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Hi Phoenix. Are there any hard and fast rules /tips for eye makeup and glasses? I wear my glasses all the time and I've never really known how to do my eyes with glasses. I can post a pic of my eye later if that helps.


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here is my eye! thanks again (:
Originally Posted by CurlyEyes
What is it about liner on your top lashes that you dont think looks good? Do you mean when you wear liner *only* on the top? I think deeper colors (doesnt have to be black), applied kinda thickly then smudged upward a bit would look great. You have prominent eyes, so you might want to apply liner on the bottom too, for balance. In that case, also line your lower lashes and smudge. You can line the inner rim too, but I wouldnt line the waterline by itself. HTH
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Hi Phoenix. Are there any hard and fast rules /tips for eye makeup and glasses? I wear my glasses all the time and I've never really known how to do my eyes with glasses. I can post a pic of my eye later if that helps.


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Originally Posted by TassieAnge
Dont overdo it w/makeup when you wear glasses, esp if you wear magnifying lenses. Stick to a fairly clean look such as simple eyeliner and mascara. And keep your brows groomed! Glasses can call attention to unruly brows.
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Wdyt? Too much? Not enough? I'm not happy with the colour on the brows, too red. Can't find a better colour that isn't too dark though. Any suggestions?


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^^The eye makeup looks nice! Rimmel makes a brow pencil in a color called hazel that's very cool toned. It'd probably work for your brows, if you don't mind pencil (I can't recall).
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I wouldn't mind pencil as long as the colour is right, so thank you so much for the tip!!


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I can't really get pencils to smudge well, even when they come with a spongey side.

Also, I would like to discuss this very unusual Siss color lipstick from MAC. It's very interesting ---- almost yellow based.

OK, what about the lipstick would you like to discuss?
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The way the color looks against fair skin. It's not nude, but it removes all pink from my lips. I added a brownish lipliner and then rubbed my lips together, but while it's an intriguing color, I'm not sure how I'd compare it to Mocha.

How would you describe the difference in colors, TNB?


Mocha


Siss
Mocha is much warmer, almost orangey. I was surprised that l/s was called Mocha when you first posted the pic. It looks more like a "Deep Salmon."
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And yet it shows as cool on me.....

I don't know about the Siss yet. I'm still blending it. It's a very unusual color.
Certain colors turn on me too.
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I think I have kind of a crush on Siss.

At any rate, I'm not returning it.
I am trying to decide between 2 Benefit concealers - Boi-ing and Erase Paste. Which one would you recommend for oily skin and dark cirlcles? I'm also interested in the Bobbi Brown concealer. Thoughts???

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Can some recommend a drugstore brand lash primer?

TIA
I am trying to decide between 2 Benefit concealers - Boi-ing and Erase Paste. Which one would you recommend for oily skin and dark cirlcles? I'm also interested in the Bobbi Brown concealer. Thoughts???
Originally Posted by curlyserf
Neither of them covers well enough for me (I have oily skin and dark circles too). But I wear enough makeup for a drag queen, so maybe my standard of comparison is skewed. Anyway, for that reason alone, they wouldn't be worth the money for me. I could get coverage that's as good, matches my skin better and leaves a nicer finish for a lot less money (Loreal True Match).

I will say the Boi-ing did brighten a bit more than Erase Paste. But Boi-ing is heavier and drier. I could actually feel it sitting on my skin (it's more of a paste consistency than the Erase Paste IMO, which is weird). The undertone was also off for me. Boi-ing is more pinky/neutral and EP is more peachy yellow.

The EP ran a little dark for me. I didn't try the next shade up, but I have a feeling it'd be too light (a common dilemma for me). It seemed to enhance my dark circles after a couple hours.

So I wouldn't recommend either product.

As for Bobbi Brown, I used to wear it all the time until she was bought out by Estee Lauder and they changed the formula. The colors changed too. They used to be more golden. Now they're more salmon-y. The coverage was good for undereye though. But again not worth the money IMO.

HTH
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I am trying to decide between 2 Benefit concealers - Boi-ing and Erase Paste. Which one would you recommend for oily skin and dark cirlcles? I'm also interested in the Bobbi Brown concealer. Thoughts???
Originally Posted by curlyserf
Neither of them covers well enough for me (I have oily skin and dark circles too). But I wear enough makeup for a drag queen, so maybe my standard of comparison is skewed. Anyway, for that reason alone, they wouldn't be worth the money for me. I could get coverage that's as good, matches my skin better and leaves a nicer finish for a lot less money (Loreal True Match).

I will say the Boi-ing did brighten a bit more than Erase Paste. But Boi-ing is heavier and drier. I could actually feel it sitting on my skin (it's more of a paste consistency than the Erase Paste IMO, which is weird). The undertone was also off for me. Boi-ing is more pinky/neutral and EP is more peachy yellow.

The EP ran a little dark for me. I didn't try the next shade up, but I have a feeling it'd be too light (a common dilemma for me). It seemed to enhance my dark circles after a couple hours.

So I wouldn't recommend either product.

As for Bobbi Brown, I used to wear it all the time until she was bought out by Estee Lauder and they changed the formula. The colors changed too. They used to be more golden. Now they're more salmon-y. The coverage was good for undereye though. But again not worth the money IMO.

HTH
Originally Posted by The New Black
Thanks! I'll try the L'Oreal. I have a coupon for Ulta that doesn't exclude the higher-end makeup, so I thought I'd give one a try, but I'll pass and save some money!

Have you found a BB that work on oily skin? They sound like a good idea and I'd like an alternative to wearing foundation every day, especially with summer coming up.

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I am trying to decide between 2 Benefit concealers - Boi-ing and Erase Paste. Which one would you recommend for oily skin and dark cirlcles? I'm also interested in the Bobbi Brown concealer. Thoughts???
Originally Posted by curlyserf
Neither of them covers well enough for me (I have oily skin and dark circles too). But I wear enough makeup for a drag queen, so maybe my standard of comparison is skewed. Anyway, for that reason alone, they wouldn't be worth the money for me. I could get coverage that's as good, matches my skin better and leaves a nicer finish for a lot less money (Loreal True Match).

I will say the Boi-ing did brighten a bit more than Erase Paste. But Boi-ing is heavier and drier. I could actually feel it sitting on my skin (it's more of a paste consistency than the Erase Paste IMO, which is weird). The undertone was also off for me. Boi-ing is more pinky/neutral and EP is more peachy yellow.

The EP ran a little dark for me. I didn't try the next shade up, but I have a feeling it'd be too light (a common dilemma for me). It seemed to enhance my dark circles after a couple hours.

So I wouldn't recommend either product.

As for Bobbi Brown, I used to wear it all the time until she was bought out by Estee Lauder and they changed the formula. The colors changed too. They used to be more golden. Now they're more salmon-y. The coverage was good for undereye though. But again not worth the money IMO.

HTH
Originally Posted by The New Black


I have an intense fear of looking like a drag queen if I wear too much blush.
I am trying to decide between 2 Benefit concealers - Boi-ing and Erase Paste. Which one would you recommend for oily skin and dark cirlcles? I'm also interested in the Bobbi Brown concealer. Thoughts???
Originally Posted by curlyserf
Neither of them covers well enough for me (I have oily skin and dark circles too). But I wear enough makeup for a drag queen, so maybe my standard of comparison is skewed. Anyway, for that reason alone, they wouldn't be worth the money for me. I could get coverage that's as good, matches my skin better and leaves a nicer finish for a lot less money (Loreal True Match).

I will say the Boi-ing did brighten a bit more than Erase Paste. But Boi-ing is heavier and drier. I could actually feel it sitting on my skin (it's more of a paste consistency than the Erase Paste IMO, which is weird). The undertone was also off for me. Boi-ing is more pinky/neutral and EP is more peachy yellow.

The EP ran a little dark for me. I didn't try the next shade up, but I have a feeling it'd be too light (a common dilemma for me). It seemed to enhance my dark circles after a couple hours.

So I wouldn't recommend either product.

As for Bobbi Brown, I used to wear it all the time until she was bought out by Estee Lauder and they changed the formula. The colors changed too. They used to be more golden. Now they're more salmon-y. The coverage was good for undereye though. But again not worth the money IMO.

HTH
Originally Posted by The New Black
Thanks! I'll try the L'Oreal. I have a coupon for Ulta that doesn't exclude the higher-end makeup, so I thought I'd give one a try, but I'll pass and save some money!

Have you found a BB that work on oily skin? They sound like a good idea and I'd like an alternative to wearing foundation every day, especially with summer coming up.
Originally Posted by curlyserf
I've been remiss, I don't use BB creams. I know they have various healing/beneficial properties, but I don't really see how else they differ from tinted moisturizers. If you have a foundation you like, mix it with a bit of your moisturizer. Voila! You have a custom-made TM.
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Hello TNB. If you wouldn't mind looking at this pic, and then answering some questions, I would appreciate it.

I was watching tutorials, playing, and had 2 different (not quite finished) looks on the eyes.



1) The eyebrows (and pardon, they were a mess): Can you recommend a brow powder that might work well? I always seem to mess up pencil.

2) The purple look on the left eye (if looking @ pic): I have green eyes, love purple shadow, and know it's supposed to bring my eyes out. But when I do a purple shadows, no matter what I try, I'm never happy with the end result. It seems to close the appearance of my eye. Do you have any technique or shade suggestions? Most shades I have on hand are light to medium (lilac to med berry) purples, but I'm always willing to pick up more.

*I had not finished the brow in the purple but even after I did...
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