Mascara and foundation help!

Ok. So I have mascara issues, and need some input!

Most of the time I wear mascara by Just For Redheads. It's ok. It goes on really wet, which can be annoying. I like it about halfway through when it is a little dried out. It doesn't run too badly, either.

But I also like wearing a bolder, darker mascara for dressing up, performing, etc. (usually a "black brown".)

My problem is mascara tends to run on me like crazy. I need a (drugstore) mascara that
-comes in a soft black (brown or gray black)
-DOESN'T RUN
-prefer a washable water proof
-bonus if it lengthens, thickens, and bigger bonus if it curls.


Now for foundation. I loved Cliniques city base cream compact foundation. They discontinued it and have a new one now, but I've yet to try it. Any thoughts??

I also like to use a drugstore version (i use it on "unimportant days" so the expensive one lasts longer). Lately it's been Revlon's new Complexion compact make-up (a cream as well.). I also use Revlon Colorstay liquid for days I'll be outside for long periods of time, or teaching/performing and know I'll sweat a lot.

Any other suggestions? I prefer a cream/compact, but will wear liquid. (Especially for the "color stay" option!)

Tia!!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I've been using Cover FX's compact foundation. I love it because it's foundation and concealer in one. I apply it with a brush and can get full coverage. It's $42 at Sephora but well worth the money if you can spend that much.
Loose botticelli curls and waves
No silicones/no sulfates since March 2008
I just bought the Almay Get up and grow mascara which was like... I think $8 at Walgreens. It definitely lengthens and voluminizes and my lashes don't have that spidery look to them. It comes in black, brown/black, and brown. No curl though, but I just use an eyelash curler.
Thanks for the input, guys!

Please keep the recs coming!
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I've been using clinique lash power mascara long wearing formula and I rarely smudge and it is buildable without clumps. It isn't waterproof but acts like it, comes off with water and a washcloth.

My foundation of choice lately had been clinique's even better make up, it really evens out my skin tone. I also like smashbox high def foundation

Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
Modified CG since Dec 2011
Growing out super short cut

High porosity, fine, unknown curl type, somewhere in the 2s at the moment
Mostly low poo
Current rotation includes:
Wash: Yes To Carrots -Condition: Yes to Cucumber, Nature's Gate Jojoba, One C - Stylers: Deva volumizing foam, Deva UDG B'Leave In, Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl spray
I'm very interested in the Clinique stuff - it's just so expensive!


Still in a desperate hunt for a drugstore mascara, waterproof (or resistant), preferably in black/brown, that won't leave dark circles under my eyes. :/
2c/3a/3b, Fine/med, Dense, high porous, & normal elas.

Lo-poo - Renpure Keratin, SMR, Giovanni SaS
clarifying - mix Johnson's H2T with low poo
Co-wash - Suave Nats. clar. or coco.
RO - GVPCB, Ion Eff. Care, TN.
LI - SMR, Cure Care, or RO
Seal - MO or Jojoba
DT - + honey, ACV, & EVOO to SM masque & GVPCB
PT - Gelatin!, CNPF
Styling - FSG, AIF, BRHG, LALS/PS, GF curl spray gel, SM Souffle/Smoothie, LOOB
Oils - MO!, EVOO, jojoba, GSO, SM Elixer, EVCO, VO5 Hairdressing
I can't help with mascara, since I only wear clear, if any....

But I have been loving the garnier BB cream for foundation. It's liquid, but it lasts all day and feels very natural on. They have one for dry or normal/oily skin. I use the normal.
2C/ Coarse/ Normal porosity/ SW Florida/ Salt & Pepper
Cleanse: CJ Daily Fix, JC Cleansing Cream, TJ Tea Tree Condish
Condish: JC Too Shea, CJ Curl Rehab (both as RO & LI)
Stylers: UFD CM, CJ PP, JC Spiralicious, Darcy's Cream Gel & Cocoa bean whip
I'm very interested in the Clinique stuff - it's just so expensive!


Still in a desperate hunt for a drugstore mascara, waterproof (or resistant), preferably in black/brown, that won't leave dark circles under my eyes. :/
Originally Posted by Jas76
For what it's worth, a tube of the clinique stuff seems to last forever

Sent from my SCH-I535 using CurlTalk App
Modified CG since Dec 2011
Growing out super short cut

High porosity, fine, unknown curl type, somewhere in the 2s at the moment
Mostly low poo
Current rotation includes:
Wash: Yes To Carrots -Condition: Yes to Cucumber, Nature's Gate Jojoba, One C - Stylers: Deva volumizing foam, Deva UDG B'Leave In, Foxy Curls Hi-Def Curl spray
Where do you buy Just for Redheads?
Fine/Thin hair (low density)
Normal porosity
Normal Elasticity

Techniques: Modified Super Soaker, plopping, pixe diffusing, clipping

Low poo: Acure, Y2Cukes
Co Wash: SNRS, Suave Tropical Coconut
RO: Y2C
Style: FSG (HG!!!!), with HETT & BRHG or Devacurl Ultra light defining Gel
PT: IAGirls Gelatin
DT: GVP CB mixed with Coconut oil, Olive Oil, Agave (or honey).

Favorite Styling tools: Devafuser, Deva clips & Flour Sack Towels

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