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Alright ladies, I really could use some help. It's been so long since I've worn makeup on a regular basis. I used to use Mary Kay everything, but the thought of parabens in their products is a turn off. I refuse to use them.

I'm on the search for a good makeup brand that does not use parabens. I'm mainly searching for eye shadows. Does anybody have any recommendations? I love bold colors, so something that covers my pale skin well is a must.

I use Urban Decay eyeliner and absolutely adore it - has anybody used their eye shadow? If so, what is the coverage like?
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Urban Decay eyeshadows are good. I use their naked palette #2 almost on a daily basis. Just make sure you get some eye primer to go under that shadow. It will help with coverage and keep it looking good for longer than just applying the eyeshadow by itself. Plus the eye primer lasts forever. I've barely used mine and I've had it since the end of December.
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2c/3a with maybe a bit of 3b around my temples
Cowash-As I Am
PT-GVP Reconstructing Conditioner
RO-? Still searching for a good one
LI- As I Am or Sauve Coconut
Styling products-KCCC
Thanks for the review! Yeah, I can't do shadows without the eye primer, they end up way too pale!

Are there any tricks for getting the eyeshadow to not clump halfway into the day? It seems like my eyelids get so greasy or something, it's annoying!
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Lorac primer is paraben free. I don't know if their shadows are but those shadows are THE BEST. They stay better than any other I've ever used.

This Vasanti palette is PBfree. I've only used their liners but I LOVE that. They're a good company. Search Vasanti Manhattan Eye Shadow palette on Amazon. It's nice.

I honestly believe the paraben hype is a little overblown and I'm pretty crunchy. I'd think if your primer was paraben free you'd be plenty safe from the extremely negligible possibility of problems.
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2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
Oo. I did just read that all Make up Geek eyeshadows are paraben free and those are some of the most popular out there. Plus you can make your own palettes.
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2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
I was in Bloomies and asked a MAC salesperson for a blush suggestion He suggested Melba which I never would have picked for myself. It is a very soft, warm pink with a caramelly undertone which sounds like a lot of other blushes, but this is an unusual color.

I bought a refill on my Bobbi Brown Mod Pink and the saleswoman asked me the name of the blush. She said she didn't have anything that she thought would look better on me. I was impressed with her honesty.

If you have pale skin with a warm undertone - try it! I'm so pleased with this that I carry it around and put it up against clothes to see if it blends. Then I know the clothing will look well on me.

ETA: I just googled Melba and there are several reviews by Indian women who recommend it for "dusky" (their word) or darker skin tones, so if you have a warm skintone of any depth you might want to test it at MAC. Have fun!
2/c. Coarse hair med. density.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Smasters!
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets or use a curling brush - classic glamor.
Every day is a gift

Last edited by curlypearl; 04-29-2015 at 11:39 AM.
Sorry - I got confused and added a post about a blush I like. After, I realized the thread was about Sixe's question about parabens and not having eyeshadows clump.
2/c. Coarse hair med. density.
Protein sensitive but can use occasionally
Highly porous. Color over grey.
Best 1st day method: Smasters!
Stylers: Mix Curls in a Bottle into everything for shine. Terrible pj
Sometimes try roller sets or use a curling brush - classic glamor.
Every day is a gift
Thanks for the review! Yeah, I can't do shadows without the eye primer, they end up way too pale!

Are there any tricks for getting the eyeshadow to not clump halfway into the day? It seems like my eyelids get so greasy or something, it's annoying!
Originally Posted by sixelamy


If you moisturize your face before applying make up make sure its all absorbed in or leave it off the lids and use a light astringent over your lids to get rid of any excess oil before you apply your primer.
2c/3a with maybe a bit of 3b around my temples
Cowash-As I Am
PT-GVP Reconstructing Conditioner
RO-? Still searching for a good one
LI- As I Am or Sauve Coconut
Styling products-KCCC
lol curlypearl no worries I actually could probably use a new blush too. I have very pale skin with pink undertone.

I'm not avoiding parabens because of the hype, I'm avoiding them because research has showed that they have been found in breast cancer cells. I'm just not all about having breast cancer when I get older. If I can do at least a little bit to help it, I will!

Thanks for the suggestions, I will check these out!
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2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Thanks for the review! Yeah, I can't do shadows without the eye primer, they end up way too pale!

Are there any tricks for getting the eyeshadow to not clump halfway into the day? It seems like my eyelids get so greasy or something, it's annoying!
Originally Posted by sixelamy


If you moisturize your face before applying make up make sure its all absorbed in or leave it off the lids and use a light astringent over your lids to get rid of any excess oil before you apply your primer.
Originally Posted by Curly_Cakes
Great advice, I will have to try this out - thank you!
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density

NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Sevi Pumpkin Seed, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, YTBbs
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
Just saying. The science just doesn't support it. http://www.paulaschoice.com/expert-a...ally-a-problem
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2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
(Though it's perfectly fine if you want to avoid them. )
2a medium porous, You can see my wavy tutorials here: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?lis...ZNxhBHSXAW40OQ and my wavy blog is The Wavy Nation http://wavynation.wordpress.com
That's a blog not scientific evidence. Check ewg.org if you really want facts on ingredients.


Also that blogger throws a lot of opinions in with the scientific facts she references. She says the parabens are fully metabolized before entering the bloodstream... and also that the 2004 study only showed the metabolites of parabems in the breast tissue, not the parabens themsevels. So fully metabolized the "metabolites"ARE entering the blood stream and have been found in breast cancer tissue? Still seems like something I will avoid if I can.

Last edited by Ashleynicol; 04-30-2015 at 06:24 AM.

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