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Old 12-19-2012, 09:12 AM   #381
 
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Phoenix can you post a link to your eyebrow tutorial please and thanks!

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You introduced me to LASplash, and now I have a question for you. I have fallen in love with some of their loose e/s colors and wonder what you use as a base for them. LASplash makes it seem that you have to use their shadow sealer and I just don't believe that (plus I can't find any except at cherry culture and it was out of stock). Do you have any of their loose shadows? What do you use as a base?
I'm not TNB, but I've used the maybellene color tattoes and MAC paint pots as bases for LASplash loose shadows. Also, ELF's shadow sealer works GREAT too.
COOL - thanks! I have some Sicilian Olive loose e/s which will POP on top of Mossy Green Color Tattoo! Off to play after work!
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Old 12-20-2012, 07:09 AM   #383
 
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Phoenix can you post a link to your eyebrow tutorial please and thanks!

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Old 12-20-2012, 07:32 AM   #384
 
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You introduced me to LASplash, and now I have a question for you. I have fallen in love with some of their loose e/s colors and wonder what you use as a base for them. LASplash makes it seem that you have to use their shadow sealer and I just don't believe that (plus I can't find any except at cherry culture and it was out of stock). Do you have any of their loose shadows? What do you use as a base?
NCC gave some good recs.

Right now, I'm wearing LASplash Accentric (turquoise) l/s over NYX concealer in a jar (and UDPP). It's working well so far. We'll see in a few hours if there's any creasing. Any slightly sticky base would work: cream shadows, stick or jar concealers, or the NYX eyeshadow base. The LASplash sealer works well too, although it's definitely not the only option.
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Old 12-20-2012, 11:00 AM   #385
 
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here's another great brow tutorial. i used spike and concealers similar to how she does and i love my brows. i get the extra hairs threaded off and i use castor oil (when i remember) to fill in my brows as much as possible.

here's another good eyebrow theory video. pretty cool advice.
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You introduced me to LASplash, and now I have a question for you. I have fallen in love with some of their loose e/s colors and wonder what you use as a base for them. LASplash makes it seem that you have to use their shadow sealer and I just don't believe that (plus I can't find any except at cherry culture and it was out of stock). Do you have any of their loose shadows? What do you use as a base?
NCC gave some good recs.

Right now, I'm wearing LASplash Accentric (turquoise) l/s over NYX concealer in a jar (and UDPP). It's working well so far. We'll see in a few hours if there's any creasing. Any slightly sticky base would work: cream shadows, stick or jar concealers, or the NYX eyeshadow base. The LASplash sealer works well too, although it's definitely not the only option.
Thanks for your response. I just wanted to make sure I could make do with what I have and wondered if I was missing out on the PERFECT performance if I used the base. I can't find it on the ground and I don't want to chase it down online (mad @ cherry culture)
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:33 PM   #387
 
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Update: The concealer has started to crease some. But I have oily lids. So if you don't have oily lids, you should be fine.
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Old 12-20-2012, 01:40 PM   #388
 
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TNB, have you ever tried Origins Oil-Free? It's a liquid that has some kind of clay (?) in it to absorb oil. It'll take me from a grease slick to matte in 1.5 seconds once I apply it. I've also done my eye makeup with a primer, etc. like you do, but once I'm done with it, I apply it over the shadows. The shimmer doesn't go away, it just absorbs the oil and can keep my shadows from creasing most of the time.

Correction: It is called Zero Oil. The mattifier in the liquid is apparently silicates from what I'm reading on the site. Picture below of what I'm talking about.

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Thanks for the tip! Interesting, no, I've never tried it. So it goes right over your eye makeup? And it doesn't wipe the makeup off? Pricey, I bet?
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Old 12-20-2012, 03:07 PM   #390
 
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Not too pricey. It's $14.50 for the bottle, which is .64 oz. It's lasted me quite some time. I only need 2 drops of it to get rid of the grease on my forehead, nose and chin.

I've actually done eyeshadow both ways, underneath as the oil eradicator, then putting the primer and eye shadows on. I've also done it on top of everything. You pat it on so it doesn't smear anything you've done. I think it just depends on what you find works best for you.
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Old 12-21-2012, 10:58 AM   #391
 
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Boots has a version of this in Target for like $7 I think. I always pick it up and put it back because I'm not sure how it would perform on top of makeup.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:34 PM   #392
 
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A couple of years ago I bought an 'emergency' Studio 35 (?) kabuki brush similar to the one in the Kirkland/Borghese kit for about $5 at Walgreen's, of all places, and I'm amazed at how good that thing is! I was on a trip and had accidentally left some of my brushes at home and I bought it as a multi-purpose brush to use in a pinch.

It's real hair of some sort, though who knows what? Doesn't shed at all, works great. It's just as good as one of similar shape and size that I paid nearly $50 for.
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Old 12-28-2012, 04:47 PM   #393
 
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Any tips for makeup application for someone who has droopy eyes? Like my eyes turn down at the end, not hooded eyes. When I look at my eyes, the bottom lid seems to curve slightly, but in pictures it looks straight or turned down at the outside. And when I smile I kind of look like an anime illustration where their eyes look like upside down smiles, too. Fat face, fat cheeks=squinty eyes.
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Any tips for makeup application for someone who has droopy eyes? Like my eyes turn down at the end, not hooded eyes. When I look at my eyes, the bottom lid seems to curve slightly, but in pictures it looks straight or turned down at the outside. And when I smile I kind of look like an anime illustration where their eyes look like upside down smiles, too. Fat face, fat cheeks=squinty eyes.
Any makeup that flicks up at the outside corner will work with that eye shape and make your eyes look less down turned. Winged eyeliner would be good. I will look for pix.

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