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Any makeup looks that you have tried and hated? Eye, lip and cheek colors that look horrible on you?

I can not do most blue eye shadows, and I am perfectly okay with that. I can pull off a dark navy (like creams better) and very sheer washes of light or ice blues. All work better if they have a purple or gray undertone. Aqua's and turquoise are okay but only in small amounts. A liner, outer corner, etc. That is how I handle most bright and bold shadows. They have one small place in the look. I will not be buying UD's Neon Palette.

I am also a little scared of greens. I find some colors make my eyes look smaller or translate to clown on my face.

Orange lipstick is a no no. It has to be the perfect coral shade. I can find it hard to pull off some peaches.

Refuse to do neon pastel lips. I tried it once with a baby blue in my 20s. Never again.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Speaking of lipsticks... This emilynoel83 Wild Lipstick Try On video is cute. I find lipsticks like that fun for halloween, bright neon pastel pinks included. Not a daily look in my book. Reminds me of the 80s too much. I could not do Candy Yum Yum. No no. Not for me. Toned down versions or deeper bright pinks I like. I even like some slightly frosted mauves and deep plums or berries.

http://youtu.be/08cLEADDvds
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

Hmmm... I have red hair and very fair skin, so I find that I'm not able to pull off most bright eyeshadow, either.

I look great in neutrals- love the Naked palettes. Soft purple eyeshadows are good for me, but a lot of pinks aren't.

I also can't do orangey lipsticks. If I wear red, it's gotta be true red or a blue-red. Pastels are really hit or miss for me because of my light skin- darker colors are usually better.

I also CANNOT pull off the super-structured eyebrows that are really popular right now. :P They always come off too dark and I look completely silly.
2C/3A | MC/ii | normal-low porosity | very good elasticity
I have dark hazel eyes, very light (peachy) skin, medium brown hair.

Because I have a "warm" complexion/hair/eyes, blue liners & shadows don't work for me at all.

I'd love to wear siren red lipstick but it looks awful on me. Can't wear bright pink either.

Can't do any type of contouring. Bronzers make me look dirty and the highlighters glow, not in a good way.
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Last edited by curlypearl; 04-15-2015 at 08:46 AM.
This a great video on how to use color in a wearable daytime way. http://youtu.be/Sfg8e7W_0PE
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Hmmm... I have red hair and very fair skin, so I find that I'm not able to pull off most bright eyeshadow, either.

I look great in neutrals- love the Naked palettes. Soft purple eyeshadows are good for me, but a lot of pinks aren't.

I also can't do orangey lipsticks. If I wear red, it's gotta be true red or a blue-red. Pastels are really hit or miss for me because of my light skin- darker colors are usually better.

I also CANNOT pull off the super-structured eyebrows that are really popular right now. :P They always come off too dark and I look completely silly.
Originally Posted by SirenSong
I do not even bother trying the structured brows! I'm more of a clear or tinted brow gel person anyway. Swipe and go. I've never been a brow junkie. I'll use a blonde or light brown, fine, pencil to fill in a couple spots or use a blonde/light brown powder alone.

We have a lot in common. Fair, cool undertones. My natural hair color is a mixed bag/dirty blonde but has a pretty strong strawberry tint so I dye it a dark strawberry blonde & have green eyes. I can only do blue based/cool reds & some deep reds. Love purple shadows & red based browns. I can wear a lot of pinks but have to be careful with some peaches.
When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I have dark hazel eyes, very light (peachy) skin, medium brown hair.

Because I have a "warm" complexion/hair/eyes, blue liners & shadows don't work for me at all.

I'd love to wear siren red lipstick but it looks awful on me. Can't wear bright pink either.

Can't do any type of contouring. Bronzers make me look dirty and the highlighters glow, not in a good way.
Originally Posted by curlypearl
^ You have not found the right one yet! I could not get anywhere near bronzers for years. They all looked like dirt on me but I have found some nice ones over the last 2 years that are great. I wish I could pass alomg some colors to you but our undertones are different. There are some good videos on YouTube about different bronzer and contour colors for different skin tones. You can even pick a powdered foundation that matches your skin tone but it a shade darker and use it as a bronzer. You don't have to stick with the traditional ones. Some buy a cream foundation stick a shade or two darker and use it to contour.
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

This a great video on how to use color in a wearable daytime way. http://youtu.be/Sfg8e7W_0PE
Originally Posted by chupie
Thanks Chupie!!
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When I hear terms like "hipster" I think, who told cliques they could leave high school??

I tried Cien brand several times, just a waste of money... Fortunately I didn't spend too much money...
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I look ridiculous with any dark eye makeup such as a smoky eye, or even any kind of eyeliner on the bottom eyelid rim. I don't understand why 😟

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Eyeliner on my lids. Anytime - subtle, winged, it just looks SO weird on me. It sucks because I'd love to be able to do it, but whenever I try it looks . . . odd. Maybe because I'm a bit useless at it anyway, but honestly I just think there's something about my eye shape that makes it look crappy
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Bott, what's your eye shape?
2/c-3a Coarse hair med. density.
Highly porous. Color over grey.
I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
Every day is a gift
Botticelli have you tried smudging an eyeliner pencil through your top lashes? If mascara suits you then this will work as it just makes your eyelashes look thick and dark I have to be very careful with eyeliner too, or it will end up making my eyes look weird. Bottom rims are a total no go and so are the inner corners of my upper eyelids. I love winged eyeliner but I make it look less heavy by keeping it to just the outer two thirds of my eye.

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CP, I've attached a photo of my eye so you can see what I mean!

Eveum, I can sometimes use eyeshadow to do an extremely thin smoky line that looks oookay, but that's about it. I would LOVE to be able to rock winged liner, it looks gorgeous on you!
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3B. Med porosity. Med thickness. Med density.

LP: Shea Moisture (currently JBCO)
Conditioner/CW: Jason Aloe Vera

LI: Aunt Jackie's Curls & Coils Quench
Refreshing: TRESemmé Naturals Aloe Vera & Avocado
Gel: DevaCurl Ultra Defining Gel
DC:
Aunt Jackie's Soft & Sassy Super Duper Softening Conditioner
Treatments: Coconut oil/Coconut milk

UK curly. CG since Oct 2013.
Growing my hair to WL when dry

Last edited by BotticelliBrit; 07-30-2015 at 10:42 AM.
Nude lips are a total fail for me- my lips are too dark for it to look anything close to okay.

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Nude lips are a total fail for me- my lips are too dark for it to look anything close to okay.
Originally Posted by Corrina777
Me too! I have to add something to make any nude lippie work.
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Here's no makeup. Nude lips make me look like a corpse, even when the rest of my face is made up.
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A nude lip just means a neutral lip! It's kind of like a natural "no makeup look". So a 'nude' lip doesn't mean using a pale/frosty lipstick, it means a lipstick like your natural lip colour but better, very slightly darker or brighter. Wearing lipstick paler than your natural lips can wash a lot of people out. Depending on your skin tone your ideal nude lipstick could range from peachy pink to mocha/brown tones. Apologies if you already know this but I see a lot of confusion when it comes to the term nude.
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Conditioner: Tresemme Naturals Nourishing Moisture/ Perfectly Undone
Treatments: SM Black Castor Oil Masque/ Packet Gelatine
Leave in: Redken Diamond Oil Conditioner
Styling: AG Recoil Curl Activator/V05 Mega Hold/Cornstarch
Refresh: Redken Fresh Curls Curl Boost


Between Waist and Hip Length (stretched), 2C with 2B roots
A nude lip just means a neutral lip! It's kind of like a natural "no makeup look". So a 'nude' lip doesn't mean using a pale/frosty lipstick, it means a lipstick like your natural lip colour but better, very slightly darker or brighter. Wearing lipstick paler than your natural lips can wash a lot of people out. Depending on your skin tone your ideal nude lipstick could range from peachy pink to mocha/brown tones. Apologies if you already know this but I see a lot of confusion when it comes to the term nude.
Originally Posted by eveum
But what I'm saying is that especially for having relatively pale skin (today's pic is with full face bronzer after a week in Florida, so I'm normally more pale than that), my lips are very rosy. So a MLBB lip color looks like a fully dressed up lip. I can throw on clear gloss and people assume I'm wearing regular lipstick. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining, but I will never be able to do any sort of pale lipstick because it looks awful on me.

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CLEANSE: CJ Daily Fix, DevaCare No-Poo, CHS Treatment Shampoo
RO: SS Caitlin's Conditioner, CJ Beauticurls Strengthening
LI: SS Repairing Protein Treatment, CHS Silk Leave-In
STYLE: Re:Coil, Curl Keeper, Deva Ultra Defining Gel, Curls Rock Amplifier,Sweet Curls Elixirs Okra Gel and Hard Hold Gel, SS Curl Enhancing Jelly and Firm Hold Gel
Let me count the things:
- no cool makeup tones whatsoever - I'm very warm-toned.
- bright lipsticks of any type
- most bright eyeshadows although I love the looks of them
- pastel-colored makeup
- smoky eyes
- winged graphic eyeliner
- any type of hard-looking eyeliner, ESPECIALLY black or navy
- bright blushes
- matte lipsticks, and there are so many of these around now
- matte foundations or sunscreens

What DOES work:
- warm neutral makeup was MADE for me, and definitely MLBB looks, deep nudes. Some neutral metallic eyeshadows(gold, copper, bronze). Rich color in general but NOT too bright, not too dark, and not too light
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Last edited by caramix3a; 07-30-2015 at 10:38 AM. Reason: to add something

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