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Q. Foundation for flawless skin/cover up acne
Hi! I'm fourteen years old and am on the market for a new foundation. My skin is pretty normal, but I do get oily in the T zone. I have a lot of redness in my cheeks and some acne. I am currently using the Maybelline Fit Me Foundation and I'm really impressed. It does a fantastic job covering up my redness. The only thing is, it doesn't exactly cover up my acne well. It covers the redness, but you can still see the bumps on my skin. I want something similar to Maybelline Fit Me, but will give me higher coverage and cover all my acne. I want a flawless finish that still looks natural. Also, I don't have a lot of money to spend so something on the lower end of prices would be great. Drugstore or high end is fine. Thanks in advance!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi sophcorbs,   Even though some of the foundations sold at Sephora are at a higher price point than some drugstore options, you will find that higher quality produc... see post
Lip Liner Help!!!!!!!
Hi!! I need some lip-liner help!!! I've had Kat-Von D's Liquid Lipstick Vampira for 2 weeks and I love love the shade but I haven't used it with any lipliner!! and I would love to try it!! Is their any good shades of liner any of you can recommend me?! I would really really love it!!  
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BEAUTY PRO makeitup305 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
If you want to make it extra vampy ~pun intended~ you should try Mac's Nightmoth lip liner  see post
Liquid / cream / mousse foundations similar to MUFE Matte #110?
Hi everyone! Here's some quick background about me and what I'm looking for:   I have very pale skin and problems with redness and oiliness. My favorite foundation used to MUFE Matte Velvet in #15 (Alabaster), which matches my skin wonderfully. BUT, more recently, my skin has become a lot drier and I'm having to stay away from matte foundations. I like the coverage and feel of MUFE HD Invisible, but the lightest shade doesn't match Matte Velvet 15.   Other foundations I've tried / am trying: -Shiseido The Makeup Dual Balancing in I20: Like the feel, wrong shade/tone -Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation in 00: A little bit thinner than MUFE HD, but a better shade for me   So, I'm wondering what super pale foundations out there people with difficult combination skin/assorted problems have tried and liked? I'm considering giving Givenchy Photo Perfect foundation or Urban Decay's Naked a try based on what I've read in this forum, but I'm on the fence. Of these two and any others you can think of, what would be most comparable to the coverage offered by MUFE HD Invisible Cover?   Secondly, I do have some MAC Face and Body in white that I mix with my existing too-dark foundations, but I'm finding it's a little too watery and causes my foundation not to blend well on my skin. Are there any similar pure white foundations that aren't as watery that people like?
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BEAUTY BUFF dreambean / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
 I can definitely sympathize with your problems finding a light enough foundation! I'm blindingly pale myself, so I know the struggle well ;~; I also have MUFE Matte Vel... see post
My foundation routine always looks cakey! Help!
Hello!   I'm 20, with fair skin and I have oily/sensitive acne prone skin, and I have yet to find a decent foundation routine. I have large pores on my cheeks, a ton of blackheads and rough skin on my forehead, like sort of checkered fine lines if that makes any sense. Every single foundation routine I've tried so far just accentuates the awful look of my skin, no primers, that I've tried seem to make any difference. Does anyone have any tips/brushes/makeup products to suggest? They all need to be long-lasting as well, preferably a luxury one, I never seem to like drugstore ones.   Products I've tried: -Beauty blender -Stippling Brush -Revlon Colorstay -Lacome Teint Idol -Covergirl ready set gorgeous -Loreal Tru Match -Loreal Tru Match lumiere -Two Faced Primed and Poreless -Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer -Smashbox photofinish -The porefessional -MAC studio fix powder -Lancome LaBase pore primer -Clinique Superprimer -Laura mercier translucent powder -MUFE Skin equalizer step 1 smoothing -Benefit Hello Flawless powder   Thanks so much!  
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BEAUTY MAVEN Luna815 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
Hi There! Sounds like some problems I've had with my skin! I've stepped up my skin care since I never used to do much with it and that helped a ton but it sounds like y... see post
What is the best eye shadow primer?
BEAUTY BOSS mixe / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I really like UD's primer potion. :) see post
Anastasia BH VS Kat Von D Contour
I think both of these contour and highlight palettes are gorgeous but I seriously have no idea which one to buy! I don't live close to a Sephora location, making it harder to swatch the colours on myself to see which one would look better. Help please! I have fair skin with a cool undertone.    { Anastasia Beverly Hills   Contour Kit in Light to Medium} { Kat Von D   Shade + Light Contour Palette}    Edit: While I do want the palette that best fits fair skin with a cool undertone, I also need it for the powders to look natural and not so harsh/super defined. {Make sense? Haha}
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BEAUTY BOSS studz / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I'm fair with pink undertones. I only own the Anastasia palette. I love it. I fell in love with it the first time I used it. Honestly the only shade I don't use on mysel... see post
Share Space for DIY Buxom Palettes
UPDATE: I had an allergic reaction when I applied this product to my eye area.  Luckily, I tested it on just one of my eyelids so only one is irratated and burning instead of both. I will be the first to admit that I do have sensitive skin but eye makeup has never aggravated me before, only lipsticks and skincare items.  I am shocked right now, very uncomfortable, and very unhappy.   I am returning this item.  I hope the rest of you do not have the skin reaction that I did!     Original post: As some of you may already be aware, Buxom has an awesome new product that allows you to easily create your own palette with any six colors as of your choosing.    I thought we could all share our custom palettes & swatches!     Swatches in the spoiler! Spoiler (Highlight to read) I found these to be more on the sheer side.  I used several brush stokes of each eye shadow to build up the color in my swatches.
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I finally ventured over to take a look and the only eyeshadow I must have is the ONLY one OOS.  Guess everyone else feels the same way.  Darn you like minded thinkers.  ... see post
Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk match
hi.  I would love to try the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation but since it's only sold online I am not sure what color to order.  I am currently using the Diorskin Nude Air serum in color 010.
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HALL OF FAMER butterblume / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
That's the palest one in Dior, and it means your color IQ number is 3Y01. The palest one in the GA luminous silk is color 2, which is color iq number 3Y02, so it should ... see post
Eyeliner
Which type do you prefer. I personally use more pencils.. am I missing out? Also, anyone ever skip the eyeliner and just use shadow on the lash line?   Thanks
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BEAUTY BOSS mixe / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I just use eyeshadow on my upper lash line for my work-week look because its softer and better suited to my office environment, but for evenings and weekends, I like to ... see post
Best eye makeup remover for Ciate Triple Shot
Love the Ciate Triple Shot mascara but it is impossible to completely remove using Sephora eye makeup remover (rubbing,washing, rubbing again) anyone tried anything else as I'm tired of using so much remover and cotton pads everyday
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neacail / NEWCOMER / replied
I like Clinique's Take The Day Off Makeup Remover For Lids, Lashes & Lips and BI-FACIL - Double-Action Eye Makeup Remover by Lancome.   They're both two "two-part" (fo... see post
Just had custom makeover - Really want to love my new Hourglass products
I've been using bare minerals for years and decided I need something with more coverage. I just recently had a custom makeover and I LOVED how the sephora makeup artist did my makeup - my skin looked flawless and airbrushed! I have combination oily skin with large pores on my nose and a few dark spots from acne. I purchased all of the products she used on me - hourglass mineral veil primer, hourglass foundation and brush, hourglass ambient light bronzer and nars creamy concealer among a few other things.....   I CANNOT redo my makeup the same way!! It settles in my pores immediately, and my face basically becomes an oil slick by lunchtime, especially my nose and forehead! What am I doing wrong? I'm so upset bc I love how she did my makeup and these hourglass products are not cheap! I really want to love everything I just bought!    Help!! Thanks all!   
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I was on Youtube today for the first time in a long time and it suggested I watch this video about a Sephora makeover.  I am not really familiar with Youtube stars, so I... see post
Promo
I need the best promo code to use
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BEAUTY BUFF Boadicea / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
If you like mascara, the promo code for Guerlain's Maxi Lash is nice. I think it's GUERLAINFB. It's my HG mascara.    The Bobbi Brown trio was awesome but it's expired... see post
Q. Lip help!!!
I never wear anything on my lips and want to start. Need color suggestions. Nothing too bold. I gotta start slow. I'm a rookie. Lol. My lips always get lost in pics. I have blue eyes and brown hair. Thanks xoxo
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HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I also think Dior Addict Lip Glow would be a great way to start. It feels like a really nice balm, and works with your lips to create a customized, natural pink (or peac... see post
New best thing
I really need to get new makeup and I want to know what your favorite thing is that you ordered from sephora
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shesleaningin1 / NEWCOMER / replied
Hands down the Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Eyeliner in the color Penny Lane   http://www.sephora.com/always-sharp-waterproof-kohl-liner-P380998?keyword=SMASH... see post
Foundation Shade
I am needing help finding a shade in Kat Von D Lock It foundation. I am Fairly Light in Bare Minerals, and Nude in Revlon Colorstay. Thanks!
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi katgrl33,   I would also recommend Light 44 in the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation as this is a very similar shade to the other shades you are currently using.    ... see post
Diorshow - New Formula Review
Hello BT!     Disclosure:   I was very lucky to have received a gift a little while ago from Sephora and Dior to try the new, reformulated Diorshow mascara. Here is my review below!   There was a great review from annec322 recently, too, and some others.  We had a death in the family  that took some time and prevented me from posting sooner, so I know this is bit like old news. However, the extended time before posting the review has given me a chance to use it daily and so I probably have more to say than if I'd used it just once or twice.  This was a VIBR exclusive online but now appears to be available to all for purchase.  The last time I used Diorshow, it was actually a blue, that I used primarily on the tips of my eyelashes. Anyway, on to my experience with the new Diorshow in 090 Black. Here is the package, the one I got has the traditional box (on the left) with a sleeve on the outside to show results and the new packaging, which claims (from Sephora website): "The patented Air-Lock™ wiper prevents the formula from being in contact with the air, keeping the mascara from drying in the tube, thereby allowing for fresh application day after day."       I really love the huge, full brush.  My typical favorites are traditionally mascaras like Urban Decay Perversion, Marc Jacobs Omega, etc. so a big difference I noticed right away is that the Diorshow is not as "wet" a formula as those are.  However, that doesn't diminish it's performance.  I really liked it and here are the top reasons why (because I like lists):  1. I found it to be extremely clump-free and smooth to apply, even multiple coats 2. It is lengthening and volumizing and one coat is plenty, but two gives even a bit more volume 3. The tapered tip allows you to reach the inner and outer corner lashes easily 4.  It wears all day on me (no primer was used) with absolutely no smudging or flaking whatsoever.   I often get some flaking from other formulas but just thought that was normal! 5.  It removes easily with any face washes I've tried, without any special removers, and without having to pull or tug at all.  I didn't realize how nice this was until I realized my bath towel doesn't get covered with black smudges.   I have some pics below of me with no mascara, with one coat of Diorshow and then with two coats of Diorshow.  Not too much difference is obvious in the pictures between one and two coats. Just for reference, I don't ever curl my lashes and in these pictures, wearing no lash primer. As has been mentioned before, it does have a floral scent to it, but for me, it's not a bother and I only smelled it in the tube/wand - no smell at all once on my eyes.   Please ignore my messy hair!  Looking back, I should have done something with it, though I kept my makeup minimum so you could see my lashes a little better.  I also probably should have tried a different angle because my eyes are so hooded, but I wanted to get this posted.     Anyway, thanks for reading, and thanks to Dior and Sephora for letting me try this!  Although I received this one for free, I would definitely purchase on my own in the future based on how well it performed.     No Mascara:    One Coat New Diorshow Mascara:    2 Coats New Diorshow Mascara: 
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BEAUTY GURU sister13 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
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Which Benefit Cheek Stain?
I have oily skin and makeup just fades away even with primer. I am interested in the Benefit cheek stains. I was wondering if you have any advice as to which one looks best on people with red hair, pale skin, and freckles?
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HALL OF FAMER notcreative / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
My hair is blonde, but I have freckles and palish skin.  Lollitint is my favorite.  In this old thread, I am wearing it.  I also have swatches of all the others.  As you... see post
What Shade to I Buy?
I would like to purchase the NARS Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer and the Creamy Concealer, but I do not know what shades I should purchase.  However, I do know that my Color IQ  Color Match is 1Y07.  Thanks for your help.
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melissabt BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi anastasia3030,   Based on your Color IQ, I recommend Custard - yellow tone for light to medium complexion .   http://www.sephora.com/radiant-creamy-... see post
MAC 239 dupe
Hi All, Anyone have an idea about a dupe for the Brush 239 by Mac in sephora store? This is a basic brush really for laying down and patting on color on the lid. 
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RandeeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi ClaireCh,   I recommend trying the Sephora Collection Classic Must Have Powder Shadow Brush #60.         see post
Everyday Face Makeup Recommendation
What brand and/or product would you recommend for an everyday face foundation or bb cream. I will be starting Nursing school in the fall and want to have a quick routine so that I look presentable. I have acne and scarring  but hope that they clear up with the Retin A by the time I start school. I want something that is about medium coverage.? I can never stand light coverage. Also, maybe long-ish wearing because of my oily skin.    I have no idea what to use. i am so used to full coverage foundations.
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BEAUTY MASTER clemon / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I am a big fan of powder make up for quick applications,no pumping foundation to the back of your hand, no dirty finger if you are applying with your fingers or no time ... see post
What concealer/foundation is good for me??
Hello I'm a teenager; my face is very dry and has some bad acne spots. I have very fair skin so I like to cover my face to reduce redness and cover acne marks. Any good products that I should look into? I've tried Makeup Forever (too heavy) and Stilla CC Cream (not my color). Any help please?
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BEAUTY WHIZ aaks1985 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I'd say start your search with a tinted moisturizer with "oil free" ingredients only - you are young and need to think long term about your combination skin (dry with ac... see post
Lip Gloss Replacement
Hello!  I just discovered that my most favorite summer lip gloss, Makeup Forever Lab Shine, no longer exists   What is a good equivalent?
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi MissMeliss3,   Have you tried MUFE's Plexi-Gloss? If you liked the Lab Shine you'll probably like these as well, they're very popular with gloss fanatics, and for... see post
Nars Santa Fe / DiorSkin Nude Air Serum
Hello! What color is equivalent to Nars Santa Fe Powder Foundation in Diorskin Nude Air Serum SPF20? Thank you!
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Pressed Powder Suggestions?
I need a new pressed powder. Any suggestions?   Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO BlueEyeAli / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
No problem! Glad you liked it! see post
Concealer Shade
When you are purchasing a concealer, do you want to buy a lighter or darker shade to that of your foundation?
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Smiley!   Is your question about an undereye concealer to cover dark circles, or a concealer to use on the face to cover any marks/blemishes?   1.  Undereye conce... see post
Adventures in lipstick land...
We are going on vacay soon so I decided it would probably be smart for me to get some waterproof mascara. I wanted to get it from Ulta so I could redeem some points for a few dollars off. I decided on Tarte's Lights, Camera, Splashes. It's not as dynamic as the Guerlain I've been using, but it's still good. I would've gotten the waterproof Guerlain, but no one carries it and I don't have time to order it.    ANYWAY- I have a purple streak in my hair and I've been wanting to try a purple lipstick (or gloss) to accent it. So I tried a few at Ulta. I was excited about UD's new glosses. But I tried a sample I got from Ipsy and the color payout wasn't that great. Plus it's GLOSS. Not my favorite. So on a bit of a whim, I purchased Too Faced's Melted Villain. It's dark but it's definitely purple.    It's going to take some getting used to. But I pretty much feel that way every time I get a new shade of lipstick. So hopefully I will be rocking this one (out of the house) soon.    Does anyone have any tips on wearing this shade? I'm currently wearing it with Stila's kitten eye shadow with Bobbi Brown's Cement (a glitter shade) on top. I really like it. Is it too much to wear it with a purple shirt? I like the combination, but not everyone is as into Matchy-Matchy as I am.    What colors of clothing would you wear with it?  TIA 
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HALL OF FAMER TheSocialQuota / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The color ran on me when I tested it on my hand, so you may want to use a lip liner to grab it. The other colors didn't do that so I found it odd.   Pick up Voodoo or ... see post
Q. Foundation Help me choose!
Hi. I am having the worst time trying to pick my next foundation purchase. My number one requirement is that it is long lasting, but additional criteria includes light weight and/or medium- light buildable coverage, not dewy- I need something natural or matte. I have true combo skin, but I don't want something that is too drying. I found estee lauder double wear light to be too heavy, and a bit drying for reference. For the record, I did look up reviews (which every single one has a lot of good and then several terrible ones) and I searched, but all the searches that came up for long lasting also wanted full coverage and/or needed to cover a lot. I have a tiny bit of hyperpigmentation on my upper cheeks, but aside from that, I don't need anything too heavy. I would appreciate it so much if I could get some of your opinions, since I value the opinions of the girls on BT more than the average review- you ladies know what you are talking about! (Other info: I have tried Tarte- too heavy, cakey, Teint Idole is okay but I want to try something else. Also, I hate primers and have never tried one that works well under foundation for me. I've tried several and most of them suck all the oil out of my face and make my skin look really dry, while others caked up underneath and/or made my foundation roll.) Oh, also, I don't care if the suggestion is Sephora brand or something else. Sorry so long, just trying to get all the details in. Thank you so much!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @karma3p80,   Have you tried the Yves Saint Laurent Fusion Ink Foundation SPF18? This foundation is incredibly lightweight! It feels like you're not wearing anyth... see post
What is the best lip plumper?
that has collagen in it?
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ZannaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi CeeJay12,   I would highly recommend the Murad Rapid Collagen Infusion For Lips!  This ground-breaking lip formula infuses lips with collagen amino acids to help ... see post
What is a good primer
I have pretty normal skin with a few dry patches around my nose and in the crease of my chin. I'm looking for a good primer that will help my makeup stay on longer especially when i'm outside all day in the heat. I have tried porefessional but it made me breakout. & I'm currently using NARS luminous weightless for my foundation. Any suggestions?
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HALL OF FAMER lovelykatya / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The primers that I have been very impressed with for are Hourglass Mineral veil primer and MUFE Step 1 Hydrating primer . With the Hydrating primer I notice that my dry... see post