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Q. Best professional colorful eyeshadow palettes
Wha are the best color professional eyeshadow palettes?
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HALL OF FAMER txcatx / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Depends on what kind of colorful you're looking for, but Viseart has some beautiful and colorful professional palettes. Check out the Editorial Brights and Boheme colors... 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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BEAUTY MAVEN anonimews / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I would stay away from wipes as most are very harsh. If you need to remove makeup try an oil cleanser and gel face wash combo.  http://www.crueltyfreekitty.com/list-o... see post
Q. Foundations.
I use MUFE HD. And soon I'm planning on replacing my old bottle.   I saw that they had a kit recently so I thought I'd invest my money into it, since I replaced my HD powder with ELFs HD.   Anyway, I was looking into the NARS foundations, and thought about giving it a try, even though I love my HD foundation.   So what foundation do you use? And between HD and NARS which would you say you've had a better experience with. I've only used face primer from NARS and didn't really like it.     Also, a poll would be a nice addition to beauty talk.
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BEAUTY MAVEN lybee / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. I love the MUFE HD. Though I don`t use it on its own because I like the matte look but also like to have a little bit of glow. To do that I usually mix it with my MUFE H... see post
Q. Has anyone heard when the Hourglass Girl Lip Stylo will be available? Thx!
HALL OF FAMER veronika23 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @Titian06aw ok thanks! :) Sorry I did not see a date and probably because I saw them in Canada figured they just launched in both US and Canada... sometimes stuff just a... see post
Q. Nose Countour
Hi! I have a bump in the middle of my nose due to my bone structure. How can I contour my nose to make the bump less noticeable/ my nose a little flatter?
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HALL OF FAMER Insomniacmuffin / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi @Liv10021 I found a youtube video on how to contour, hopefully this helps!     Also I recently found out about a type of dermafiller that will smooth out the l... see post
Q. Kat Von D Shade + Light Quad
I was thinking about getting the Rust quad for my blue eyes but I'm scared that the orange might be too bright and would be hard to wear every day. I already have the Too Faced Natural Matte palette... is it worth getting the Kat Von D quad?
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HALL OF FAMER snoflakefaerie / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I only have it in Plum (thanks Secret Santa!), but I really like it and feel like I can make it go subtle or bold depending on my heaviness of hand. I have the Mi Vida L... see post
Q. Adelaide Kane-inspired cool, rose blush
Hi all! I am a big fan of Adelaide Kane (an actress from Reign, Teen Wolf, etc.). Recently, she uploaded pictures to Instagram from a photoshoot she had done with photographer Jordan Harvey. I fell in love with the soft color used on her cheeks and was hoping that the Sephora community might be able to make a recommendation on a blush that would dupe the blush used on Adelaide for the shoot.    I did a little digging and found that the exact blush used for the shoot was Au Naturale Cosmetics Organic Creme Blusher in Rose (a soft burgundy shade). Any recommendations for this little obsession of mine?       tags: blush, adelaide kane, rose, burgundy, au naturale, reign, cool, cool tone
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HALL OF FAMER AshleyYVR / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @epeterson95 maybe NARS blush in Seduction or the Bite Beauty Multistick in Cerise?   NARS Seduction Bite Cerise   http://www.sephora.com/blush-P2855?skuId=... see post
Q. which colour eye shadow best suits green eyes?
i have green eyes and usually i just wear nude coloured eye shadows, but i kind of want to branch out a bit and get new eye shadow ! so i wanted to know opinions on what colour eye shadow compliments green eyes the most ! :')
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BEAUTY MASTER maddieb25 / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / answered
A. I totally agree with skate08, orange is such an unexpected color that looks really good on green eyes. I love burnt orange shades like the ones found in some of Kat Von ... see post
Q. stye and beauty blender?
I have a stye and am wondering if microwaving my beauty blender would get rid of the germs? I've microwaved before no problem but will it truly disinfect? I can't use antibacterial soap because it would just break me out when I use the beauty blender. 
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HALL OF FAMER DiVWA / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. It seems like it would work. If you do microwave a wet sponge for two minutes, it kills germs. Not sure how long you should do the Beauty Blender, but make sure it's pre... see post
Q. Vegan nail polish?
I was wondering if anyone knows any vegan nail polish brands? Both essie and OPI have told me that their polishes are "cruelty-free", but not if they're vegan.
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. No-Miss and Peacekeeper Vegan Nail Polish are two brands that are vegan.  OPI is not vegan.  There is a website by Vegan Essentials that lists vegan makeup of all sorts,... see post
Q. Buxom customized palette return
I recently picked 6 singles to customize my Buxom palette. Unfortunately 3 out of 6 are duds, not showing up whatsoever. Is it possible for me to return only those 3 or do I have to return the whole palette? Thanks a lot!
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BEAUTY BOSS breyannaxo / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. You don't have to exchange the whole palette! You can just return the 3 you don't like and pick another 3! see post
Q. Should I buy it?
I have heard good things about Cliniques Take Off the Day Cleansing Balm... I really want to purchase it but I want to hear what you guys think of it first!
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Get a sample at any Sephora or department store, they may have or will have a gwp too ;) see post
Q. Non-cakey Concealer and Foundation
I'm looking for a great concealer and foundation that does not make my face look cakey around my problems areas. I want something that blends into your skin really well and looks natural with good coverage. (preferably powder foundation, creamy or liquid concealer)
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2ne1fan24 / FRESH FACE / answered
A.   cleanse really good exfoliate with a peeling gel or gentle scrub must use a toner use a serum instead of rubbing it in your skin use a thin cotton pad and pat it in yo... see post
Q. Cakey Foundation
I'm hoping someone can help me, It seems like not matter what foundation I use it always ends up looking cakey around my nose, upper lip, and chin area after a couple of hours. I have an oily T-zone but at the same time my skin tends to peal around my nose. I've used many different primers, and have used many foundation. The one I am using right now is Marc Jacobs, and it ends up looking the same as all the other foundations I've tried. I've used brushes and a beauty blender but nothing helps. Can someone please help me?   Thank you!
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2ne1fan24 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. cleanse your face then exfolieate using a peeling gel or gentle scrub MUST use a toner use a serum instead of rubbing it in your skin get a thin cotton pad and pat it in... see post
Q. Foundation Help
Hello ladies!      I am in desperate need of your help. I am on the hunt for a foundation (and/or concealer combo) that will not crease or break up on my face. Recently I've noticed that my old stand-by's tend to break up or crease heavily around my nose and eyes.       I've spent far more than I probably should have trying to find a combination of primers, foundations, powders etc to stop the issue. I've ensured that they're all match based (oil, water), tried some YouTube techniques, even bought new brushes because I thought my beauty blender wasn't hacking it anymore.      I'm fed up and swimming in a sea of foundations that don't seem to want to cooperate. Any ideas and suggestions would be great!     Thank You!
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BEAUTY MAVEN hilllllllllla / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. Like @Eliza1214, I have also been on a foundation kick lately. Literally have been wearing a different one each day and setting/ baking the areas I tend to crease with L... see post
Q. Are MAKE UP FOR EVER products cruelty free?
I should have looked into this before buying - I love their HD foundation and am now wondering how animal friendly they are. Anyone have any insight? TIA
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Make Up For Ever does not do animal testing.  So, feel free to buy MUFE brand because it's cruelty-free! As a fellow animal lover, I'd like to say thanks for caring! ... see post
Q. flakey under eyes
My foundation/concealer has been flaking off under my eyes and leaving a spot without makeup which ruins my whole look, what can I do to stop this??
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MariekeBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / answered
A. Hi @smarston17,   It sounds like your undereye area may be a little bit dry. If you like the concealer and foundation you're using, I'd recommend looking into an eye... see post
Q. Replacement for Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Epert
A few years ago I bought my mother Dior Addict Lip Polish in Fresh Expert for Christmas and she loved it. She loved the color and the feel and everything about it. She asked me to get it again, but it appears to be discontinued. Is anyone familiar with this product and know of a good replacement product in a similar color? Thanks!
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Q. Does the 10 hr wear perfection foundation give me a natural look?
I am looking for a new foundation and I found the 10 hr wear perfection foundation.I was wondering if it would give me a natural airbrushed look.
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Q. Applying Foundation
Applying foundation is one makeup technique that could take a lifetime to perfect. But seriously, who has a lifetime? I've started this thread to see what everyone does to apply their foundation.   For me, personally, I usually just use my fingers. I've found that using my fingers warms up the product and makes it easier to blend over my face without having to use too much and ending up with a gunky and caked on look.    Post your technique and any tips you may have for applying your favorite foundation
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MTMama1 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have tried several methods but recently started using a damp stippling brush. I like light even coverage and found that a very lightly damp brush helps me use less fou... see post
Q. Perfect Glow Makeup
How to get a perfect glow makeup? What products do you need? Please lists me some products for this makeup look ( not that expensive ). I would like to try a new makeup look, i want to look tan and have this good highlight/glow.
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HALL OF FAMER jesscheems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. If you want to look tan and have a glow, a nice luminous bronzer would probably work for you!   Shimmery blushes overtop other blushes or highlight on the highest poin... see post
Q. Cold Sores!!!
I have this really big cold sore on my lip. Have you heard anything about how it can heal quicker so I can (finally) put on some lip gloss?
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BEAUTY MAVEN Nikkihug / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / answered
A. "Carin' for your cold sore" is SO great. It's almost like it starts dissolving the cold sore right away (weird image, I know). see post
Q. red lipstick always turns pink!
I really want to start wearing a red lip more often, but every time I try on a red lipstick it turns an awful hot pink color! I'm very fair with pink undertones and I'm tired of wasting money on reds that don't stay red. Any help from someone who may have the same problem would be very much appreciated
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RMeuller / FRESH FACE / answered
A. Hi Elbonner, I have the same issue and was searching for tips myself, actually.  That being said, I have had some luck with using a light to medium brown eyeliner to lin... see post
Q. Looking for foundations similar to Kat Von D's in L42 :)
Hey there! I currently am trying to find a new everyday foundation as my lovely KVD is quite heavy and my skin is starting to react to it, maybe because it's getting cold outside, I don't know.   I am pretty pale, like ghostly, more on the pink side. I'd really love to see swatches of Cover FX in N0 and in P10, MUFE HD and Water Blend in R210, and anything that could be like, REALLY pale and pinkier, next to KVD's foundation in L42 or MUFE Mat Velvet in #15. Actually, I'm not even sure if R210 is very pale, I only tried Y205 a whole day and I didn't feel like my usual self because it is yellow.   I really need a light coverage. I also still have my white mixer if I can't get my hand on something perfect, tho I'd prefer not having to use a lot. Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Hi, @Kellycious!  The Color IQ for KVD in L42 is 1R02.  The foundations that have a color with the same Color IQ can be found at the link below.  Click on the foundation... see post
Q. EYELINER colorrne
suggestions on eyeliner color for very blue eyes & blond hair? My go to shadow color is all the glimmers by MAC which is a beige golden pearl/shimmer.  
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Q. Foundation for mom
So I want to buy a foundation as a gift for my mom who is in her late 50s. I know she used CHANEL #22 before but she wants to try something new. Her skin type is oily. Any suggestions? Because there's no CHANEL makeup here I don't know how to find foundations with similar color.
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Start with Color IQ it's a findation finder, can enter what's previously used. Sephora.com/coloriq   The websites temptalia and findation both have similar to color iq... see post
Q. Is there Sephora in Germany to buy?
serendipity1973 / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I was wondering when you will open a Store in Germany? I know there is one in France but the shipping is pricy to Germany.    Sincerely Rose see post
Q. need MAJOR help with concealer/powder!!! -__-'
Hi everyone! I usually just browse, but have never had many questions, until now, lol I have the urban decay primer potion in original hourglass veil mineral primer nars radiant creamy concealer and laura mercier translucent setting powder and the urban decay setting spray also as a reference i have attached a pic of my eye without anything and with. i have some very fine lines nothing too crazy, but lots of purple ( runs in family )  i am 30.   I have googled like crazy, browsed youtube, and no matter what I try, I CAN'T find a solution to this problem anywhere. I don't understand why, but no matter what this concealer cakes up on me HARDCORE. is it just not right for me??? is it the powder? i don't know what the issue is...sigh. I will be going to sephora this weekend to try to buy the right concealer but would like your opinions and advice. i don't want to keep having to go and exchanging all the time and the closest sephora to me is not that close lol so yeah, as soon as I put concealer and setting powder on, within a few minutes, the concealer breaks apart no matter/cracks/sets into fine lines.horribly. my other makeup is fine. as a reference if it helps in you helping me, my HG foundation that i love and my skin seems to love is the MUFE Ultra HD. i wear shade y225. i moisturize and prime, yada yada yada.  i don't think i am doing anything wrong.  The only thing I have read online that possibly makes sense is people with drier skin seem to not do well with the Nars concealer. my skin isn't particularly dry but it's definitely on the drier then oilier side. so maybe that is why...i really don't know. ugh i rambled on a lot, your turn now!
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HALL OF FAMER greenchilli / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. @volkvin   You do not have any lines really.  Here is my suggestion, take it with a grain of salt.  This is what I do.   1. Hydrate under your eyes with an eye cream... see post
Q. Foundation tips?
Recently I've noticed my foundation leaves an extreme patchy cakey finish on my face (not cute whatsoever). I feel like I've tried so many foundations & primers from Sephora and cannot find the perfect combination or foundation for that matter. The primer I've used is too faced hangover and smash box pore minimizer. I've tried bare minerals matte foundation, tarte Amazonian clay, lancome, too faced born this way. NOTHING WORKS!!! I even set my face with a translucent powder and use urban decay make up spray. I'm dry around the corners of my nose, but extremely oiley in my t-zone, especially around the corners of my mouth. If anybody can give me a recommendation on anything I'd really appreciate it!!
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jessimitch / FRESH FACE / answered
A. I have been in the same boat as you, but just recently switched up my routine and figured out the culprits!    First off, the Smashbox pore minimizer primer is SUPER d... see post
Q. Eyebrow Gel
What do you use eyebrow gel for? I got some in a makeup kit but I am not really sure what to do with it. What do you use it for?
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HALL OF FAMER tenngal / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I use it in the place of eyebrow wax because I think it is easier to apply.  I apply it to keep my eyebrows in an upswept position all day.  Once you apply it and have y... see post