foundation on occasion but am still experimenting to learn all it can do. I am using the Fan Cheek Brush for crush currently but like I said with the Wedge Brush, since it is still very new so I am still getting adjusted to it. I love how soft they are and how luxurious they feel on my skin. Another added perk I discovered is that when I clean them in the afternoon or evening, they are dry by the next morning. Having a dry time of less than 12 hours as opposed to my Sephora Classic #45 brush taking 3-4 DAYS before it is fully dry tells me they are a higher grade synthetic that is absorbing much less water during cleansing and therefor also product during use. I did experiment a couple times with using the Hakuho-do brushes to apply my liquid foundation which I almost never wear anyway. However, I am so used to using a Beauty Blender to apply the liquid that I would have to practice more to really get the hang of this before I could really say how well they performed with liquid applications. BeautyBlender and BB Micro-Mini: Like I said, I almost never wear my liquid foundation currently but when I do decide to, my full sized BB is truly on the Holy Grail list for application. I can build coverage as needed, and while it did take a little bit of experimentation to learn, I chalk that up to never having used anything similar prior to picking this up. I use the MicroMini for application and blending of concealer pretty much daily and love it too.  As for eye brushes and pretty much anything besides those three and the BBs, I am still looking for replacements for my old ones. I can still use the old ones as needed until I can find some I truly love but got caught up in other things and haven't gotten to look around at options at all.       Almost forgot: the other thing I am desperately in need of is some inspiration for travel brushes. Do you have minis you like or do you take your full size brushes with you when you travel? For those of you that have a mini set for traveling with, what do you use?  If I have forgotten anything else you feel is relevant, feel free to add that in too! 
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SjDavis / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I like to use the Sephora Classic Multitasker brush for my liquid foundation, and a small sephora set with eye brushes. The eye brushes travel really well because they c... see post
Q. foundation i need help
I need help finding the right foundation colors for nars all day foundation and the makeup forever HD stick foundation. I am currently using the foundation of marc jacobs in 28 and light beige in too faced born this way 
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Q. Is it annoying to return something?
I work in retail, so the last thing I want is to be annoying but I just bought the Nars matte tinted moisturizer for oily skin and just absolutely hate it. I should've asked for a sample but I love the brand so much that I trusted it would work great, especially after seeing some reviews on youtube. When I put it on this morning I could just tell the consistency was off as I was applying and then literally 15 minutes after I applied it, it started settling into my pores so bad. I have a lot of pores around my nose and chin area and it looked really bad, and it settled in certain areas of my skin but then got really really oily and pretty much disappeared in other areas. I'm so disappointed in the product, and I hate the thought of having paid 45 dollars for something I really dislike. I really don't want to be annoying though, what do you guys recommend I do? Should I return it, or should I keep it and try mixing other foundations or stuff with it? Will I be annoying if I return it?
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HALL OF FAMER BlueEyeAli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Return it! The staff are (generally) awesome about returns, they will ask you if its used so they know how to handle it after your return but I have never had a problem ... see post
Q. Makeup for beginner.
Hello everyone It's my birthday and my friend gave me a $50 Sephora gift card (so nice of him). I'm 22. I don't know anything about makeup and never wore makeup before (I actually did a few times but didn't feel confident or pretty at all). So with this gift, I think it's a good idea to start learning.  For my first purchase ever, what should I buy to utilize the money. I may chip in my own money but I don't want to do anything too crazy since I don't know anything yet. I don't want to spend all the money to get like 1 full-size product, so I think the gift set may be a good idea. What do you guys think. If I bought the gift set, should I get a lipsticks set or the mini makeup set which has a little bit of everything? I saw the Dandelion makeup set from Benefit and I find it really cute, or something like that. For the rest, I may have to experience first with drug store products before spending money on expensive stuff at Sephora, don't you think so?  Also, I feel kinda intimidated stepping into the store. Do you have any advice how I can take advantage of the help of the makeup artists in store? Should I tell them I don't know anything and please give me advice on what to buy?  Lastly, what should I ask to get for the first 3 free samples with my purchase? Skincare, foundation? I have no idea lol.  I hope someone would answer my question. Thank you so much for your help. Rachel
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BEAUTY MAVEN ellie50 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Happy Birthday!  What a wonderful gift from your friend. I agree with the other poster who cautioned against going in on a weekend if you want a makeup artist to help yo... see post
Q. Prom makeup!
Hi, I'm trying to decide how to do my makeup for my senior prom! I usually do more edgy looks but for prom I'm probably going to tone it down some.  I have blonde hair (w/ dirty blonde roots), hazel eyes, and I'm pretty pale. My dress has gold beading, so since gold compliments hazel eyes I'm thinking of incorporating that as a shadow or liner? My main goal is to have flawless skin for photos but I usually struggle with redness or small breakouts. Any advice is appreciated!     
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi BeautyBabe42,   First off, this dress is gorgeous! You are going to look amazing no matter what makeup you are wearing!    I definitely think incorporating go... see post
Q. New hair color, new makeup -- Need suggestions!
New hair color, new makeup!   I recently went from cool blonde to super cool gray with dark roots. I love the hair but am having trouble adjusting my makeup. While I have kept my foundation and blush the same, I really do need to do something with my eye makeup.     Thanks for your suggestions! Gabriellle  
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Gabrielle,   That is some beautiful, eye-catching hair! I love it!    I don't think you need to make any drastic eye makeup changes, if you're like me you pro... see post
Q. Makeup brands?
Hey, I'm 14 going on 15 and I was wondering what type of makeup brands are appropriate for me to wear? 
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BEAUTY WHIZ dmichelle1 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A. Hey ctoner, I'd start with drugstore products, mostly for the lower price point! Physicians Formula is really great. Has SO many non-irritating products from foundation t... see post
Q. Is the Sephora $250 survey legitimate?
The survey once you complete it asks you if you want to enter the sweepstakes. I said yes, but then it asked all these private information like your address, phone number, and all that jazz. I'm just wondering if it's safe to enter? As in the info won't be sent out to the public, used to send spam mail and etc. I really want to enter but I'm just scared of what might happen.
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kanha / RISING STAR / answered
A. The surveys run every year. It can be found on your receipt OR if you prefer you can also enter without filling out a survey. you'll need to read the rules to get to the... see post
Q. The best 'Benefit' products?
Hey, guys! I'm starting to fall in love with Benefit... seems like every product I try smells great and does what it says. I got the boxed face powder in Georgia in a set with Heart Throb for Christmas and I fell in love! Since then, I've got a mini of That Gal face primer and I want more. So, I want to know, what are your favorite Benefit products? I'm not sure what I should work on purchasing next. What would you consider their 'breakthrough' products?  Which one of their Liquid Highlighters would you recommend for extremely pale skin?   Are their skincare products any good? If you can answer any of these questions it'd help me out a bunch! (:  They seem to have so many different things, I'd just like to know whats really worth it- wish I could afford it all!     xoxopeccavi   
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HALL OF FAMER ssmittys / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hey peccavi!   Benefit is such a great brand! Aside from the super fun packaging, their products work REALLY well, and the price point is great too!! Products that I h... see post
Q. Best eyeshadow?
I was wondering, overall, which company has the best eyeshadow?
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HALL OF FAMER islandqt / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. luckily for us beauty junkies there are lots of brands out there that do quality products. here are some of my faves. I'll try to be as specific as possible: Best Shade... see post
Q. Makeup
Does Foundation really break you out? If so do face primers help with protecting your face?
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HALL OF FAMER chsu2016 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Foundation itself does not break you out.  It depends on the skin type of each individual person.  If an oily person wears oil based or silicone based makeup and applies... see post
Q. what is the best primer for dry acne skin
I need a good primer for my dry skin that won't leave me feeling greasy and wont clog my pores. What should I use?
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR Finlet / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / answered
A. I have dry skin (especially on my chin and around my nose!) and I use NARS Pore Refining Primer, and I find it actually helps moisturize me skin! And considering how ter... see post
Q. What Is Your Favorite Indie Brand?
It might sound dumb but I am tired of going online daily and seeing URBAN DECAY, MAC, ELF, and even the word "SALE" in my emails.  I want to check out some indie makeup brands that most people do not know of, but sadly when I look online all I see is Colourpop, Dose of Colors, or Limecrime. Between you me and the four walls I do not refer to them as indie brands anymore since they're so popular and almost every beauty lover knows of the two brands. Kinda looking for hidden gems!  If you'd like list the specific product too!   Wasn't sure were to post this btw!
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HALL OF FAMER stephfefe / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. For makeup the only one I can think of is Kiko Cosmetics (currently in Italy and there's a Kiko on every other block), they have some stores now in the US and they now s... see post
Q. Help for the Shade for Highlighting Powder Foundation from MAKE UP FOREVER
I'm looking for a Powder Foundation for Highlighting. Not those glowy product, but a tinted setting powder instead. I'm now using the MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Foundatin color 120 soft sand, and I'm thinking to get the MAKE UP FOR EVER  Pro Finish Multi-Use Powder Foundation in a lighter color for highlighting. Does anyone know which shade I should use? Or is there any other tinted powder foundation will be good for highliting and in what shade?  
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Q. URGENT! PLZ HELP! Which shade am I in Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Foundation?
I typically where MAC STUDIO FIX POWDER PLUS FOUNDATION in C3/C4/N5. Which shade would best match my complexion in Marc Jacobs remarkable foundation?  My skin tone is olive/neutral.  However, my face is much lighter than the rest of my body and I am easily able to pull off the C4 mac powder, but I could never get away with using their liquid foundation in C4.  Below is a picture of my complexion.  No filters or retouching.  No flash either.
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Q. White Bumps On Lipsticks?? Is it mold or what??!
i noticed that there were little white bumps on some of my lipsticks and have no idea if it's just old or its oxidation from a chemical reaction due to weather change.  I'm afraid to use my lipsticks because I don't know what it is.  I didn't know if it's mold growing on it, but it looks unpleasant.     I even compared my oldest lipstick (about 2 years old but still barely used) and it doesn't have anything.  It looks new.  Then the ones that have the little bumps were just bought less than a year.  I don't know what to do.  HELP!
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BEAUTY WHIZ angi77 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / answered
A.  It just looks like some separation, like sweat.  Sometimes lipsticks do that because of fluctuations in temperature or age.  Kind of like how chocolate bars sometimes g... see post
Q. Dupe for NYX Round Lipstick in Chaos?
Hi! Just wondering if anyone knows color similar to NYX Chaos? I luv the color, hate the round lipstick formula. It's too creamy and transfers too easily.    
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BEAUTY PRO fwarocks / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. This bloggers page might have some dupes for you. She was actually looking for a dupe for UD's Ms Mia Wallace, and Nyx Chaos is listed with the swatches.  https://awork... see post