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Eye makeup?

Purple and bronze almost always looks great on hazel eyes!
Oh, woops!! Also what lipsticks/Glosses? Thanks
Here's a thread where we discussed lip colors for someone with coloring similar to yours.

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Hey Phoenix, this may have been answered before somewhere (I looked but didn't see a clear answer). It's regarding primers and oiliness but...I use two different types of foundations (both from MAC). I find that from the middle to the end of the day the center of my face looks like an oil slick. The cheeks and jawline are okay but that T-Zone looks a mess. The the makeup almost looks uneven or something and slightly cake like. Will a primer help with this and can you suggest one. I have combination, sensitive skin and can't use anything with SPF because I break out. (I can use a physical SPF from Peter Thomas Roth). If a primer doesn't help, can you suggest something that does? I use the crew to powder studio fix and a pressed powder to set it or I layer the loose mineral powder from MAC.
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Hey Phoenix, this may have been answered before somewhere (I looked but didn't see a clear answer). It's regarding primers and oiliness but...I use two different types of foundations (both from MAC). I find that from the middle to the end of the day the center of my face looks like an oil slick. The cheeks and jawline are okay but that T-Zone looks a mess. The the makeup almost looks uneven or something and slightly cake like. Will a primer help with this and can you suggest one. I have combination, sensitive skin and can't use anything with SPF because I break out. (I can use a physical SPF from Peter Thomas Roth). If a primer doesn't help, can you suggest something that does? I use the crew to powder studio fix and a pressed powder to set it or I layer the loose mineral powder from MAC.
I just started using the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone Primer along with the regular Prep + Prime Primer. I only put it on the t-zone. It has been working really well for me. It does not have an SPF.

There are also 2 drugstore products that aren't typically primers but can be used as one. They are Milk of Magnesia and Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. The MoM was a little drying for me, but the Monistat was pretty similar to the MAC primers.
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Hey Phoenix, this may have been answered before somewhere (I looked but didn't see a clear answer). It's regarding primers and oiliness but...I use two different types of foundations (both from MAC). I find that from the middle to the end of the day the center of my face looks like an oil slick. The cheeks and jawline are okay but that T-Zone looks a mess. The the makeup almost looks uneven or something and slightly cake like. Will a primer help with this and can you suggest one. I have combination, sensitive skin and can't use anything with SPF because I break out. (I can use a physical SPF from Peter Thomas Roth). If a primer doesn't help, can you suggest something that does? I use the crew to powder studio fix and a pressed powder to set it or I layer the loose mineral powder from MAC.
I just started using the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone Primer along with the regular Prep + Prime Primer. I only put it on the t-zone. It has been working really well for me. It does not have an SPF.

There are also 2 drugstore products that aren't typically primers but can be used as one. They are Milk of Magnesia and Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. The MoM was a little drying for me, but the Monistat was pretty similar to the MAC primers.
Hi CurlySerf, I saw your post in the other thread and thought it was more for an oily skin type. I will try putting it on the T-Zone. My make up will look nice when I do it at first, then about 1pm it begins the change...will the prep and prime last all day?
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Hey Phoenix, this may have been answered before somewhere (I looked but didn't see a clear answer). It's regarding primers and oiliness but...I use two different types of foundations (both from MAC). I find that from the middle to the end of the day the center of my face looks like an oil slick. The cheeks and jawline are okay but that T-Zone looks a mess. The the makeup almost looks uneven or something and slightly cake like. Will a primer help with this and can you suggest one. I have combination, sensitive skin and can't use anything with SPF because I break out. (I can use a physical SPF from Peter Thomas Roth). If a primer doesn't help, can you suggest something that does? I use the crew to powder studio fix and a pressed powder to set it or I layer the loose mineral powder from MAC.
I just started using the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone Primer along with the regular Prep + Prime Primer. I only put it on the t-zone. It has been working really well for me. It does not have an SPF.

There are also 2 drugstore products that aren't typically primers but can be used as one. They are Milk of Magnesia and Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. The MoM was a little drying for me, but the Monistat was pretty similar to the MAC primers.
Hi CurlySerf, I saw your post in the other thread and thought it was more for an oily skin type. I will try putting it on the T-Zone. My make up will look nice when I do it at first, then about 1pm it begins the change...will the prep and prime last all day?
The combo of the regular Prep + Prime and the Skin Refine Zone Primer lasts really well for me. If I remember correctly, I think you can also add the Skin Refine Zone primer on top of makeup later in the day to eliminate any oiliness that appears during the day.
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I will try it, thanks so much!
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Hi Phoenix, I was wondering if you could help me find a good bronzer for my NW40/45 skin. I love the way it looks as a highlighter on my cheekbones and nose. Ideally, I'd like something from the drugstore but if the only good ones you can think of are in department stores, I might be able to make that work.

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Hey Phoenix, this may have been answered before somewhere (I looked but didn't see a clear answer). It's regarding primers and oiliness but...I use two different types of foundations (both from MAC). I find that from the middle to the end of the day the center of my face looks like an oil slick. The cheeks and jawline are okay but that T-Zone looks a mess. The the makeup almost looks uneven or something and slightly cake like. Will a primer help with this and can you suggest one. I have combination, sensitive skin and can't use anything with SPF because I break out. (I can use a physical SPF from Peter Thomas Roth). If a primer doesn't help, can you suggest something that does? I use the crew to powder studio fix and a pressed powder to set it or I layer the loose mineral powder from MAC.
I just started using the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone Primer along with the regular Prep + Prime Primer. I only put it on the t-zone. It has been working really well for me. It does not have an SPF.

There are also 2 drugstore products that aren't typically primers but can be used as one. They are Milk of Magnesia and Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. The MoM was a little drying for me, but the Monistat was pretty similar to the MAC primers.
Hi CurlySerf, I saw your post in the other thread and thought it was more for an oily skin type. I will try putting it on the T-Zone. My make up will look nice when I do it at first, then about 1pm it begins the change...will the prep and prime last all day?
CS gave some good recs.

Does your T-zone get shiny? The cakiness is your skin's natural oils mixing with the makeup and breaking it down, even if you dont consider yourself oily skinned, per se. The MoM should work well in your Tzone. Just apply a thin layer and let it dry.
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Hi Phoenix, I was wondering if you could help me find a good bronzer for my NW40/45 skin. I love the way it looks as a highlighter on my cheekbones and nose. Ideally, I'd like something from the drugstore but if the only good ones you can think of are in department stores, I might be able to make that work.

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^^^From the drug store Ive only tried Physician's Formula. Im NC42/43 and the med/dark was too light for me. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Magnolia Makeup's pigments. The color Gilded is beautiful on brown skin!

What are you using as a highlighter?
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^^^From the drug store Ive only tried Physician's Formula. Im NC42/43 and the med/dark was too light for me. But I LOVE LOVE LOVE Magnolia Makeup's pigments. The color Gilded is beautiful on brown skin!

What are you using as a highlighter?
Currently I'm borrowing my aunt's Elizabeth Arden's Pure Finish Mineral Bronzing Powder in Medium but it's WAY outside my price range for me to buy on my own and I hate how bulky the container is.
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I have a question. I am using MAC oil-control lotion to control oil as well as lessen the coverage of my liquid foundation. Is there a cheaper, more-easily located alternative to this product? I have been using it forever because I just can't think of anything to substitute for it, but I am mad about the larger bottle not being available online and my local stores are out of it. It's time to make a move. Any suggestions?

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I have a question. I am using MAC oil-control lotion to control oil as well as lessen the coverage of my liquid foundation. Is there a cheaper, more-easily located alternative to this product? I have been using it forever because I just can't think of anything to substitute for it, but I am mad about the larger bottle not being available online and my local stores are out of it. It's time to make a move. Any suggestions?

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i love the anti-shine by makeup artist choice!! it's perfect. i get it in dark. they are having a 20% off sale now too.
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I have a question. I am using MAC oil-control lotion to control oil as well as lessen the coverage of my liquid foundation. Is there a cheaper, more-easily located alternative to this product? I have been using it forever because I just can't think of anything to substitute for it, but I am mad about the larger bottle not being available online and my local stores are out of it. It's time to make a move. Any suggestions?

thanks in advance.
i love the anti-shine by makeup artist choice!! it's perfect. i get it in dark. they are having a 20% off sale now too.
Thanks - off to check this out.

ETA: I wanted something to mix with my foundation. Can this product do that? The instructions say to pat on oily spots on the face and that it can sub for foundation.
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I just started using the MAC Prep + Prime Skin Refine Zone Primer along with the regular Prep + Prime Primer. I only put it on the t-zone. It has been working really well for me. It does not have an SPF.

There are also 2 drugstore products that aren't typically primers but can be used as one. They are Milk of Magnesia and Monistat Anti-Chafing Gel. The MoM was a little drying for me, but the Monistat was pretty similar to the MAC primers.
Hi CurlySerf, I saw your post in the other thread and thought it was more for an oily skin type. I will try putting it on the T-Zone. My make up will look nice when I do it at first, then about 1pm it begins the change...will the prep and prime last all day?
CS gave some good recs.

Does your T-zone get shiny? The cakiness is your skin's natural oils mixing with the makeup and breaking it down, even if you dont consider yourself oily skinned, per se. The MoM should work well in your Tzone. Just apply a thin layer and let it dry.
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Hi Phoenix, I was wondering if you could help me find a good bronzer for my NW40/45 skin. I love the way it looks as a highlighter on my cheekbones and nose. Ideally, I'd like something from the drugstore but if the only good ones you can think of are in department stores, I might be able to make that work.

Thank you so much for your help!
Thanks Phoenix, yes it does look shiny. I will try the MoM too, I've used one by Rimmel some time ago but my face looked ashy, or it changed the color of my foundation so I stopped using it. I was wondering what others were using. I didn't have this issue until I reached my 30's :/
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I have a question. I am using MAC oil-control lotion to control oil as well as lessen the coverage of my liquid foundation. Is there a cheaper, more-easily located alternative to this product? I have been using it forever because I just can't think of anything to substitute for it, but I am mad about the larger bottle not being available online and my local stores are out of it. It's time to make a move. Any suggestions?

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Milk of Magnesia. Seriously. Ive mixed it with mineral foundation and it was ok. Im not sure how it would work with a liquid.
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I have a question. I am using MAC oil-control lotion to control oil as well as lessen the coverage of my liquid foundation. Is there a cheaper, more-easily located alternative to this product? I have been using it forever because I just can't think of anything to substitute for it, but I am mad about the larger bottle not being available online and my local stores are out of it. It's time to make a move. Any suggestions?

thanks in advance.
Milk of Magnesia. Seriously. Ive mixed it with mineral foundation and it was ok. Im not sure how it would work with a liquid.
Damn I am about to go try this. If this works it would fantastic. Another use for my now-beloved MoM.

Thanks - I will post back with results.

ETA: I tried this immediately last night. It mixed well with my foundation and applied well. Of course the oil control was fantastic. I am going to try again this weekend with an entire day to see how it works.
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I use bare minerals foundation. and use milk of magnesia to prevent oiliness. The trick to is to mix it with another primer such as Monistat's anti-Chafing. A little bit goes a long way with Milk of Magnesia and it WILL be chalky. To offset the chalkiness I mix it with my monistat. I then apply a setting spray such as elf's makeup setting spray ( $3 at target.) after applying my foundation. NO more shiny face!
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I use bare minerals foundation. and use milk of magnesia to prevent oiliness. The trick to is to mix it with another primer such as Monistat's anti-Chafing. A little bit goes a long way with Milk of Magnesia and it WILL be chalky. To offset the chalkiness I mix it with my monistat. I then apply a setting spray such as elf's makeup setting spray ( $3 at target.) after applying my foundation. NO more shiny face!
I tried mixing the MoM with the monistat, but they didnt mix well for me. I applied the mixture to my face but when I brushed on my mineral foundation, it beaded up and peeled off my skin.
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Do eye shadows lose effectiveness after a while? I ask because one of my oldest shadows, I can not get to stay on anymore. it fades in front of my eyes. I get one eye looking vibrant and even, by the time I finish the second the first is visibly faded and splotchy. And it's a dark purple, so I look like I have a black eye. The lighter areas won't accept more color at all. I've tried all the tips for splotchy shadow and none seem to be working. I don't have this problem with any other shadows, but this is also my only real dark color.

Do you think it's the shadow, it's a Meow mineral eye shadow (loose powder)? Or do you have a secret tip that wouldn't make it on to most web pages? Because I've read several and the all seem to say the same thing and it's not helping.
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Do eye shadows lose effectiveness after a while? I ask because one of my oldest shadows, I can not get to stay on anymore. it fades in front of my eyes. I get one eye looking vibrant and even, by the time I finish the second the first is visibly faded and splotchy. And it's a dark purple, so I look like I have a black eye. The lighter areas won't accept more color at all. I've tried all the tips for splotchy shadow and none seem to be working. I don't have this problem with any other shadows, but this is also my only real dark color.

Do you think it's the shadow, it's a Meow mineral eye shadow (loose powder)? Or do you have a secret tip that wouldn't make it on to most web pages? Because I've read several and the all seem to say the same thing and it's not helping.
I've never heard of that! However, I'm not totally surprised; makeup can do strange things if it's old. How long have you had the color? And what other tips have your read (so I don't duplicate any)?
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