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what is the best foundation for my skin. I'm fair, combination skin, have large pores on my nose, chin and cheeks. my skin is very sensitive

asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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Hi, I see you have answers already re the foundation, but you could also try using the Skin primer-Matte it prior to applying foundation; this should help reduce the appearance of oily patches after a few hours. I find this especially helpful as i have the same problem. Hope this helps x
answered 1 year, 8 months ago
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Have you tried Mineral Foundation? I also have combination skin, with oily and dry areas, and mineral foundation works well because it doesn't dry my skin out, or add to its oiliness. For me, however, i can only use this when my skin has good days, as it doesn't cover blemishes as well as other foundations!!
If you go to The Body Shop or a department store, you can have make-up specialists give you advice or a make over to see what works well with your skin, as everybody is different. Good luck! I'm still looking for my perfect foundation too! :D
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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I feel like the foundation that would work best on your skin would be a liquid foundation, like the Body Shop's oil-free balancing foundation that would work well on both the oily and dry patches of combination skin.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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Hey snady,
Depends what type of finish and coverage that you are after from your foundation really.
You got three choices as I see it.
1. Moisture Foundation is quite a light weight, medium type coverage, You would get a slight 'glow' look to your face, however, if you over apply, you may find that your oily areas (cheeks, chin and nose) may become a bit shiny. HOWEVER if you are using the right skincare routine and have prepared your skin for make up, it shouldnt be a problem.

2. Oil Free Foundation will give a slightly heavier coverage and a matt finish. This will be great for your oily areas, as it has no added moisturisers in it. However, you may find that it may be a bit more tricky to blend around your drier areas, again, using the right skincare and using a touch more moisturiser will help.

3. All In One Foundation is a powder foundation that also gives the heaviest coverage and its matt too. You can apply with a brush for a natural finish or if your having a 'really bad skin day' you can wet the sponge provided and apply for a much heavier coverage. Again, use a little more moisturiser on your drier areas, as powder can settle and show in those areas.

I really hope this helps!
Emma.x
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answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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broken capilleries on my chin and cheeks and in corner of nose

How can I disquise these or even can they be got rid of in some way
asked 2 years, 3 months ago
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I'm 65 and have been plagued with broken capillaries and flushing since I got rosacea at 18. I find avoiding tea and alcohol helps to keep the problem under some control and there are a number of anti-redness treatment creams that help quite a bit, which you can research at the UK's best-known chemist that rhymes with roots! They're all effective to some degree with regular use but can be expensive and they're not a cure - you just have to work at it! I don't recommend using a green-tinted cream because it can give an odd appearance under make-up.
answered 1 year ago
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Barnet
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my sister has a broken capillerie, and unforunately you cant get rid of them. but my sister goes over it with a concealer, then her usual foundation and the imperfection is hidden. hope this helps!
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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England
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You cant get rid of them, but they are easily hidden. Use a green concealer on the area . You can either apply it beneath your concealer/foundation or mix it in with your concealer/foundation and apply to the affected area. Apply a powder over the top to set the makeup, to stop it from rubbing/sweating/wearing off.

It works for hiding red spots too.

Green cancels out the redness.
answered 2 years ago
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Use mineral make up, you can build it up as much as you want to disguise most flaws without having to worry about getting the colour right like you do if you use a different concealer. The beauty is, it doesnt feel cloggy and is healthy on the skin.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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rotherham
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How do I use my loose face powder?

I usually use the all in one face base over tinted moisturizer but decided to try the loose face powder. It doesn't give me nearly as much coverage as the face base - I'm disappointed but given the expense I'm determined to use it. Any tips for maximizing coverage? Thanks
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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Over foundation
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Hi Jobeeb,

Face powder isn't really for solid coverage. Much as you probably wouldn't use concealer on it's own, it's made to be used in conjunction with other items. It's used to set your foundation and/or blush, give a soft finish, and to help maximize your cover. You can use it over a layer of foundation, base or BB cream instead of doing multiple layers or thick makeup as well, if you need a little extra coverage. And of course, you can layer it over just concealer if you just need a bit of coverage without going the whole hog. It stops you looking shiny too - unless you're after a dewy look, powder is much an essential.
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Put moisturizer on first and straight after put the loose powder on. :D
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answered 2 years ago
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I think you have two options.

Use a moisturizer and then dip and tap you brush into the loose powder. working it outward from the center of your face in circular motions, don't use too much at once and then apply a second layer. By applying a second light layer you should get better coverage without putting on too much in one go.

option two is to add a liquid foundation underneath, so moisturize, liquid fountain applied with a brush, in downward strokes over the forehead, nose and chin and then outward from the center on the side of the nose and cheeks and then apply your powder in circular strokes, from the center of the face outward.

hope this helps
answered 2 years ago
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I am a black complextion lady, a nigerian with oily face. which foundation will be suitable for me?

asked 2 years, 1 month ago
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You should use mac or Mary Kay they are good for dark and oily complection
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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Kirsty123
London
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as you are dark skinned, i would advise you to use the oil free balencing foundation as it will blend with your skin tone and narrow out all the blemishes
answered 1 year, 11 months ago
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A loose powder, it will minimise the oilyness. Or wash your face before putting makeup on. :D
answered 2 years ago
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I would suggest the oil free balancing foundation which will provide a matte finish.
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answered 2 years ago
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Cream foundation for dry, sensitive skin.

I have very dry and sensitive skin and have been told that cream foundations are best for redydration. I tried a lovely one yesterday from Rimell but awoke this morning with a puffy face. Really disappointed as it looked so nice giving me a nice even colour and felt hydrating. I have very pale skin, any advice would be gratefully received.
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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Talulah
Cornwall
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I am 54 with dry sensitive skin, I have used mineral makeup for 5 years now and have NEVER had an outbreak! This is fab because believe me I have suffered in the past. I sometimes use a tinted moisturiser underneath but normally just get up, do my usual morning routine inc moisturiser then after about 5-10 mins apply my mineral make up with no problems whatsoever. Hope this helps x
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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rotherham
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try the cream mousse foundation by maybelline, its very good quality and i have the same skin as you described it worked on me
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
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Hey,
I would guess a strong moisturiser like the Vitamin E intense Moisture Cream, although, as you have sensitive skin, maybe the Aloe Soothing day cream for the morning, and the Aloe Soothing Night Cream for just before you go to bed. (just remember to give your skin a break for 1-2 night a week)
Foundation wise, I would go with the Moisture Foundation 02...
It might be a little dark, if you are really pale, so rather than using a liquid foundation, maybe the Nature's Minerals Foundation 01 might be a better choice. I know its a powder, but I have sensitive skin too and it don't affect me at all... but then again, by the sound of it you skin reacts completely differently to mine.

The Vitamin E Facial Oil might be worth giving a go, put some into the Aloe Soothing day cream, making it thicker and more moisturising, but hopefully not setting off your skin...

Hope this helps... But if all else fails ask one of the ladies in a store for a skin consultation, they might be able to suggest something I have forgotten... :) x
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answered 3 years, 7 months ago
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Maidstone, Kent
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Hi, I am an asian girl with a oiy T-Zone. Looking for a foundation type and tone from body shop that should match with my colour & solve my tzone prob

asked 2 years, 6 months ago
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I am also very simillar to you so what i do is wash my face whith a body shop exfoliationg face scrub then tone my skin wiping any oils or dirt from it then i would use a good moisteriser i recomend vitamin e after that i use the pore minimising primer. This helps your foundation to go on easier and looks less ashy or caked btw i use the EXTRA VIRGIN MINERAL FOUNDATION IN SHADE 305 then dust of whith either loos powder/transclusent powder or the all in one face base covering just my t zone to get a matt fifnish (t zone it your forehead, nose,chin) hope this helped ! alternativley if you want a dewy nutrel fifnish i would recomend the bb cream it works tremdously
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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London
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I would suggest that you firstly use the tea tree facial wash to cleanse your skin and remove excess oil without drying your skin out. You could then use the tea tree exfoliating wash to remove dead skin cells as well as take away excess oil. Lastly, tea tree skin clearing lotion would be a good moisturizer to use because it will moisturize your skin without making your t-zone oily. You could use oil-free balancing foundation as it provides a shine free finish which would work wonders for your skin. This foundation also has SPF15 so it will protect your skin from the sun. On the contrary, if you prefer having a light coverage or a powder foundation then you could try the loose face power foundation which will provide a matte-finish. Hope I've helped!
answered 2 years ago
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Raji
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Hi Neeti,

Try the oil free liquid foundation or all in one face base. I used both and both are nice in controlling oily skin.
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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I have oily skin and red patches, which foundation/concealer is best?

At the moment I use a mousse foundation and powder, which looks great for a few hours but towards the afternoon/evening my skin gets too oily and it just looks awful. Is there an anti-oil foundation or concealer that will literally stay put all day?
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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I have the exact same problem with my skin and love the Oil Free Balancing Foundation. Also find the Tea Tree skin care range a lot of help with my oily skin as well. I also use the Skin Primer as a base for my foundation and find it helps my foundation looking fresher for longer!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Emmalm
UK
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Hi,
To give oily skin a more matte finish you should try using a powder-based foundation or concealer like the naturals minerals range. This should prevent the shiny look on your face that occurs around midday and also it will stop facial pores from getting clogged.
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answered 3 years, 8 months ago
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What is the difference between Virgin mineral make-up and normal make-up?

asked 2 years, 7 months ago
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It doesn't have so many chemicals in it. :D
answered 2 years ago
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the mineral particles are too large to block pores so is an excellent product for oily, spot prone skin.
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answered 2 years ago
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Tea Tree or Seaweed Range?!

I was using the tea tree range for a couple of months and it really cleared up my skin which was oily and blemish prone. However it then started to dry out instead, so I was advised to swap to the Seaweed range. I have been using the face wash, cleanser and day cream for about 2 weeks now, but I am still using the Tea Tree foaming cleaner and night cream until it runs out. Now my skin has returned to getting blemishes mainly on the forehead and it a bit oily again. So just wondered if anyone can recommend a balance between the two products? i.e. should I stick to the moisturisers of one but toner and cleanser of the other? Any suggestions much appreciated
asked 2 years, 2 months ago
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I have had a similar problem and find a mix and match works well.

The tea tree facial wash, does clear up blemishes and spots and is very soothing on skin, followed by seaweed toner and moisturizer. Once skin is clear use the seaweed facial wash. (once a week/fortnight the seaweed ionic clay mask, and if i start to get any blemished at all I go back to using the tea tree for a few days to a week.)

Combining this with removing make-up at night with a gentle cleanser seems to work well. I try not to over work my skin - if i wash my hair every day i needs washing everyday because the lack of natural hair oil stimulate cells to produce more - skin is similar, not so much we shouldn't wash it every day, but if you remove to much of the natural oils, which have anti-bacterial and moisturizing properties of their own you can exacerbate the problem.

Experiment and find a balance that works for you. Bear in mind, weather, diet, exercise and the environments you are in all effect your skin.
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answered 2 years ago
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Tea tree for blemished skin seaweed for dry ageing skin
answered 2 years, 2 months ago
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I have oily, spot prone skin, what is the best foundation for me?

I want a matt finish
asked 2 years, 1 month ago
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I have suffered with acne for 30yrs the best foundation i have found is mineral powder foundation with seaweed matifying moisturiser underneath. Used long term i have found that the mineral foundation really calms the skin and stops it producing so much oil which is what causes the pores to block and cause spots in the first place.
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answered 2 years ago
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For oily or combination skin, you want an oil free foundation to reduce shine, and avoid adding more oil to your skin.
answered 2 years, 1 month ago
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How do you get natural looking make-up?- I am not allowed to wear it at work.

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I would suggest a powder for your foundation, something like the All In One. This is just a really light foundation that will stop your skin getting oily or shiny. You could also go with a bit of blusher to bring some colour to your face. I would also use a eyebrow pencil if you want just to add some definition to the brows. And if you think you can get away with it, maybe a mascara but in brown so it looks a little more natural. Hope that helps!
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answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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light foundation, light concealer, light matte powder, and natural colours for the lips and eyes:)
answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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I have oily skin and need to know the best thing to use without drying my skin out.

asked 1 year, 10 months ago
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The seaweed range is the best for oilier skin! Their facial wash is great for clearing up excess oil.
If you have blemishes as well as oily skin, then the tea tree range will help you more.
answered 1 year, 9 months ago
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Hey there.

I have oily skin and have been using Vitamin E night cream (using it both at morning and night time) without breaking out in an oily film half way through the day. It might depend on your age..I'm 40. If you find the night cream to heavy try the day one.
Great value when you can get it with the 40% discount code.
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answered 1 year, 10 months ago
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Whats the best foundation/cover/base for me?

I am quite fair for an asian & although blemish free in terms of spots and scars, I do unfortunately suffer with dark facial hair that I prefer to conceal wherever possible.
asked 3 years, 10 months ago
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Hi! I too am an asian and also have facial hair.I would recommend the all in one face base.I feel that it gives very good coverage.Can be used wet or dry.Hope that helps :)
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
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what coverage is best for facial skin with flaky eye lids, itchy reddy skin and eczema?

my skin tone in some places includin nose is fairer than my forehead and side burn along the jaw line.

can anyone help me look for the best coverage(foundation,tinted moisteriser,or minerals foundation?)
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
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It sounds like you need a solution for the problem before you think about the coverage - try first using Weleda Calendula Moisturising Body Cream which is very soothing. Then on top of this you can use Nature's Minerals Foundation which is excellent.
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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What foundation should I use?

Im looking for a foundation that gives me a natural matt finish. At the same time I have dry as well as an oily tzone area.
asked 3 years, 8 months ago
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Hi,
Just like you i also have an oily Tzone. I use the All-in-One face base, and after tried other options i'm very happy with it. It gives you the natural look that, for instance, some other foundations can't. I love it. A tip is to apply this product with a brush instead of the sponge that comes with it. I think the end result is far better.
Hope it helps!
:-)
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
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I have dark bags under my eyes which concealer/foundation is best to cover this.

I have dryish frickly skin please help.
asked 3 years, 7 months ago
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Hello! :)
Firstly to combat the dry flaky skin you should use a moisturising eye cream like the Vitamin E eye cream. Then use a concealer that is ONE SHADE DARKER than your usual foundation if your eye bags are quite dark. This way, the contrast between your skin colour and dark circles will not be too obvious yet you will have managed to cover your dark circle problem.

Hope this helps!! xxx
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
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Which foundation is the right colour for Indian skin?

I have been in store and they do not seem to be able to match me up.
asked 3 years, 6 months ago
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hi, i have asian skin, i use Flawless Skin Protecting Concealer in shade 3, which matches my skin tone if i blend it in!
answered 3 years, 4 months ago
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Is it better to use a powder foundation on oily skin?

I have asked lots of people in the past and everyone seems to have a diffrent answer. My skin is very oily in some parts and dry in others. Is it better to use liquid or powder? I'm also wondering which Body Shop make to use, the bare minerals foundation or the flawless skin foundation ( It looks very orange) I dont want to look like an oompaloompa so what shade should a choose??? Sorry for all the trouble, I'm very curious and wary as my skin is sensitive.
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As your skin is oily, it's best you use an oil-free foundation, which one you choose is dependent on how much coverage you want. I have both the Flawless Skin Foundation, and the Oil Free Balancing Foundation, which are both very good. The Flawless Skin one is easier to apply as you have a sponge, plus it gives you more even coverage. But both foundations cover well and give an air-brushed look. I do find however, that with my oily skin, using the Oil Free one still leaves me looking a bit shiny across my forehead and nose after a while, so if you are like me i would suggest trying either Natural Mineral foundation, or the Flawless Skin. Good Luck!
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Long Lasting Foundation

I am fair skinned and I always wear a liquid foundation, a light dusting of bronzer, and some blush. By the time I get to work my coworkers say it looks like I have no make-up on and I tend to agree. What foundation or combination of products will help make my foundation last?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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I would definitely suggest you use a primer. You put this on after your moisturiser and before your foundation. This will just hold your base product in place throughout the day and you will find it lasts a lot longer. You could also wear a powder over your foundation as that just sets it, then put your bronzer and blusher over the top of that. Hope this helps!
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Which is the best foundation for mature skin

I recently arrived at 70 yrs of age. I have good skin but need good coverage. I like to look fairly natural. Can you advise me which foundation I should try.
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
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Stuff that has wax. It fills and smooths skin.
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