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I have really oily skin what will keep me matte all day? I use Sephora concealer and becca translucent powder on a day to day and I get super oily.
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LindsayBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi EdynG,   I'd recommend checking out this recent thread: http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/How-can-i-control-my-oily-skin-and-touch-up-during-the-day... see post
what is the best face wash for oily skin?
I struggle with oily skin, and I MUST carry my oil blotting sheets with me everyday to blot away the oil throughout the day. I've been trying to find a good face wash to help reduce oil, and I'm having a hard time on identifying a good product specifically for oily skin. I was using Proactiv previously, but wasn't satisfied with the results. So I now use Cetaphil, and I've been OKAY with it.   Another thing I should mention is that I wear very minimal makeup - I only put on mascara, and occasionally wear blush, but no foundation or concealer or anything like that. The times I have, my face felt very heavy because of my oily skin.   Any help/recommendations would be greatly appreciated - thanks all!
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BEAUTY BUFF claudstmup / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
i have really oily skin as well and struggled a lot with it until recently that i changed my skin care routine and i can go through the whole day almost with just blotti... see post
Daytime moisturizer suggestions for extremely oily/dehydrated skin
I have the most odd skin!! This post is really about suggestions for a daytime moisturizer for my extremely oily yet dehydrated skin but I would also welcome skin care suggestions. I do not have acne but have a lot of clogged pores and a few blackheads. My skin is extremely oily 30 minutes after makeup application, very large pores, very sensitive and many fine lines (due to the dehydration). When I first wake up my face looks great.  Then when I get out of the shower and my face is clean and wet, it looks great and feels the best it does all day. However, as the day wears on, it gets worse. I have to 'blot' my whole face every hour and use 2-3 blotting sheets to combat the oiliness or I look like a complete oil slick. After using them, my face feels very dry and tight and will leave my makeup patchy in some areas but shiny again in about 30 mins. I can't use anything mattifying or oil controlling as they aggravate my skin. I can't use gels as they aren't moisturizing enough and leaves my face tight, warm, red and itchy. Heavy oil based creams are too rich for my skin and clog my pores even more altho they feel great on! I also tried facial oils but they just leave me even more of a greasy mess.   My current skin care routine:   Clinique Take The Day Off Oil (nighttime as makeup remover) Create Hydrating Cleanser (twice a day) Clinique Mild Toner (alcohol free, twice a day) Clinique Turnaround Essence Lotion (twice a day) Mac Moisture Infusion Serum & Clinique Turnaround Serum (daytime) Estee Lauder ANR / Drunk Elephant TLC Glycolic Serum (alternating nights) Clinique Turnaround Overnight Moisturizer (always at night, now also in the morning as it is the only thing I have right now) Clinique Turnaround Facial Oil (only at night, over my moisturizer) Clinique Clay Mask (twice a week) Clinique Moisture Surge Overnight Mask (once or twice a week, in place of my moisturizer)   I have tried many, many products over the last few years and nothing has solved my issues. Price is not an issue as long as it works. Any suggestions or recommendations would be great! Thanks Ladies
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HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hyaluronic acid isn't actually acid, rather a moisture binder. Glycolic is an acid.   Sounds like you're allowing the skin to dry completely before putting on moistu... see post
two must have drunk elephants products
can only afford a cleansing bar or serum or face oil from drunk elephant skin care line. which MUST HAVE would anyone RECOMMEND
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SCENE QUEEN pinkyie / SCENE QUEEN SCENE QUEEN / replied
Thanks for the advice. Live in Canada and DE is ONLY available on sephora online, no testers or consultants know about the product here. After reading the reviews splurg... see post
Product advice for poor college student
Hi all!    I am looking to switch my skin routine. I have very oily skin that is prone to breakouts, especially in my forehead area. I do not wear makeup daily, so I am not very concerned with products that are great at removing makeup. I have been using proactiv for the past few years, but am no longer satisfied with the results. I am also in college, so I would not like to break the bank and would like to stay in the $20 or below range for each product! Also, I do not have much time in the mornings for getting ready, so I was wondering if you guys had suggestions for what part of the skin care routine is essential for everyday, versus extra things I could do from time to time I'm a newbie when it comes to skin care, so any advice is great, thanks! 
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HALL OF FAMER ElleElleG / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi Mariel!     I would recommend going for a skin care set.  It'll likely be a little more than $20 but it will give you the opportunity to test multiple products.   ... see post
New Skin Routine
Hi!  I want to start a face/skin care routine with the whole toners and moisturizer thing but have no idea where to begin. I am currently doing the old fashion way, warm water, face wash, and face lotion. I have oily skin some what sensitive skin and would love to hear what some of you recommend as a "beginners routine". 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Pumaluvv!   Regimens can be as complex or as simplistic as you may want them to be and while there is no set number of products one must use, the bare minimum tend... see post
New Year, Better Skin?
I'm trying to get better about taking my skincare regime seriously. I have combination skin, mostly oily in the T zone. Lately I've been breaking out on my chin and cheeks. I'm looking for something that is very light but still hydrating. Does anyone have any suggestions?
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BEAUTY WHIZ NYStephA / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Try the AIrelle Manuka Mask.  Its lightweight, but extremely hydrating and your skin will feel amazing.  It makes my skin glow after using it!  My sister was also experi... see post
Breaking Out
I am 16 I have oily skin and I am starting to break out, I use Peter Thomas Roth CC Cream but its not enough coverage. Been thinking about getting foundation but I'm scared I will break out more! Plus my skin is so oily that after I powder up I am oily again after 3 hours! I use the rimmel stay matte powder. Need tips and product recommendations for foundation or powders, and how to control breaking out! Please and Thank you
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SPECIAL GUEST Noemi99 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
its pimples red ones i use neutrogena wipes then clean and cleat deep action cleanser and clean and clear gel moisturizer im breaking out on my forehead and cheeks see post
My oily skin is not responding to my moisturizers.
Hey Everyone!   Lately my skin has become very oily. To start off, I have oily skin, but it is always under control by using Boscia cleanser and Fresh Seaberry oil. I have been using those products for a year now and haven't had a major breakout since and my skin has been lovely!  Lately my skin hasn't been responding to my moisturizer, and it's such a huge problem that I'm about to switch to an oil free moisturizer. Any suggestions? I'm very strict on my skin and I live a very healthy lifestyle and drink at least a gallon of water a day so I'm really confused why all of a sudden my skin is acting up.    Also, do you think it's because of this crazy weather that my skin is just out of whack? I live in Louisiana and the weather has been 30 degrees with no humidity one day and 85 degrees with 75% humidity the next lol. I just didn't want to blame the weather  
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BEAUTY WHIZ Azalea14 / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
Sorry for responding so late, my Seaberry oil absorbs, but a couple of hours later, i can feel the oil on my skin.    heres an update: I used Thayers Rose Petal Witch ... see post
Q. Foundation Help!
i am a sufferer of oily skin and im just so tired of my foundation caking up after awhile. i cannot stand how i use my usual routine of washing, exfoliating, toning, moisturizing and priming my face and it still does this. im really coming close to terms with the fact my skin is just so darn oily . either i need new foundation, possibly a new wash or what. i just need something to help
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BEAUTY BOSS ohsotattooed / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / answered
A. I have the exact same problem! It's taken me the better part of a year to find the perfect skincare routine, and then find what foundation/makeup products would work as ... see post
Skin scales / oily skin
hey! ok hope its not too gross, but when I touch my forehead, I have all these skin scales and oily whatever on a tissue. To illustrate it better,  i touched it with a blue cloth. in the evening its even worse   I have large pores and acne scars and simply hate my skin. Any product ideas? I know its difficult via the web but i wanna give it a try    
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, Bludvie!   By chance are you wearing makeup when you also rubbed your forehead against the cloth pictured?   If you're experiencing flakiness and oily skin, it's... see post
Too Faced Born This Way Foundation
I have recently bought my first ever foundation, the Too Faced Born This Way and I've been hearing it's not the best for oily skin which my t zone does get very oily through out the day any tips?
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HALL OF FAMER Titian06 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, has13!  Use a primer for oily skin like Becca or Murad.  Also use a setting powder that will help control oil such as Laura Mercier, MUFE, or Cover FX.  There are al... see post
Major t-zone oil. What can I use to reduce the oil?
I currently use Nate tinted moisturizer as my everyday foundation/base.    I notice ice that whenever I go to the bathroom my face (especially in the t- zone) is disgustingly oily. There's so much oil you could fry an egg off my face!    Sometimes ill ill use the hourglass primer if I'm feeling fancy but I feel like it's too expensive to use as an everyday thing. Whenever I use it I don't see much of a difference anyways.   I also sometimes use laura mercier finishing powder (translucent powder) don't really remember what it's called.    Ive always had a very oily t zone but lately I guess I'm noticing it more. Is there a better tinted moisturizer I should be using? I bought the nars after a girl at sephora recommended it to me along with the hourglass primer after I told her I am super oily   is there a face cream, cleanser or skin care regime that can take care of that oiliness for me?    i know I can use blotting papers throughout the day but after half an hr I'm all oily again. I'd rather find a cure than just a remedy.    Thnaks!! 
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JaneanBT BEAUTY ADVISOR / BEAUTY ADVISOR BEAUTY ADVISOR / replied
Hi Missyfit,   I too have very oily skin and it can be tricky keeping that oil at bay throughout the day. I use the Make Up Forever Step 1 Skin Equalizer Mattifying ... see post
oily skin
how do i keep down my oils all day for the 7  hours im in school  ( 11th grade) what can i use . for my supppper oily skin
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BEAUTY MAVEN nessa0824 / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
ahahaha the  Drunk Elephant Peekee Bar cleanser. such a funny name. ill check that out. thanks natalia see post
I have severely oily skin...Which foundation would be the best for me?
I've currently tried several foundations, and NONE will stay on my face, regardless of how much or what kind of primer or setting spray I put on. So far I have tried Make Up Forever HD, Nars Sheer Glow, Kat Von D Lock It, Hourglass Immaculate, Urban Decay Naked, as well as a ton of drugstore brands...and none stay on. I had tried a Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able foundation sample, it doesnt seem to be a holy grail product for me, but it stays on a lot better than the others. However, of course, they have no shades close to me. I need to mix together shades 10 and 12 to get my color, and I really do not want to pay $110 for foundation. I have heard good things about the Giorgio Armani and Estee Lauder foundations...would these be better? Are there any other suggestions? Thank you so much in advance!   
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HALL OF FAMER meecheroo / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Have you tried Estee Lauder's Idealist Pore Minimizer serum (green/blue bottle)? I was actually surprised at how well it worked. I have severe oily skin as well. I use t... see post
Need help on color match .😩
Spoiler (Highlight to read) I want to buy a foundation but I really don't know which one to choose, I have oily skin & want to know which one you guys recommend but don't know what color or match is on it. Please help .😔 I want to buy a foundation but I really don't know which one to choose, I have oily skin & want to know which one you guys recommend but don't know what color or match is on it. Please help .😔
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BEAUTY SAVANT AbbySee / BEAUTY SAVANT BEAUTY SAVANT / replied
Hey seelenaagarciaa, If you are able to, go to a sephora location and get color matched using their Panatone system. see post
Oily/Sensitive/Acne/Rosacea skin. Help!
I can't find anything for my skin that works! I use Finacea Gel for my Rosacea as prescribed by my dermatologist. My face is a mess though! Red, oily, sensitive and full of aggressive acne bumps. I've tried everything and I'm beyond caring whether my routine is anti-aging or not. I just want my face back! My scalp already itches from Seborrheic Dermatitis and I have tiny bits of Psoriasis on my fingers and toes. Help me anyone! I'm willing to dip my face in acid at this point!
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BEAUTY BUFF Sansara / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
Maybe, you should try Malin and Goetz. http://www.malinandgoetz.com/ This is more like aportecary skincare, recommended for people with rosacea, eczema and overall supe... see post
What is the best contour pallette for tan skin? Thank you
I have been looking for contour palette for a while and I don't know what is the best one? I am tan so I am not sure what is the best one? Thanks
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
You're welcome! :) see post
Night Time Moisturizer? Help!
I am currently in the search for a  new  night time moisturizer for my oily skin. I am currently using an Olay night time moisturizer that I purchased from Wal-Mart and it is not doing anything for my skin but rather have gotten more oily. In the morning I wake up with  A LOT  of grease and I believe that's a sign that it's not doing anything positive for my skin. As I have mentioned already I have over all oily skin, large pores and no major acne, just hormonal acne here and there during my time of the month. My main focus is to reduce my oiliness, thus a hydrating moisturizer. Any recommendations would be very much appreciated and helpful! Side Note: I am not on a budget, no price range (:
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SIGHTSEER Sukidushi / SIGHTSEER SIGHTSEER / replied
I actually have pretty oily skin too. I started to use bio oil at night, hoping it would take care of some pigmentation i had on my face, and i noticed that my face over... see post
Extreme oil problem
I am 16 and have EXTREMELY oily skin. No primer works for me and I can't seem to find ANY makeup that won't slide off my face within 2 hours. I go through about 5 blotting sheets a day. I eat fairly healthy and drink water. I am on prescribed face wash from my dermatologist because I used to get cystic acne on my chin, but my whole face just won't keep any makeup on! Any suggestions for relatively inexpensive primers/foundations? I have tried the porefessional primer and makeup forever ultra HD primer. Thanks!
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BEAUTY PRO jmw1 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
I had a bad oil problem for most of the year and I bought various products to try and I've got my oiliness under control by using the following products:   - Shiseido ... see post
Combination Skin
I have a oily-sensitive skin at summertime and sensitive-dry in winter time . Can you suggest a trial kit for my case? Thank you!
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HALL OF FAMER infinitise / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I have similar skin type as you except that mine is usually still dry during the summer months too    I would suggest looking into travel size products rather than a "... see post
Eye Irritation!!!
Hey! I have really oily skin with redness and have a whole set of skin care routine. But for the last couple months the bottom of my eyes have been very irritated. It all started when I bought an eye make up remover from clarins for sensitive skin, it burned my eyes and returned it and bought the Dr. Jart water and that has been working fine but the irritation doesnt go away. I tried the first aid beauty eye cream since an employee at the sephora store recommended it to me due to the irritation and sensitive skin. It actually started burning my skin so I returned it and got an origins brand eye cream. The irritation stopped for a while until recently. Even a q-tip burns that area and I don't know what else to try. PLEASE HELP
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I would highly recommend visiting your doctor and seeing if they can advise you to an allergist or eye specialist if needed to see how to proceed with the irritation.  ... see post
Moisturizer for Oily Skin on Rx Retinoid
Hey Everyone!   I'm 35 and recently saw my dermatologist who prescribed a retinoid for anti-aging and a bit of acne.  My breakouts are limited to that time of the month with the main concern being treating and preventing fine line and wrinkles.  After using the retinoid about 3 times / week for a couple of weeks I'm experiencing peeling, flaky skin.  I know this is a normal side-effect but I'm looking for a moisturizer to treat and prevent this that is still suitable for my oily skin.     As far as my current routine, I have a 2 step toning process.  Either FAB facial radiance pads or Biologique Recherche P50 and Caudalie Grape Water.  On nights when I'm not using the Rx retinoid, my serum is Sunday Riley Good Genes.  I moisturize with Josie Maran Argan Oil Light.     Apologies for the long post but I'd appreciate any moisturizer recommendations that you all have!  Thanks!   
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Try to seek a consultation with an asethetician, they're a bit more geared toward focusing on products and a regimen versus a dermatologist who may be more dedicated tow... see post
I have a very oily acne-prone skin with cheeks full of acne scars. Im looking for a matte oil free foundation that medium or full cove
HALL OF FAMER HoneydewK / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I like hourglass mineral veil. Make sure to moisturize well under this primer. It prevents my nose getting oily and foundation drying out on my cheeks (so does both seal... see post
Q. The Clarisonic...To Buy or Not to Buy?
I am a teenage girl with super oily skin, large pores, and mild acne.  My main concerns are definitely the oily skin and large pores, though.  Would a Clarisonic Mia 1 or 2 be a good investment for me?  If so, which one?  Have those of you with similar problems experienced success with the Clarisonic? ​ ​If you don't think Clarisonic would help with my particular skin, are there other tools you would recommend instead that might be better?  I am definitely open to others if they could help reduce my oil, tighten my pores, and keep my breakouts at a minimum. ​ ​Quick responses would be awesome, as I'm looking at buying one over Black Friday or on Cyber Monday if there are good deals.
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BEAUTY PRO alyssalynn23 / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / answered
A. I love my Mia 2, but that's the model I used right out of the gate, so I'm not much help in comparing it to the Mia 1 or other cleansing brushes/tools. I think what made... see post
Oily Skin - ready to give up
Hello!  I am 35 years old and I have been struggling with oily skin since my "tweens" (we didn't use that term back then!).  Even at my age now, my skin could produce enough oil to heat my home.  I feel like I've done/tried everything.  I've read some of the other posts from oily skinned ladies and found them helpful, but I want to put my issues out there and see if there is any feedback.   I feel like I take care of my skin well.  Skin care has always been a top priority for me.  As is normally the case with oily skin, I do still break out occassionally.  I use a combination of acne prone skin products, as well as some gentle products for sensitive skin.  The bain of my existence is foundation...  In my teens I went overkill - heavy foundation, concealer, pressed powder, the works (all drugstore products).  I look back at pics and could cry...I wish someone had told me that I was only making matters worse!  In my early twenties I started using department store foundations, but my makeup still looked too heavy.  In my mid twenties I tried Bare Minerals, I had a tough time getting used to it but I grew to love it.  I used that consistently for about 8 years - my skin never looked better!  I even went without foundation once in awhile, which was a huge deal for me.  But then something changed and I found that Bare Minerals was not doing it's magic for me anymore.  Getting older might be the reason, I don't know.  I just found that instead of it making me look lit from within and blurred my flaws, I was looking tired and dull.  So for the last two plus years I have been trying (and returning) tons of foundations.  I research, read reviews, look at pics, then try one.  Each one has been a fail.  Some were okay...I really liked Hourglass Immaculate because it held up well and looked natural, but I could never get a good color match.  I went back to Bare Minerals, but I just don't know.  I feel like there must be something better out there.  My husband says I'm over critical and that he thinks that Bare Minerals looks as good on me as it did before.  I guess we never see ourselves the way others do.    This has taken over my life.  I am constantly concerned about what my skin looks like.  Your face is the first thing people see, and I hate feeling embarrassed.  I'm constantly checking myself in the mirror, in different lighting.  I work in a professional environment, but I feel like by 9:00am my face is melting, and how professional does that look?   My other skin issues are acne scarring and hyperpigmentation.  I'm not looking to fully cover every flaw - I hate cakey looking foundation, ones that are heavy or unnatural looking.  Medium coverage is good as I don't have as much to cover as I used to.  I'm searching for long wearing, but I'm not unrealistic.  Any suggestions or trips would be tremendously appreciated!
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BEAUTY MAVEN TribouRJ / BEAUTY MAVEN BEAUTY MAVEN / replied
So maybe it's the primer that's the issue (with that foundation) and not the actual foundation.  I'll try it again with the Smashbox primer and see how that goes.  Thank... see post
CLINIQUE Great Skin, Great Deal Set for Combination Oily Skin
Isit worth a try for oily-combination skin?
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SPECIAL GUEST adorbs / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I see. For an oily-combination skin, what are your skincare routine day and night and what do you use?   Thank you for the review dear! see post
Returning a Foreo Gift Set?
Hi,  I just bought the foreo holiday gift set. The one that comes with the face cleanser, moisturizer and mask.    I feel like it may be too gentle but I want to use it for maybe a few weeks before really decided to return it.  Since it was $199 for the set, but a regular foreo is also $199 can I keep the full size bosica facial cleanser and the moisturizer if I end up deciding to return the foreo holiday set    http://www.sephora.com/luna-holiday-cleansing-coll ection-with-boscia-for-combination-skin-P401610?sk ... Thanks guys. Just want to know before I end up using the products 
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
The Foreo Luna is meant to be a gentle device, but "gentle" doesn't mean "non-effective".    While it was a gift, are you looking to have some sort of cleansing or fac... see post
Foundation
I usually don't wear foundation because I work at a daycare but I am returning back to college and I am looking for a  foundation that will keep my skin acne free and will stay on all day with my oily skin   Thanks!
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HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Hi, BeccaLas!   In terms of finding a formula that will not result in acne or blemishes, this may ultimately boil down to trial and error if you're not already aware o... see post
VIB Sale Item Questions
So, I have my eye on a few items for the sale and I wanted feedback   First is the Diffused Light by Hourglass: Im very fair with yellow to neutral undertones, dim is way to dark and makes me look muddy.    Also a day time moisturizer to wear under foundation, I have oily to combo skin, that is acne prone, and sensitive.  
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BEAUTY BOSS selinamarie1114 / BEAUTY BOSS BEAUTY BOSS / replied
I just needed a moisturizer to go under makeup, I try to avoid BB creams. And since I don't have a sephora I can get to easily, I decided to try online. But thank you. see post