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#451 | Back to Top04-17-2016 07:31:30 PM

Raven Nightshade
Someday Shiner
From: Louisiana
Registered: 12-17-2006
Posts: 2916

Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

If Bob Ross were a MUA, he would have probably come up with "Eyebrows should be sisters, not twins" a long time ago.

And honestly, I haven't really bought anything lately, either. I want to buy implements for contouring/highlighting, because that is a thing I don't really know how to do, which means I need to play with it.


Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it home again.
It's so far and out of sight.
I really need someone to talk to and nobody else
Knows how to comfort me tonight.

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#452 | Back to Top04-17-2016 08:35:58 PM

OnlyInThisLight
KING OF ALL DUCKS
Registered: 01-15-2008
Posts: 4411

Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

Raven Nightshade wrote:

If Bob Ross were a MUA, he would have probably come up with "Eyebrows should be sisters, not twins" a long time ago.

And honestly, I haven't really bought anything lately, either. I want to buy implements for contouring/highlighting, because that is a thing I don't really know how to do, which means I need to play with it.

I use one of those duel ended contour/highlight sticks (using a code I got it from EM Cosmetics; the company is shady as hell so I'd just go with a NYX dupe or something) where both ends are kinda shaped like lipstick (although I wish the highlighter on mine was matte).  If you have a very round, contourless face like me, being able to "draw" it all on really helps.  Brushes spread it all too far because, as mentioned, full contourless face.  The only thing I'd be a stickler on is that it's actually better, once you find the right shade and undertone, to get something less pigmented.  That when blended out, actually looks like a natural shadow and not just matte bronzer.

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#453 | Back to Top04-19-2016 09:12:57 PM

Raven Nightshade
Someday Shiner
From: Louisiana
Registered: 12-17-2006
Posts: 2916

Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

I'm fairly dark, NW45/47ish, so I may need to focus on highlighting instead of contouring due to the Law of Diminishing Returns. I almost bought a concealer duo from Black Radiance for $5, but I couldn't decide which one to get, so I'm going to research and try again next week.


Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it home again.
It's so far and out of sight.
I really need someone to talk to and nobody else
Knows how to comfort me tonight.

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#454 | Back to Top05-03-2016 09:25:18 PM

Raven Nightshade
Someday Shiner
From: Louisiana
Registered: 12-17-2006
Posts: 2916

Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

So, Urban Decay has put all of their Revolution lipsticks on sale for $11, marked down from $22. No one had any clue why initially, but it turns out that there's a new collection called Vice coming out in June to replace them. There are 120 shades, but it seems that all of them aren't being sold everywhere. 20 are Sephora-only, and 20 will not be sold at Sephora at all.

You can see the entire collection here.


Sometimes I wonder if I'm ever gonna make it home again.
It's so far and out of sight.
I really need someone to talk to and nobody else
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#455 | Back to Top08-06-2016 06:30:15 PM

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Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

I could never wear acrylic nails (I am terrible about follow up appointments for my beauty routine so I know I'd go too long without fills and risk breakage) but I find acrylic nail tutorials on youtube so so so relaxing.

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#456 | Back to Top08-06-2016 06:57:14 PM

Raven Nightshade
Someday Shiner
From: Louisiana
Registered: 12-17-2006
Posts: 2916

Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

I've worn them three times over a nine year period. I think that if I had the cash to spend every two weeks at the shop getting fills, I would do it.

On the other side of the coin, the tips have been too thick all three times I've had them done, and it makes it hard to type because I already have sausage fingers to begin with.


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It's so far and out of sight.
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#457 | Back to Top08-07-2016 06:41:36 PM

OnlyInThisLight
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Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

Raven Nightshade wrote:

I've worn them three times over a nine year period. I think that if I had the cash to spend every two weeks at the shop getting fills, I would do it.

On the other side of the coin, the tips have been too thick all three times I've had them done, and it makes it hard to type because I already have sausage fingers to begin with.

Yeah, if I did get them they'd have to be short anyway, since I type on a eeensy little netbook at work all day.

I've been trying to do better by my nails.  When my shirts are a bit wrinkled because they fell off their hangers in the closet (and to be honest work runs me so ragged that most mornings i just don't have the energy for make-up), a nice pair of earrings and well cared for nails make me look a bit more put together.  I've been pushing back my cuticles and using a remover regularly, using a nail oil, a glass nail file (stopped cutting my nails, and stopped filing "back and forth" and now file in one direction from the corner edge in) and a nightly moisturizer and cotton gloves.

The more professional I look the less likely a provider will confuse me for a client's family member instead of their caseworker... but that's hard to do when the job doesn't give you much money to keep an updated wardrobe and you're in and out of your car, client's (often messy and animal and bug filled) apartments and provider's offices all day.  You want to be at least somewhat comfortable. 

I have lost so many nice slacks to client's cats.  I lost an entire outfit turning it into police as evidence. The cigarette smell is so bad in some client's home and on their person that I can't get away with wearing an article of clothing twice, which is my saving grace because I own no washer/dryer. 

So yeah.  Anyway.  Keeping hair and nails neat, one small bling, is my best shot at looking business casual.

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#458 | Back to Top08-20-2016 07:26:55 PM

pagetheplush
Juri Jeerer
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Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

So I have a problem where whenever I put on foundation, be it liquid or powder, rather than covering up blemishes and such it highlights how dry my face is and just makes things look worse. It's not visible when I don't wear it, but when i put it on you can see flaky patches on my forehead. No matter what I do, nothing seems to fix it, so i usually just avoid foundation altogether. Is there something I can do to improve the skin itself or am I just putting my foundation on wrong?


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#459 | Back to Top08-20-2016 10:38:06 PM

OnlyInThisLight
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Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

pagetheplush wrote:

So I have a problem where whenever I put on foundation, be it liquid or powder, rather than covering up blemishes and such it highlights how dry my face is and just makes things look worse. It's not visible when I don't wear it, but when i put it on you can see flaky patches on my forehead. No matter what I do, nothing seems to fix it, so i usually just avoid foundation altogether. Is there something I can do to improve the skin itself or am I just putting my foundation on wrong?

Exfoliate at least once a week moisturizing along won't slough off the dead skin (dah flakies), always always always apply a moisturizer on before your foundation and after you exfoliate, and beyond that you either need a moisturizing primer or it is the brands of foundation you are wearing.  Some foundations will cling to dry patches, especially if they contain ALCOHOL (Such as the Maybelline Dream liquid foundation, or the YSL Ink Foundation).

Avoid matte or silk finish foundations, look for dewy finishes.

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#460 | Back to Top08-21-2016 09:36:24 AM

pagetheplush
Juri Jeerer
From: your dreams
Registered: 10-30-2015
Posts: 48
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Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

OnlyInThisLight wrote:

pagetheplush wrote:

So I have a problem where whenever I put on foundation, be it liquid or powder, rather than covering up blemishes and such it highlights how dry my face is and just makes things look worse. It's not visible when I don't wear it, but when i put it on you can see flaky patches on my forehead. No matter what I do, nothing seems to fix it, so i usually just avoid foundation altogether. Is there something I can do to improve the skin itself or am I just putting my foundation on wrong?

Exfoliate at least once a week moisturizing along won't slough off the dead skin (dah flakies), always always always apply a moisturizer on before your foundation and after you exfoliate, and beyond that you either need a moisturizing primer or it is the brands of foundation you are wearing.  Some foundations will cling to dry patches, especially if they contain ALCOHOL (Such as the Maybelline Dream liquid foundation, or the YSL Ink Foundation).

Avoid matte or silk finish foundations, look for dewy finishes.

Thank you so much, I will definitely do this from now on emot-biggrin


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#461 | Back to Top08-22-2016 12:53:16 PM

Yams
Nest Boxer
From: Crystal Millenium
Registered: 02-13-2007
Posts: 962

Re: Painted Ladies: All About Makeup (and Skin Care)

Yeah primers are pretty important. It kind of makes this layer over your skin that the foundation goes on top of a bit more smoothly.

I have fussy skin (oily and dry, acne prone - until very recently hallelujah) so what worked for me is weekly masks (clay-based kind), a sugar exfoliate, then moisturizer or sunscreen, then make-up primer, then concealer stick, then foundation and finally a bit of powder for setting. And FINALLY I got a 'wow your skin looks so beautiful' comment. BB creams are also quite nice, less fussy and much lighter, more natural-looking.

I have also stopped wearing foundation because I can't be fucking bothered. XD I don't mean that in a negative way towards anyone who does go the full hog with makeup - you have my admiration. But for me, a swipe of eyeliner and I am set.


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