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Q. Contouring
My foundation shade is 3yo3 , What La Girl Concealer shade can i use for concealing & contouring. HELP??  
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Q. Foundation
I need help finding a foundation for everyday use. I have tried dozens and can not find the right one. I have read that for acne prone skin to try a tinted moisturizer but did not like the coverage it gave me. Everything I try either breaks me out or is not enough coverage. Help please!! 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @Jordy3,   Have you tried Lancome's Teint Idole Ultra 24H Long Wear Foundation? This foundation is  oil-free, fragrance-free, transfer-resistant, noncomedogenic,... see post
Q. Medium Coverage Foundation for Oily Skin
Hi everyone!  I was hoping you all could give me some recommendations for a good medium coverage, quick to apply, every day foundation.  For days when I need/want more coverage I use Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet+ which I love!  For days when I have less time or want less coverage I'm currently using Smashbox Camera Ready BB Cream.  I love the ease with which it can be applied but I'd like a bit more coverage as well as more help in controlling oil. I have very pale skin which has made foundation shopping difficult in the past (MUFE MV #15).  It seems like so many lines just don't offer shades light enough for my skin tone.  I have combination skin that tends to get pretty oily on my nose and chin.  Also, I use the Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer and, even though its expensive, I haven't found anything that works better. Thanks in advance for any recommendations!
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi LissLou,   I have oily combo skin too and I find my tzone almost impossible to stay matte, but I've found some products that are really helping!    For founda... see post
Q. Foundation match
  I am looking for a new foundation to purchase, unfortunately I don't exactly know my skin tone because I don't have any local Sephora stores. Currently I am using Dior star fluid foundation in the color 010 ivory. I was wondering what my color would be in the Kat Von D Lock it foundation and the Giorgi Armani Luminous silk foundation. Thanks! 
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi Diorgirlylover,   Your color IQ is 2Y02 based on your Dior foundation.   Your closest match in the Kat Von D Lock It Foundation would be Light 43 Warm (it wil... see post
Q. Lancome Tent Idole Ultra vs what else should I try?
I went to Sephora for a Custom Makeover on Friday, specifically looking for a new foundation. I'm 42, very oily skin, large pores, fine lines under the eyes and some moderate forehead lines. I'm looking for a foundation that provides moderate coverage (lighter than medium coverage), has a good matte finish, will last all day without breaking up, won't settle into the creases, and can be applied with a beauty blender or sponge.   The associate used Lancome Teint Idole Ultra foundation on me. It did stay all day for sure, but it felt like such heavy coverage I was wearing a mask and the finish was way too dewy, even with an oil control primer and setting it with Laura Mercier translucent setting powder.    What other foundations should I try? I have been using Benefit Hello Flawless Powder -- I love how light it feels and it starts with moderate coverage, but as soon as I get oily it looks terrible in the forehead wrinkles, breaks up and slips off my face. Even with primer and setting spray.   Thanks for the advice!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, @kimberlita!  I have been wearing the Lancome Teint Idole Ultra 24 foundation for the past couple of years.  My skin is combo/oily so this is probably not the best ... see post
Q. Best sheer lipstick? Thoughts on Surratt lipslique?
I'm looking for a new sheer lipstick, and have been using Bite Beauty's Lush Lip Tint and the Dior lip glow for a while now. I've also been using the Clarins lip product in the squeeze tube.   I'd love to try out a new sheer lipstick but I'm not too sure where to start.   Surratt's Lipslique has intrigued me (specifically Bandy, Hevyn, Nu De Soleil, and Gamine), but since there isn't a way to sample these near me I have no idea which color will work. Swatches online also don't help because they're arm swatches, and I need more reference points since I have warm olive skin.   I've tried YSL's sheer lipsticks but I'm not sure how in love with the color I was. Anybody have any other thoughts on sheer lipstick brands and colors?   If you've tried any of the Surratt lipsliques, what are your thoughts?
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BEAUTY MASTER nikki25gee / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I recently tried the Givenchy Le Rouge Perfecto Lip Balm, and it tints your lips just enough. I really like it :) I also like Dior's Lip Maximizer, but I don't get any c... see post
Q. LAURA MERCIER VS NARS !?
Which would you recommend? I have combination skin, I do not wear foundation everyday since I feel like it always is cakey/ clogging my face. It also looks very dry and flakey sometimes. I have tried so many different. (Laura Mercier, Tarte, Clinique, Makeup Forever, MAC, Low end foundations, Smashbox,etc) I cannot seem to find one I love. Ive heard good things about both NARS Luminous Weightless Foundation. Ive also heard good things about Laura Mercier Candleflow Foundation. My favorite thing to use right now is Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer. My perfect color is BISQUE. Which foundation would you recommend? and If recommending Nars which color is closest to Bisque? I Believe the description for bisque is Light with pink/yellow undertones. (Although I think I am sort of more medium toned) but it matches! Thanks !!!
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HALL OF FAMER simplycaren / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I have the exact same problems you have. I've tried everything. Different brushes, primers, foundations and I'm still unhappy. I did just recently find Tarte's new water... see post
Q. What's the best concealer for me to highlight with
Hi I use the born this way foundation in color  natural beige and I want to get in to contour my face but I'm not sure which concealer to use to highlight my face and to contour  I been looking in high end and drugstore like maybe line and  la color pro but I can't find the color that goes with me 
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Q. Face Primer Help!
Previously I've been using the Porefessional primer with my cream moisturizer. But I've changed to a gel hydrating moisturizer (Clarins HydraQuench Gel Cream) and every time I use the primer afterwards it seems to combine and clump together into little balls of primer (kind of like those dead skin face peels). I even tried waiting until the moisturizer sets in my skin and dries to apply primer, but there will still be a little bit of clumping happening. I'm sure it's not because the primer is getting old, because I got it only a couple months ago and it also works fine with my Murad Oil Control Mattifier moisturizer.    Which types of primers should I be looking for that works well with gel moisturizers and doesn't clump?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Clarins is water based, Porefessional very silicone based..they're working against eachother. Try a primer like Smashbox light - it's water based.   http://www.sephora... see post
Q. Color IQ
So I had the color IQ test done two different time and both times came back with the same answer, 4Y06, Which is a light-medium with yellow undertones. But then when I went to ulta to get matched she said I was fair with neutral to pink undertones. And I've always been bad at finding the right foundation shade. I was just wondering which I should trust more?
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Coloriq isn't an absolute. Hopefully you didn't have anything on the skin prior to coloriq, it disorts the results.   You can absolutely have natural undertones. L... see post
Q. Kat Von D vs Make Up For Ever Foundation
Does anyone know the comparable shade of Make Up For Ever that would match Kat Von D shade 49 light?
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @engineer22,   Your Color IQ is #2Y07. In the Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Invisible Cover Foundation,  COLOR 127 = Y335 - Dark Sand  is a SkinTone match for... see post
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. what is a good full coverage foundation?
I really want to buy a good full coverage foundation, and would appreciate your suggestions! <3
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NikaBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hey Etisha2303! I agree with both @ambazinga and @angel7594. Lancome  Teint Idole and Estee Lauder Double Wear are great full coverage foundations. Three more contende... see post
Q. foundation for oily skin
I have extremely oily skin and I'm trying to find a foundation that will keep me matte without looking caky and heavy on my face. The Clinique Stay Matte Oil-Free foundation,  BECCA Ever-Matte Shine Proof Foundation, Tarte Double Duty Beauty Confidence Creamy Powder Foundation,Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation, TESTS LAUDER Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup, and Clinique Superbalanced Silk Makeup sound like they could be good options but I was hoping to get an idea of which is closer to what I'm looking for. 
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HALL OF FAMER angel7594 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi noelleeckman,  I like Lancome Teint Idole Ultra, and Estee Lauder Double Wear. Both provide my skin with a non cakey (or heavy) matte finish that lasts all day. I ha... see post
Q. What lipstick is closest to this color?
While watching the the Olympics last week, I fell in love with this Italian gymnast's lip color. I'm not very makeup savvy, so I need help finding lipsticks that are that color or similar (along with it being matte like hers). Any help is appreciated, because I need to get my hands on this.
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BEAUTY BOSS suessquatsch / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. @DeathByTango that is a beautiful colour, and there are a variety of lipsticks that might come close. A couple from Kat von D's matte Studded Kiss Lipsticks that come t... see post
Q. Color IQ HELP!
Hi guys!   I got Color IQ matched to Y101 a few months ago and I picked out MUFE HD Foundation in shade Y205 (Alabaster). It's a perfect match!   I am looking to try some new foundations. I already own KVD in the wrong shade and I like the full coverage, so I want to try it in a shade that works for me. I also want to try the Urban Decay Naked Foundation. What colors would you suggest in those foundations that are a Color IQ match for Y101?   Thanks!
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DaneeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi alexabrooke,   Based on your Color IQ # 1Y01, your match in the KVD Lock-It Tattoo Foundation would be the shade Light 42 Neutral! As for the Urban Decay Naked Sk... 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. What is a good nude lip for black women?
This is what I look like
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BEAUTY MAVEN Ashletta216 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. You should  try The Estee Edit the barest lipcolor 04. It  would be pretty with your skin tone. see post
Q. Tinted Moisturizer WITHOUT Sunscreen/SPF?
Aloha!  I'm looking for a tinted moisturizer WITHOUT a sunscreen in it.     Any and all physical and mineral sunscreens seem to break me out in awful, painful cystic acne.  Chemical sunscreen, on the other hand, plays well with my skin.  I have my own SPF50 sunscreen that I use for sun protection.   Any reccs?  I'm about an NC 20ish, golden undertones, light skin.  Thanks in advance!
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MaliBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi lostaloha,    Here are a few options for tinted moisturizers without sunscreen. If any item or shades are not currently available, we recommend choosing the email... see post
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. Any suggestions for black liquid eyeliner?
I prefer the BRUSH tips and not the FELT tips. I would love some suggestions. I use to use wet and wild liquid eyeliner but they recently changed their brush tip to a felt tip and I'm heartbroken!   Please give me suggestions. 
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BEAUTY GURU maddieb25 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / answered
A. I second lots of these opinions above - Kat Von D Tattoo Liner is SO easy to use! If you really don't like the felt tip (totally understandable, as they do dry out prett... 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. Highlight
I'm looking for a highlighter that'll make me look like the inside of a seashell. Any suggestions? 
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BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR Tofu / BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR BEAUTY CONNOISSEUR / answered
A. If you're looking for something opalescent, you might like KVD Thunderstruck as a highlighter. It has a mix of golden and pink tones depending on how you turn in the lig... 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 MASTER JoannaMC / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I would suggest Tarte, Josie Maran and BareMinerals. :) 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. foundation match
I have the same skintone as andrea russett. what shade would I be in the too faced born this way foundation?    
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Q. New Bronzer for Summertime
Hi fellow beauty lovers!    I am looking for a new bronzer for the summer time! I already own benefit by hoola which i love and is my current go to bronzer but I am just looking for something new for the summer! I own Laguna by Nars but feel like I may be allergic to some of the ingredients in it so i am staying clear of it. I also own chocolate by too faced and enjoy using that too sometimes but would like something different. I would prefer something powder rather than liquid as I have oily skin with acne scars/mild blemishes and have been told by my dermatologist to stay away from liquid products. Anything labeled non-comedogenic would be a major plus as well! Basically just looking for a powder bronzer for safe for oily skin! Any recommendations or advice would be greatly appreciated! Thank you so much!   P.S My skin tone/current foundation color is Clearly Pearl in bareMinerals Blemish Remedy Foundation. http://www.sephora.com/bareminerals-blemish-ready- foundation-P388677?skuId=1703016&icid2=D%3Dc6%3Apr ...  
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @LizH97,   Check out Lancome's Star Bronzer NATURAL GLOW Long Lasting Bronzing Powder. This is a powder bronzer that is non-comedogenic and it gives a very natur... see post
Q. Concealer and Primer
What is the difference between Primer and Concealer?
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HALL OF FAMER studz / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Primer prepares your skin for the makeup application. There are different primers that target different concerns but the main goal is to smooth and even out your skin. I... see post
Q. lipstick help!
I notice that when I put on lipstick the color because more red than the package and that might be because I have naturally redder lips. Is there any way to neutralize it?   Also when I wear liquid lipstick I notice that even if I wait around 5 mins before touching it, it'll come off anything. Any help?
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leahy19 / RISING STAR / answered
A. Try wearing a nude or nude toned lip liner under your red lipstick. It will sort of dilute the color just a tad bit.   As for the liquid lipstick, it just might be the... see post