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thoughts on the new Laura Mercier Oil Free Photo Edition foundation?
hey! so recently i've been loving this new foundation. prior to finding it, i was obsessed with Double Wear. Just looking to hear people's thoughts on the new foundation/if anyone has has switched from Double Wear to this! <3
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How long do unopened mascara samples last?
Title says it all.  Just wondering how long I can keep unopened sample size mascaras around before they start to dry up.  Thanks.
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You mean unintentionally awesome!  Yeah... I know how that is.  I just bought the Smashbox lip pencil in violet and magenta, and I'm thinking: do I really need this?  Wh... see post
Face/Blotting Powder
Hello all I would like to try a new powder. I've been using Cover FX Blotting powder in medium over my foundation and BB cream. My skin type is oily that's why I would like a powder or blotting powder whatever they are called these days lol. Thanks for the help! Also if you could recommend a face brush along with the powder that would be great. 
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I almost found my HG foundation, and there's Bismuth Oxychloride.
Oh god.  Today, I tried out Benefit Hello Flawless foundation sample I've got weeks ago. Recently, I was actively searching for a foundation that suits me better than Nars Sheer glow and was considering between Chanel and TF. When I applied this HF foundation, I thought I found my HG foundation. It was really the best foundation I've ever worn...so smooth, right coverage, my skin looked flawless! and...   After washing my face, I found some red bumpy breakouts (whitehead-ish, something you can easily pop up, not a big inflammatory one) on my face...and when was the last time this happened to me? It was when I used Bare Minerals mineral powder foundation. Wait, is this Bismuth Oxychloride? I did my research, and yes, there you are!    I'm just so sad. I immediately ordered this foundation from Sephora since I just knew! it's the perfect foundation..but didn't know that it's that plus Bismuth Oxychloride. I was just a step away, and now I know I have to return it. SO SAD! 
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Contouring & Highlighting
Hey Girls!   I've been looking into the highlight & contouring style these days, I've watched videos on how to do it myself. I'm not very good at it either, and I am a beginner with that technique. So I'd like to advance my makeup skills.    What do you suggest I use? I hate anything that comes in a powder palette. I prefer creamy palettes. Any advice will do.    Thank You :-)
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
If youre just begining maybe give a powder palette a try. They are super easy to use and can be done quickly and look amazing. You can layer it on over top of your found... see post
What shade to try in Laura Mercier foundation since I'm fair and pink undertoned...
Hi! I was wanting to try a  Mercier tinted moisturizer but since I am a fair redhead and I know I'm tough to match I'm not sure which shade to order. I use Make Up Forever HD in 110 in winter and 115 in summer if that helps. Have any ideas?
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Has anyone tried dior nude air!?
  Has anyone tried this foundation? Would you recommend it for someone with dry skin? If not, any other foundation recommendations to give u a flawless finish? Thank you!!
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BEAUTY BUFF amessimer / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Hey KristinaLG! I haven't tried that specific one but I have tried Dior Nude & I absolutely LOVE IT! I was skeptical at first because I felt like I was paying for the br... see post
How to use the laura mercier eye art artists palette
I just bought this new spring palette at the VIB sale. It is beautiful has lovely colors & creamy texture. I would love to get a few ideas on how to use it fora few different looks.
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BEAUTY PRO over60andfab / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I have had my eye on this palette and the temptation is getting to be too much!! Thank you for sharing your ideas on how to use this- these colors are lovely on you! ... see post
Is the Addict It-Lash And Lipstick Set worth it?
SPECIAL GUEST gmainesikat / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
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Pressed Powder Recommendation
Can you recommend a great pressed powder especially to use to prevent midday shine? I've used MAC in the way past but haven't needed it as much as my skin ages and has become more dry. However, lately I have leaned more towards the natural & mineral make-up brands to deal w/my sensitive and more reactive skin.  It could be my moisturizer but I seem to have more shine, especially on my forehead now during the day.  I have fair to light medium skin w/red undertones. 
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IT GIRL shal / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
Yes! The Cocoa Powder Foundation is THE best I have found for controlling oil. I have normal to combo skin, and this powder is amazing - no shine and no irritation (I te... see post
Dior Star
is the dior star foundation supposed to be long lasting? on the box it says to reapply every 2 hours
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HALL OF FAMER heartsmyface / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Really?  That's unusual.     I am am unfamiliar with Dior Star but does it have sunscreen?   That's usually the rule with sunscreen for it to be fully effective.   see post
Best brush for applying powder highlighter?
Hi everyone!    I've been on the hunt for a good brush that applies the right amount of highlighter. Any suggestions would be much appreciated!!   Thanks in advance
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BEAUTY MAVEN ImHisAngel / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I also use the Real Techniques setting brush see post
Which Anastasia contour palette is best for medium tan skin?
For reference, I use Bare Minerals medium tan original powder foundation.
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mklange2 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thanks for your help! I know that a lot of people like the banana color from the light to medium palette for highlighting under the eyes. Would the light to medium palet... see post
Always thought I was yellow toned, but was recommended a pink toned product
I'm curious on what you ladies would do.  I've always thought foundation products with a very slight yellow hue match my skin best (I've been 1Y07 or 1Y06 when using colorIQ in stores).  But when I talked to a Cover FX rep at the Rouge event she thought my tones were more pink and convinced me to buy the P30.  In fairness, the G30 was WAY too yellow for my skin so I was thinking I'd be more of a neutral in this line.  She only tested the product on my neck since I had a full face of makeup on and it seemed fine but I'm nervous.  I explained my hesitation to her for all the reasons above and she said just to return it if I didn't like it, but I try to use that only as a very last resort.   What would you do?
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HALL OF FAMER jozkid / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have the MUFE in 117 and didn't like it. I think 115 would've been better on me. God, this is maddening, isn't it? see post
Best face brush set?
I currently own Eco Tools brushes but am looking to invest in a high end brush set. I am not really interested in eye brushes because I do own a Kat Von D set. I was looking more more for a powder brush, blush brush, bronze brush, contour brush and a highlight brush. Any recommendations or suggestion of your favorite set? Thank you in advance!!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @rodriguesv,   I agree with @HoneydewK! I usually buy my brushes individually. My favorite brush is the SEPHORA COLLECTION Classic Multitasker Powder Brush #45! I... see post
Color match
I use color 320 Bisque W for Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24H. What color should I use for Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Octinoxate?  
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @zliu09,   Based on the foundation you currently wear, I recommend the Giorgio Armani Maestro Fusion Makeup Octinoxate Sunscreen SPF 15 in #6. #6 will be slightly... see post
Dose of Colors Terra Collection In Stock Now!
I just ordered it! Yay!!
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HALL OF FAMER guzelkiz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! see post
Best shade of Lipliner
I am currently using the Aqua Rouge lipstick from Makeup  Forever in Rosewood.  What would be the best lipliner for that color?
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I'd go with the aqua rouge lip pencil in 2C, also called Rosewood.  They made the lip liners to match with the lip pencils so I don't see a reason to reinvent the wheel.... see post
Mixers for Cover FX Drops?
Hi all!  I have the new Cover FX Drops and, so far, really like using them with my Paula's Choice SPF moisturizers.  I can get any level of coverage I want along with the benefits of moisturizer and SPF.   Just curious, though, what skincare or primer products (hopefully with SPF) have been tried by others to obtain a satin finish with the drops.   Looking forward to answers on this-great product!    
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HALL OF FAMER malday / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I found that mixing with my NARS did nothing also haha. I think the NARS foundation is just already so pigmented that it's kind of the same. see post
Lightest BB or CC Cream
Hello, I could use some recommendations, have never used a BB or CC cream before. Is there something out there that I could order online & have it be the right shade? I am 67 with fair, normal-to-dry skin. When I've used tinted moisturizers in the past, I usually get a very light shade. For 3 years, I've been using Jane Iredale loose powder in "Satin". It has great coverage, but I'm getting kind of tired of it. I am not sure whether to try a BB or a CC. If I put powder over it, I don't need SPF in the cream. Mainly I'd like to brighten, cover redness & reduce the appearance of large pores. Thanks for any help! (I was about to choose Clinique Age Defense & then read too many reviews saying it was heavy & difficult to apply).
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BEAUTY SAVANT HoneydewK / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Banila.co cc cream is really light, although it doesn't really have much coverage. It covers mild redness but wouldn't cover troubles if you have any. It's not drying at... see post
Under-Eye Setting Powder
I am looking for a good under-eye setting powder.  I know that Jaclyn Hill uses or well most beauty youtuber's use the Anastasia Beverly Hills Banana Powder but that comes in the palette and they don't seem to sell it just by itself.  The Anastasia seems to be the most popular I have seen when I watch makeup videos online.   Are there any other ones that are just as good but not in a palette?
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HALL OF FAMER SirensSong / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I tried setting my under eyes with Banana and find that it creases horribly! I don't even have wrinkles or dark circles under my eyes but with this powder, I feel my eye... see post
Eye shadow palette recommendations for large, brown, deep set in eyes?
With the 15% off love note going on, I'd like to pick up an eye shadow palette or 2 and am having a tough time finding something that I like and that's different! I have very deep set, but large brown eyes and have lighter/fair skin (with dark brown hair). Any time I apply colors like blues, purples, or greens - they tend to make me look like I have a black eye.  My go-to's are the Urban Decay naked palettes and I'd really like to try something with more color.   Last week, an SA at Sephora suggested Innerstellar by Kat Von D after I explained the situation. She showed me how the dark blue actually had a lighter iridescent payoff on the skin - but unfortunately, after getting home and applying, I didn't see anything like this and just my usual black eye :/.   . And not just something I get to gently apply on the outer corners that doesn't actually show up :/. Or am I just doomed to only being able to use color on my eyes in this one single way??
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BEAUTY MASTER plm95 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
What about the Laura Mercier Artist Palette? I think its still sold out online, but my local Sephora had a bunch in stock. It has plummy cool and warm neutrals. You migh... see post
Help with Koh Gen Do foundation color matching
I currently wear Koh Gen Do's Aqua foundation in shade 213. I love everything about it, but it is getting too light for summer. What color would be one shade darker but still have the same yellow undertone? 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi luxbeautyluv,   Koh Gen Do's Aqua Foundation does not come in any darker shades with the same undertone. I am very sorry about that. :(   If you are looking f... see post
All-Time Fav' Eyeshadow Palette
Okay so I am having the hardest time picking a really good pigmented eyeshadow palette.  Nothing overly expensive or anything.   What is everyone's all-time fav' eyeshadow palette that they would purchase over and over again and use basically on a daily basis?   I am hindu, so i have light-medium skin color.  Some shadow colors don't look that great on me. like dark browns as my skin is already in that area lol...if a palette were to have those i would use it just as a underline on my waterline if that makes sense.   i love colorful colors and matte colors and especially golds. But i am interested in ones that have a varity of colors yet that suit warm/cool toned skin i am neutral in that department.  and something that is not an over-sized palette lol.   any suggestionss????
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Jill1228 / NEWCOMER / replied
Naked palette (the original) see post
Mac vs Sephora Pro brushes
Anyone own both? I'm in the market for brushes and can't decide. Looking for a comparison. Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER itscarin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Yes I have both, but to compare them you need to talk about specific sizes/shapes.  In my experience, the Sephora Pro Brushes are really big.  They might be able to do a... see post
New foundation, concealer, and finishing powder NEEDED
I am looking for a new foundation that is moderate coverage, but does not leave a matte or a heavy powder appearance which seems to make fine lines and pores ten times worse. I am currently using Kat Von D Lock It Tattoo Foundation and not liking the finished product. I am also curious if using Dr. Jart+ CC Essence Balm, Dr. Jart+ BB Bounce Beauty Balm, AmorePacific Color Control Cushion Compact Broad Spectrum SPF 50+, or something similar to Lancôme MIRACLE CUSHION Liquid Cushion Compact Foundation. Also, I am looking for concealer other than the benefit watts up or benefit flawless brightning concealer. Open to other products. Finishing powders that wont amplify the current issues for setting my makeup? Too Faced Absolutely Invisible Candlelight Powder?
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SPECIAL GUEST olylyn18 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
No I havent, but I read it the product description, is there a color I should choose? I'm quite pale with pink undertone?  see post
Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue
Do I use bare minerals powder over the Bare Minerals Complexion Rescue? What about concelaer, I have dark undereye circles - Do I need a concelaler for dark circles while using Complexion Rescue?   Also, I wear Bare Minerals in Light. What would I use in Complexion Rescue?
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BEAUTY MAVEN ImHisAngel / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
I would try the Bare Minerals correcting concealer with the Complexion Rescue.  see post
BB cream
hi there my Sephora no longer sells Dr Jart BB cream, will someone please tell me why? thanks
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Redcherry,   I am sorry that your local store no longer sells the Dr. Jart BB Cream. I know that our inventory can differ at various stores. I don't have specific... see post
Eye base primer
I have tried both Urban Decay and Kat Von D's but neither help with that pop of color I am looking for. I have neutral tan skin and some colors (like from Kat Von D's Chrysalis) just don't show up the way I would like them to. It's funny because they look great on my arm but don't show up as well on my eyes.    I have also tried a white base one (NYX) and it was so so. Still not the results I was hoping for (or see in youtube videos).    Do you have a favorite? And how much do you put on? I have tried a light coating, slathered on, something in the middle, have applied with fingers, brushes, beautyblender and sigh, no pop.    Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi @AngelZ!   Lately, I've been using the Smashbox 24 Hour Photo Finish Shadow Primer and LOVE it! I've tried many different eyeshadow primers and this one seems to ... see post
Q. Foundation won't stay on? Help?
Hey Everyone,    I need some help and advice. I have a mixture of combination skin I have dry patches but throughout the day I get shiny due to my face producing oils. I always find with my foundation (YSL foundation) that it breaks down within 2 - 3 hours after applying it. I don't know if I should be using a specific type of primer, Im currently using a colour correcting one or if I should use a different powder to set my foundation.    Honestly I really just want to keep my foundation in place. I see all these ladies who have such flawless foundation throughout the whole day and I would love to know how they do it.   Thank you! 
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BEAUTY BOSS karma3p80 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I used to be just like that and I tried all kinds of primers, but none of them worked for me. Then, I realized that my face was just dehydrated, so no matter what I was ... see post