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What did you buy in the sale on sale?
SO EXCITED this started for Rouges today!! I was going nuts last night waiting to buy the contents of my cart.   I got:   Ole Henriksen unwrap your radiance B&B City Waves set B&B Make it Big set Tarte Glamazon lipstick in Bold and Playful (saw swatches on muse's site- so pretty!) Tarte Park Avenue Princess palette Stila In the Light palette   Missed out on the Benefit 3 Scoops o' Sexy, so hopefully that comes back in stock later on!   What did you beauties buy?
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myxducky
HALL OF FAMER myxducky / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I ended up getting the Bumble & Bumble - Make It Big set and the Benefit - 3 Scoops O' Sexy set. I ended up having to place two separate orders because the Benefit kept ... see post
comeoneileen88
Popped Pimple & Scarring, Help!
Fyi, this might be a little icky, so stop now if you don't want to be grossed out haha.  I'd had this little tiny clogged pore on my chin that had gotten bigger and redder over the past couple weeks.  I went to a dermatologist, and was told all they could do was a chemical peel, which wasn't an option since I don't have $1500 to throw around.  Anyway, around Wednesday/Thursday of this week the red spot turned into this enormous pimple with three whiteheads in it.  I tried to get an emergency derm appointment for Friday since the whitehead was so big and the area was sort of swollen and painful, but they couldn't fit me in.    I've been trying to treat it myself with Benzyol Peroxide and moisturizing the are with spot treatments of Thirsty Mud which has been helping a bit.  I've been being so gentle with my face (I never pick), since I knew that if the whitehead got bumped it could leave a scar.  Well I was babysitting my three year old cousin last night, and he was sitting on my lap watching a movie.  Like a typical child, he all of the sudden got all wriggly and head-butted me in the face, you guessed it, right on the pimple.  It popped and pus and blood came out, and it hurt soooo bad.    I've been putting Neosporin on it as well as continuing with the Benzyol Peroxide, but is there anything else I can do?  Any product recommendations to help it heal and reduce scarring?  It looks awful, and I'm so afraid I'm going to be left with a horrible scar since it got popped before it was ready.
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TheSocialQuota
BEAUTY GURU TheSocialQuota / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
To quote "The beneficial effects of a moist versus a dry wound environment include: prevention of tissue dehydration and cell death, accelerated angiogenesis, increased ... see post
Alexia123
Hey, what does SOS Rouge 2014 mean?
It's in blue below the prices on items.
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Alexia123
BEAUTY CELEB Alexia123 / BEAUTY CELEB BEAUTY CELEB / replied
Ah, yes that makes sense, thanks! Yay for Rouge perks! see post
Anniegran
Face sweats terribly when applying my make=up - help!
GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I've had some success in keeping my makeup on my face despite some of the medications I take that cause my body to "run hot" with all of the techniques previously mentio... see post
ap142193
super moisturizing body wash?
Recommendations for a super moisturizing body wash and a after shower body oil (that doesnt leave me feeling greasy)?   Showers zap my skin of moisture. I have tried several drug store brands and havent found the perfect products yet.  I am willing to try some mid-range/non-drugstore brands.  Any suggestions?
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Rhiannon1419
BEAUTY GURU Rhiannon1419 / BEAUTY GURU BEAUTY GURU / replied
I use the L'Occitane Almond Shower Oil as well. It's incredibly hydrating. Instead of using it like a body wash I use it in place of shaving cream. It produces super sof... see post
SamanthaKat
Q. Makeup as an extension of my skincare?
I'm 19 and have dry/occasionally combination skin that can be sensitive. In the past year I have made a conscious shift to products that are naturally based (eg Korres, Ole Henriksen, Josie Maran, Laura Mercier) and free of harsh/damaging chemicals. I really want my makeup to enhance my skin and work as an extension of my skin care, rather than conceal it completely. I am looking for a tinted moisturizer/serum and a liquid or cream blush. Any suggestions would be appreciated!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. Tinted moisturizers would be your least coverage. What you don't want is full coverage, these are thicker and can be mask like, depending on what brand and how applied. ... see post
lindzmac
How long do you give a skincare system to work?
My skin and acne history:  Combination/leaning more towards oily skin. My forehead and nose get oilier than my chin, though. My cheeks are probably oilier than most people with combination skin, however they don't feel half as oily as my T-zone yet still get the most whiteheads! (In both quantity and in size) I already have noticeable icepick scars on both cheeks from when I had horrible acne at age 14-15 and tried drugstore products to Murad to topical creams (clindamycin and retoinoid creams) and finally doxycycline from the dermatologist. After I had to stop taking that, my skin stayed clear save for the ocassional pimple or two. I started taking birth control in May 2013, but stopped this past August. Current **bleep**storm:  Fast forward to my 20th birthday present: random breakout (have not changed a thing about my routine - which I should probably mention I have been and almost always use drugstore products, Clearasil face wash, Neutrogena toner and moisturizer, and was using 100% tea tree oil for spots but that had recently lost it's effectiveness on my skin) Then all of a sudden a random, really bad, angry red breakout that started about 3 weeks ago. Small, but very red pimples on both of my temples/hairline and large, painful pimples mostly on my right cheek. Had an under-the-skin-er on my chin and a lot of small whiteheads on my chin. I started using Michael Todd True Organics Acne/Oily skin regime on the 4th of this month and my skin has just started to clear up, however I have used KS Eradikate twice this week and have been drinking a lot more water. My hypochondriatic questions:   Number 1 suspicion on my breakout: happened right after the end of being 4 months birth control free. Maybe it took that long for my body to complete rid itself the false hormones from the BC and this is how my skin truly is? Number 2 suspicion is I used the charcoal mask (2 times) and kaolin clay mask (3 times) all in one week in a feeble attempt to attack my breakout, which I now know could have been the reason why it didn't make my face any clearer. (Something about how it can pull up all impurities and your face gets worse before it gets better?) then got a new breakout on my cheek a little over a week ago. I haven't used the mask or scrub in 6 days. Number 3 suspicion is I just haven't given the regime enough time to work yet.   I did get fed up after leaving enorgmous white heads alone with just cleanser, toner, serum and moisturizor  for awhile without seeing any improvement and I popped them last week (I know I shouldn't have urgh!) now I've been using Clinique's spot treatment (salicilyic acid) on all pimples and used Eradikate twice. The weird looking pimples on my forehead/hairline area have faded away, but the still red remains (one even is a flat bump) on my cheeks. I'm in fear or gaining fresh acne scars and want to know if I should keep giving this regime a chance to work..angry at myself for believing the hype of MTTO after realizing how much advertisement from youtubers and reviews they sponsor. Sorry for the lengthy post, you have a special place in my heart for actually reading all of it. Will probably post a picture for some advice about what kind of pimples I have (I have been reading the posts here and was happy to find most of you are more knowledgable than dermatologists I've been to!) Thank you!
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TrysBeautyItems
HALL OF FAMER TrysBeautyItems / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
It takes at least 3 months for anything to start seeing an effect. Using to many similar products and too often will make things worse. You may want to see a dermatologi... see post
Dori1965
I need help/suggestion for a skin care regimen for my almost 50 skin. :)
  I need help/suggestions for a skin care regimen. I'd like to use organic/natural products (if possible) but also affordable. I have a few fine lines around my mouth and on my forehead. I've lost some elasticity in my jaw area. I have an oily t-zone and I sometimes get a few blackheads on my neck-jaw bone area. I use my Clarisonic once a week.
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rb8531
IT GIRL rb8531 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I use Dr. Dennis Gross (dark spots, break outs).  I know his products are vegan but not sure how natural.  see post
jjtt
recommendations on acne products
My normal routine( for both day and night ) :neutrogena oils free acne wash in pink grapefruit and then i moisturized with neutrogena's oils free moisture for combination skin. I've been using these products for a while now (around 1-2 yrs) but as of the end of summer 2014 I've been breaking out a lot. I've been breaking out all over my cheeks and jawline. I don't know if its time for me to switch products or if its the dramatic change in weather/sleeping patterns/stress all i know is that i don't like it and its causing me to have a low self esteem because i never in my life broke out so much before. below i attached a image incase it will help with finding a product( i apologize in advance for the disgusting image LOL) please note that I'm 18 college freshman on a budget so i'm looking for an inexpensive product that is effective  
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mimi223
IT GIRL mimi223 / IT GIRL IT GIRL / replied
I am a licensed esthetician, I work at an acne clinic and up until fairly recently, suffered from acne. I would recommend cleansing with something less harsh, I personal... see post
roseps135
The day I couldn't find anything to buy at Sephora....
So I am "one lipstick" away from Rouge, and I need a lipliner anyway, so I headed to Sephora rather than going to MAC.  Then I figured if I was spending $20ish on a liner, I may as well get a lipstick.  I must have swatched every berry lipstick in the store.   And I left...with nothing... The colors were too red, too pink, too bright, too dark.   Could not find my perfect color.  I really don't have THAT much makeup that I can't find anything to buy?  I have a small stash compared to many of you.  But I have everything I need/want.  
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SamanthaKat
SamanthaKat / NEWCOMER / replied
Try one of the Kat Von D lipsticks; I recently purchased Backstage Bambi and have been loving the colour payoff as well as how long lasting it is without stripping my li... see post
StarShadow
Help finding moisturizer... oily/dry patches
Hi! So I am in urgent need of a new moisturizer!  Some info: I used to say that I just have very oily skin but I now have dry patches under my lips (and a little around) (I have been using Aveeno Clear Complexion and Aveeno Daily moisturizer but they may have been causing redness so I stopped them after a month or two.) I used a Clinique Moisture Surge Extended Thirst Relief sample and now around my lips and under my eyebrow bone are flaky. All of these stung or burned in some way when I was putting them on.   I wash my face twice a day with Aveeno Clear Complexion Face Wash and use Acanya in the morning and Atralin at night for my acne.    I don't know what to do, nothing I use seems to be okay for me.  Does anyone suggest anything?? A different face wash? The dermatologist said Aveeno was a good brand but I'm not sure if it's the best for me.    (I also usually wear Sephora 8 hr Wear Perfect Cover Concealor and their Baked Face Compact Powder)   Thank you so, so much!
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SamanthaKat
SamanthaKat / NEWCOMER / replied
I had serious issues with my skin last year, but have since switched to the Cetaphil cleanser for dry/sensitive skin and have had all issues resolve. The Cetaphil is awe... see post
Nykole
large pores and acne problems... help?
I am searching for some help with my skincare routine.  I have large pores and acne prone skin, and would like some recommendations to help solve these problems.  I'm just going to go ahead and list as much detail to help:  I'm 32, and large pores run in my family.  My daily skincare routine: AM- wipe with washcloth (warm water only).  This is something I started a couple of months ago and it has helped with breakouts a good bit.  PM- Sephora makeup remover on eyes, Simple foaming face wash in the shower.  I use Simple gel moisturizer as I think I need it, but not every day.  If I need to spot treat I either use Neutrogena spot treatment or Mint Julep mask dabbed on acne spots.  My acne is hormonal and sometimes cystic, but never severe. My skin is also sensitive and does not care for a salicylic acid treatment at all.   Makeup- I use POREfessional primer (recent purchase that is NOT working).  This primer has not helped with my pores and seems today (day 3) that it is beginning to irritate my skin (slight pink color and tingly).  I use Bare Minerals matte powder foundation, concealer, and translucent powder.   Any suggestions from skincare to makeup would be greatly appreciated.  I am ready to be excited about my makeup and not frustrated! 
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Nykole
BEAUTY BUFF Nykole / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
VC425- I'm glad you are having good results as well ! I did not like the POREfessional either- so glad Sephora has such a great exchange policy.  Probably because, for m... see post
mygreathair12
Foot care,,, tried everything still looking!!
Let me start off by saying that my feet are sooooooooo much work! I have tried my micro pedi amd it's not doing as good as had hoped! This month I bought the Soap and Glory heel genius and so far it's not doing much. I have rough heels and have to file them twice a week to keep them soft! Is there any other products that you have tried that really works? I'm so frustrated and sick of spending all this time and money for products that don't work, lol. Please tell me if anything is working good for you! Thanks in advance, Dan 
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GennX
BEAUTY WHIZ GennX / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
It looks fairly innocuous, which means it's probably going to be painful to use. Like an epi-lady - it seems harmless until it's pulling skin off more than removing hair... see post
Jolo75
Help Please....forehead wrinkles!!!
I have tried many products, I am 39 and have forehead wrinkles. Can anyone recommend products that actually work. I tried Philosophy and ROC. PLEASE HELP!!!!
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Jolo75
Jolo75 / NEWCOMER / replied
Thank you I will check into those products. The other comments claims to go with bangs, but since my hair parts down the center that really isn't an option for me and I ... see post
Mayranq
Clarisonic purge? Is it normal?
I have a question about the clarisonic purge. When I started to use my clarisonic mia 2, I heard that you may suffer a purge fase. My skin is dry and I don't usually have break outs, just black heads. But when I used it for the first weak I notice my face was getting lots of red bumps, specially on the cheeks. Is this normal? Is my skin to sensitive? Please help!
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H216
HALL OF FAMER H216 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Did you also change your face wash at the same time? It could be a combination of changes you're facing.   i personally have dry skin but have never experienced the 'p... see post
abbyjackson11
Primer & Foundation Recommendation
I'm looking for a really good silicon FREE matte primer and a good liquid foundation for oily skin, with medium coverage (not heavy)  Please get back to me with any suggestions
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Lunality
BEAUTY BUFF Lunality / BEAUTY BUFF BEAUTY BUFF / replied
I know your pain!! I also tends to break out a lot, but the Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour Wear foundation has worked really well. Oil free and really light, it doesn't ev... see post
lindzmac
Eradikate shipped
I had Kate Somerville's Eradikate shipped and have applied it once. I read many reviews and know that you're supposed to take a Q-Tip and dip the cotton swab into the pink flecks on the bottom of the bottle and apply to your pimples. The bottle says "do not shake" but of course being shipped it was shaken, and the solution looked light pink and creamy. I gave it a day to settle before applying and the top of the mixture was clear but the bottom was still pink and creamy, I couldn't see any flakes. I applied it anyway (dipped Q-Tip into the pink creamy part and applied - pimples were dried up and less red when I woke up) Just wondering if the product will ever settle and is it just as effective in this consistency? I've had it nearly 3 days and it has stayed the same. Thank you!
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lindzmac
SPECIAL GUEST lindzmac / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Good to know! Thank you both :) see post
Taniazoe
Oily skin probs
Hello I'm a teenager living in humid south florida and i have oily skin. My everyday foundation routine consists of the mattefying Becca primer, Kat von D's tattoo liquid foundation as well as her foundation powder. But i still find myself getting oily about 4 hours after my makeup application. Is there a foundation and/or primer that you think would suit me better?
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Taniazoe
AMBASSADOR Taniazoe / AMBASSADOR AMBASSADOR / replied
Hey, so i'm using Derma Doctor's "Ain't Misbehavin'" face wash and using an oil-free moisturizer by Alba Botanica. About half an hour after applying the moisturizer is w... see post
ydnam
suggest a primer please?
hi I have never really used a primer but would like to try - mostly to hide pores. I use Laura M tinted moisturizer as foundation. I have tried Smashbox and it made my face all blotchy and oily. I tried MUFE #7 and I found it made my pores stand out. Any suggestions? My skin is dry but is oily by end of day - so I would say it is a combination. Thanks!  
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kraezilyunique
BEAUTY MASTER kraezilyunique / BEAUTY MASTER BEAUTY MASTER / replied
I've used Smashbox, Benefit, Korres, Laura Mercier - but like everyone is saying, my HG is Hourglass!  see post
garciaJ
What make up brush should I get to apply loose pigments?
makeupandroses
BEAUTY WHIZ makeupandroses / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
I use disposable sponges or I use my ring finger (least pressure). Some people may say nay on using your finger but sometimes it's the only thing that will pick up what ... see post
anon232
First Aid Beauty Cleanser ph level
So I'm testing out cleansers and I read on FAB's website that their cleanser has a ph of 6.5, only slightly more acidic that your face. While your body may have a ph of 7, the skin mantle has an acidity level of what, 4.5-5.5? Lower than 6.5, anyway.   I'm really dithering about whether or not to even try this product. I mean, if they got the basic ph of the face wrong, what else is next? I have acne-prone skin and I have found that the best way to avoid breakouts is to really keep my skin acidic.   Does anyone else pay attention to the ph levels of products?
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anon232
SPECIAL GUEST anon232 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
I heard back from FAB, and they said that yes, while the skin mantle is generally 5.5-5.9, 6.5 is still closer to that than 7.   My liquid exfoliants have a low ph, bu... see post
BrideSona
Skincare while traveling
BT lovelies what do you do for your skin while you're traveling?   I was traveling recently and my lovely skin freaked out. I took my regular skincare stuff with me and followed my normal routine. I went from a warm climate (SoCal) to up north to the mountains near Seattle. My skin freaked out and broke out. Haven't had this bad of a break out in a LONG time. And then my skin dried up, painfully.   I'm thinking it might have been the climate change or the water. I know we can get dehydrated while flying so I drink lots of water before/during/after the flight as well as moisturize twice as much. But this time it just didn't help.   What do you guys do to help your skin cope with traveling? I'm going to be traveling again soon and I'd like to not have a skin freakout repeat. I'd like to look good in pictures without heavy make up or heavy photoshoping.
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BrideSona
HALL OF FAMER BrideSona / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
So I've stocked up on some hydrating night masks to use the night of when I get to my destination. I've also picked up a bunch of mask sheets from SkinFood. If I'm brave... see post
meganlisa
Thoughts on whitening products? Why use them?
  I see these periodically or read it as an attribute in descriptions of skin care. Does anyone have any thoughts or experience with such products? Why use them? Do they work? Do they damage your skin? Thanks!
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meganlisa
HALL OF FAMER meganlisa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
Amazing.  How women conform…and over centuries…though less so now. see post
cbk5027
Q. Blush- The only cosmetic that is foreign to me.
  Hi there! This is my first time posting. I have a question about blush and finding the right color for your skin tone. I have very pale skin and have never used blush because I am naturally flushed in a pink tone. Now that I am 25, I feel like I need to wear blush in order to pull my entire makeup look together. I have tried using pink blush after applying my powder, and I have had success. However, my problem is that I wear very bold makeup often. When I wear bright red lipstick, I feel that the pink blush contradicts the overall color palette of my face that day. Is there some sort of red based blush that would help solve my problem? I do not think that peach blush will work with my cool skin tone. Any suggestions? Any help is appreciated.   This is the typical makeup I wear to work with pink blush.    This is an example of a bold eye that I wear with classic red lips.  
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etscore1
HALL OF FAMER etscore1 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / answered
A. I totally agree with Calamity. A light wash of bronzer where the sun would hit your face is a great way to add some color/definition without adding more "color" to your ... see post
mreed47
My skin looks awful
My skin has never been really acne prone and is usually very soft looking and clear but for the past almost 4 months I have had really red and sensitive skin, and I am getting really large blemishes everywhere, and even though my skin feels very soft and I exfoliate often, my face still looks flakey when I put my makeup on and still is oily it seems like nothing can cover up my blemishes. Any ideas?
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lylysa
HALL OF FAMER lylysa / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
A gel-based moisturizer may not be rich or hydrating enough in colder seasons as gel-based formulas tend to lend a hand better to a quick delivery of moisture but may no... see post
AVioletsLife
Skin Care Routine
Hello! My name is Emma and I am 19 about to turn 20 in February. I have normal skin and I am looking into a great skin care routine. I rarely ever break out and when I do it is only one pimple at a time. I do however have white heads. I normally just use drugstore products but now that I am almost 20 I want to treat my skin better and give it some love. I am looking for an every day cleanser, moisturizer, toner, and anything else anyone recommends. Thank you for your help!
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sephoraaaaa
BEAUTY WHIZ sephoraaaaa / BEAUTY WHIZ BEAUTY WHIZ / replied
My only advice, sunscreen!  see post
dmichelle1
NARS Skincare
Hi Beauties,   I want to try some of the NARS skincare line but wanted to hear what people thought about it. I have combination skin with acne that will pop up if I use the wrong products. I take an oral medication for acne so I can only use products for very sensitive skin.   I've been eyeing the Aqua Gel Luminous Oil-Free Moisturizer:  http://www.sephora.com/aqua-gel-luminous-oil-free- moisturizer-P377864?skuId=1478346   and the Multi-Action Hydrating Toner:  http://www.sephora.com/multi-action-hydrating-tone r-P377869?skuId=1478296   If anyone has used these products, what do you think? How are they on dry skin, acne-prone skin? Thank you in advance!
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lellybelly
BEAUTY PRO lellybelly / BEAUTY PRO BEAUTY PRO / replied
We both have dry, acne prone skin! I understand the difficulty of trying to find things that work! That being said, I LOVE the Nars Hydrating Toner. It doesn't leave my ... see post
dc284
night cream for 25 yr old
I am looking for a good night cream for a 25 year old who's looking to reduce a few acne scars and also developing wrinkles
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lecia1167
HALL OF FAMER lecia1167 / HALL OF FAMER HALL OF FAMER / replied
I 4th it. Love Korres Wild Rose! see post
nandini05
I need a good moisturiser for super dry skin!
I'm 25 and I use clarins early wrinkle correction cream and was really happy with it until i found out my face has started to flake especially around the nose. Please suggest a good moisturiser that isn't very exorbitant.
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nandini05
SPECIAL GUEST nandini05 / SPECIAL GUEST SPECIAL GUEST / replied
Thank you so much! I have been using this and it really is fantastic. Its very creamy without leaving a residue or oil on the face.  see post