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  1. southerngirl92

    Kat Von D Foundation, Am I Doing This Right?

    Thanks for the advice, ladies! So I gave the foundation another shot, this time with moisterizer and primer and it looked flawless. It actually looked better as the day went on, I'm not sure why but hey! I'll take it! The Bare minerals I was using pretty much destroyed my skin, I'm not 100% certain that BM caused my acne but I'm pretty sure. Since I've quit using BM I've also been using a new face wash/exfoliator/moisterizer combo (they're separate, not all in one). It's by First Aid Beauty and it seems to be working so far. I've had a TON of whiteheads pop up since using it though, I've heard of your skin "purging" when you start to exfoliate more, so maybe that's what's happening (hopefully!). I do have another question though, I would like to start trying to contour and highlight. I have a wide nose that I would like to slim a little. What do you y'all recommend for a beginner like me to highlight and contour? I think I would prefer something that is a cream rather than a powder, but I'm open to suggestions! Thank you!
  2. So I've been procrastinating about going to Sephora for a few weeks now but I finally did it today. I've been looking for a replacement for my Bare Minerals powder foundation, I believe I must be allergic to it because it makes my skin itch like crazy and I think it's causing all of my bad breakouts. SO, I went to Sephora, the (very nice, and helpful!) girl that worked there swiped that thing across my face to get my color match (that was awesome!) one of the few things that came up was the Kat Von D liquid foundation in #46, I think it was light with pink undertones, I'm not sure though. I left there with a sample to try at home, I was told that this was a FULL coverage foundation but when I got home I put some on (with my new beauty blender) and it doesn't cover much of anything. AND it looks a litle cakey. The cakey factor may be because I haven't moisturized my skin in almost 7 hours when I put it on and my face was probably dry from the cold air, but the coverage thing is bothering me. I wanted something to cover my current acne and the scars I have from previous breakouts. Should I give this another try or go back and sample something else? The other options I had that matched my skin weren't great and didn't fit with what I needed for my skin type. Is there a certain way (or other products to layer underneath) to apply liquid foundation to get a full coverage/non-cakey look? I've been using powder for almost 7 years now so I'm really not sure what I'm doing. HELP! Thank you!
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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    Hi Stacey, thanks for the advice! When you say "corrector" do you mean something like CC cream? I went to Ulta today and purchased the IT Cosmetics CC cream that Greendaisy reccomended and I haven't tried it yet but I will tomorrow. I've tried putting concealer on both ways, before and after foundation but I've found that either way I apply it, it just doesn't give me the coverage I need. It does seem to cover less when I put it on before foundation though, so I do see your point. I was doing a little research last night after I saw a post on the mineral foundation forum about Bare Minerals giving people cystic acne, and it all started to make sense. I had almost flawless skin as a teen (when I wasn't using BM), I started using BM about 5 years ago, about 2-3 years ago my face started to break out pretty regularly, and now it's just full on cystic acne on my cheeks, jawline and chin. Apparently a lot of people have had that happen while using Bare Minerals. So I'm going to go to Sephora in the next week or so and ask them if they can point me towards the best type of foundation for my skin and the best shade, I've heard most of the people that work there are actually makeup artists, so I'm hoping they can help me.
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    Anyone else had a problem with mineral makeup?

    Wow, I'm so glad I came to this forum, I've been wearing BM for about 5 years now and it makes my skin itch like nobodys business! It doesn't happen everytime (usually when it's hot out and I'm sweating) so I always thought that maybe it was the brush and that I was buffing too hard. My skin in my teens (when I wasn't using BM) was almost flawless and now it's just a jacked up mess. I don't know why I never put two and two together before but this makes a lot of sense. I'm sure a lot of my problem is stress, but I had a lot of stress in my teens too and my skin never looked like it does now. Looks like I'm going to have to find another foundation to use.
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    Waxing arm hair or bleaching?

    I was blessed with very thick hair (on my head) every stylist I've ever been to can't get over how thick it is. Unfortunatley I have thick hair on my arms too, and it's dark (I was born a light blonde). I'm thinking about getting it waxed but I have very sensitive skin and I'm afraid that waxing will cause a lot of problems on my arms, and I'm also afraid of the pain factor, if it hurts too bad and I hate it, once I start I will have to keep it up. I was also thinking about bleaching it, but the hairs are very thick and long so I would still have "hairy" arms, they just wouldn't be so obvious. What should I do? Is it true after you've waxed something several times it grows back slower, if at all?
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    Epilator, OMG!

    I saw an Epilator on one of those late night As Seen On TV ads and at the time I was only like 14 years old and had NO clue what it did (I thought it was an electric razor...it's not...) I bought one and my mom bought one too, as soon as we got home I got down to business, I had a few hairs that I wanted to get rid of and I figured I would just shave them off..no...I'm not sure what I screamed but as soon as that thing touched a hair I let out a few cuss words. I was NOT expecting that I took it to my dad who has very hairy arms (I didn't tell him what it did) I told him to give it a try, needless to say he let out a cuss word too. My moms epilator is still in the package in her draw never been touched. I will never mess with one of those things again, I would rather be hairy.
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    Coconut Oil

    I used coconut oil mixed with some sugar as an exfoliator for about 3 or 4 weeks and my acne seemed to be clearing up but I ran out of it for about 2 weeks and my face seems to be breaking out again so I definetly think the coconut oil helped. I'm going to try and get some more this week and try it again, I just wish it wasn't so expensive! I only used it at night a few times a week because it would make my face extremly shiny, and on nights I used the CO mixture I wouldn't use my regualr moisterizer, I didn't feel like I needed to.
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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    Thanks for the replies! Greendaisy, I will definitley look into the CC cream, I've never really paid much attention to It Cosmetics but they seem to have really good reviews, I will have to try them! Michaela, thanks for the helpful post, I had developed a routine for about 3 or 4 weeks using coconut oil with sugar as an expholiator a few days a week, Bare Minerals purifying face wash and Bare Minerals moisterizer. My face seemed to be clearing up pretty well, but I ran out of the coconut oil and the face wash and then we went out of town so for about two weeks I didn't keep up that routine and my face is breaking out worse than before it seems. I'm trying to get back on track and I hope that helps. You mentioned washing pillow cases, I don't remember the last time I washed my pillow case (gross, I know) and that makes a lot of sense because I usually sleep on my right side and that's where my breakouts are the worst. I used to use witch hazel (on and off, never for long periods of time) but I couldn't stand the smell, I guess I will have to try it again and just plug my nose lol. On another note, if y'all don't mind answering another question, what stores do you prefer? Ulta or Sephora? About 4 or 5 years ago we didn't have either one where I lived, but now we have two Ultas with a third on the way and a Sephora in the JC Penney at the mall. I've never even been in the Sephora because of the points system Ulta has, I usually try to rack up points there so I can get money off at Christmas, but I've heard the employees at Sephora are better/more knowledgeable. Where do you prefer? Thank you!
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    What Am I Doing Wrong?

    Hey y'all, I hope I'm posting this in the right category, if not, my apologies. I am not a makeup pro by any means. I know enough to get by and not look like an idiot but that's about it. I used to have perfect skin when I was a teenager so I really didn't have to wear makeup to cover things, just to even out skin tone, but now at 22 my skin is a disaster. I don't know if it's because of hormons, enviroment, my love of fried food (yumm ) or stress but my skin looks terrible. I've been wearing Bare Minerals for about 5 years now, and I'm pretty happy with it, but it just doesn't have that full coverage that I need. I try layering it like they tell you to but it's still not full coverage and you can still see acne marks and scars through it, which is okay for everyday makeup, I really don't care if you can see marks when I'm just running around town but when I go out for the night I would like a more full coverage look. I use the Bare Minerals moisturizer, and then Smashbox pore minimizing primer, some BM concealer, and then about 3-4 layers of the original powder BM foundation. (in that order) Is there something else I could be using to cover up acne/scars? I've looked at BB creams, and I saw a lot of good reviews on the Urban Decay Naked BB cream, does that stuff work? I haven't used liquid foundation since high school because I never could get the color match right and always ended up with that dreaded orange mark on my jawline, but I think I'm old enough now to apply it better if that would give me more coverage. Any advice you have I would LOVE to hear, I'm planning a trip to Ulta within the next few days so I would like to get some reccomendations from you guys. Thank you!
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