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Old 12-13-2011, 10:32 PM   #41
 
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I think part of it is that a lot of women don't realize that foundation has improved and doesn't have to look like a mask anymore.

There's a young girl I see at my college regularly that has great skin and doesn't wear anything but foundation and powder--but the thing is, it LOOKS like foundation and powder. And it calls attention to itself. Looking at her skin, I bet she doesn't even need it, but if she IS going to wear it, she kind of needs to balance it out with eyes and lips. It looks unfinished and strange.
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Old 12-14-2011, 12:25 AM   #42
 
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I LOVE this thread! Here I go... My name is Wunmi and I buy really expensive skincare products that subsequently leave me counting pennies for the rest of the month *covers eyes* and lie about how much they actually cost

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Old 12-14-2011, 08:31 PM   #43
 
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Thank you - I am trying my best to get better lol!

I keep hearing about this L'oreal HIP line - do you find t hey have good color payoff? All of the people who advertise it are always wearing these nude colors so I can't tell.
I was looking at the HIP line last week after Phoenix recommended it to me. I'm a little worried that it's being discontinued because it was on "Last Chance" sale at Walgreens and buy one, get one 50% off at Ulta. They had the basic black and dark brown, but they also had a great navy blue and a dark purple.
@sagehen...I don't think HIP e/s is very good or pigmented, but that's just IMO.

@curlyself....So you'd rather not get something you might like and look great in because you might end up frustrated when you run out and can't find the liner again?

If you get it and like it, you can go back and pick up multiples at a good price. They last a long time and by the time you run out, you'll probably be able to find a good substitute.
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[QUOTE=PhoenixThNuBlak;1836054@curlyself....So you'd rather not get something you might like and look great in because you might end up frustrated when you run out and can't find the liner again?

If you get it and like it, you can go back and pick up multiples at a good price. They last a long time and by the time you run out, you'll probably be able to find a good substitute.[/QUOTE]

Good point

I probably would have gotten the liner last week when I saw it in Walgreen's, but they didn't have the purple you recommended. I'll have to keep my eye out for it.
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I am having no luck lately. I think I need new products, but I so can't afford it right now.
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OK, I think I am about to dip my toe in NYX cosmetics. I keep hearing good things after their black friday sale.

For the oily, brown-skinned women who like makeup and color, are there any recommendations? Any pallettes I might try to get my foot in the door that are a decent value?

Specifically I want to dip my toe in their lipsticks. The regular or black-label, maybe a nice red. There is no color I won't try.

@Phoenix: Thanks for saving me the money on the HIP. I think I wanted them to be intense and a good option because the word "intense" is in the product name.
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I hate that they discontinued Marathon Mascara and that there is nothing else like it in the world. I used it for 30+ years and I miss it terribly.

I love lip crayons.

If I want wrinkles and age spots, that my business. Quit trying to convince me to use expensive and harsh face creams/lotions/peels/etc. I don't want to do any of that. I use cheap natural cleansers and oils and am happy. And I will not stop going out in the sun.

Don't tell me I'm too old to wear anything with a bit of shimmer. Or that I'm too old to use blue eyeliner. I'm not too old for anything.
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Old 12-15-2011, 02:13 PM   #48
 
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To whomever recommended Milk of Magnesia as a makeup primer in another thread:

thank you so much!

I did some research because I found that so crazy and I also found it can be used for a few minutes in the morning as a mask to reduce oil in the skin. This is how it has worked the best for me. Two or three days a week, after cleansing my face and before I hop in the shower, I put it on and leave it on in the shower, then rinse that off as the last thing before I get out, then go about the rest of my routine. It has worked so well I can't believe it.
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Old 12-15-2011, 05:29 PM   #49
 
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I like to match my make-up to my shirt. I know better and I try not to. But when I try to decide what color eye shadow I should wear that day, I look down and see a purple shirt and it makes me think "purple is a good color". Color selection is just much easier that way.
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I hate that they discontinued Marathon Mascara and that there is nothing else like it in the world. I used it for 30+ years and I miss it terribly.

Don't tell me I'm too old to wear anything with a bit of shimmer. Or that I'm too old to use blue eyeliner. I'm not too old for anything.
have you tried revlon fabulash? it's really good. lots of sales at ulta on revlon.

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Old 12-15-2011, 09:25 PM   #51
 
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Is there any other brand that is comparable to MAC mineralize foundation? I lost mine. Smh. It has really good coverage but it is a bit expensive. Any good cheaper alternatives??

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phoenix, i want to try some contouring. i have the tools (i.e. brushes). i think i have the right combo of products too. i have my regular foundation, two different ones that are lighter and one that is a shade darker (all meow). i also have a nice bronzer that's similar to my skin tone and not really shimmery. i have mac liquid concealer that i use under my eyes that works good and i use the mac studio finish concealer for dark marks.

i want to experiment with jawline and nose contouring without looking freakish....

my question is, for the type of contouring i want to do do you think my mineral foundation will work best or that i should use mac concealers (which don't break me out)? i'd prefer the foundation just because the powder seems less heavy than the concealer but for that reason i don't know if the contouring will really show up of if i'll look like i'm just wearing the wrong shade of foundation. what are your thoughts on this?

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This leads me back to your statement, about people covering up and looking a certain way. I agree, and I wonder why people cake up their faces like that. It draws more attention to the skin they say they want to cover up.

Foundation and powder per se are not bad for the skin; it just requires proper skin care to remove and cleanse the skin, which can be as simple as oil cleansing on the regular and keeping up with exfoliation.
I wonder about this. Wouldn't it be better for your skin to breathe and not have foundation on it for that extra 10 or more hours a day, even with proper removal? Either way, the reason I say sad is that some women want flawless looking skin all the time and feel insecure with any marks or imperfections on their face. It's not just about wearing bad foundation. I just don't get what's wrong with natural skin that's not so messed up. But I guess everyone has their own thing.
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^^^I think the foundation will work better, but you might want to go 2 shades darker than yourself rather than 1.
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I don't understand the need for women (with not so horrible skin) to wear foundation and powder everyday. It's sad.
If you hadn't added that it was sad, it would be perfectly valid and fine opinion. Anyone can have any opinion they want. But you are condescending with your last sentence.
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I tried to overdraw my lips the other day because Nicola on Pixiwoo does it sometimes and it looks great on her. On me, it looked like a kid did my lipstick.

I really wish my bottom lip was fuller.

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pedaheh, when you dot on liner like you describe, do you then blend it, or just leave it as is?
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pedaheh, when you dot on liner like you describe, do you then blend it, or just leave it as is?
I don't blend it, I just leave it. It looks continuous, but just not as intense as it does when I do a solid line.
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I don't understand the need for women (with not so horrible skin) to wear foundation and powder everyday. It's sad.
If you hadn't added that it was sad, it would be perfectly valid and fine opinion. Anyone can have any opinion they want. But you are condescending with your last sentence.
But this is the Say It thread...
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Sometimes when cleansing my face I run my clarisonic over my eyes. Yep, right over em.
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