The Make-Up Thread

Here is your semi-regular make-up thread, to discuss all things make-up.

Do you have a make-up product you'd recommend? Are you looking for the perfect foundation which has remained frustratingly elusive? Need or want to offer make-up tips? Searching for hypoallergenic products? Want to grouse about how you hate make-up? Want to gush about how you love it?

Whatever you like—have at it!

* * *

image of me on my deck wearing green eye shadow and pink blush

Nothing special today: No foundation, just some blush (Too Faced's Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry), mascara (Almay's Black Steel), and eye shadow (Mildew highlighted with Maui Wowie, by Urban Decay).

Because I'm lazy and also love my Urban Decay Naked palettes, I tend to wear brown and beige eyeshadow, which highlights the blue in blue eyes. But my eyes look totally different depending on what color eyeshadow I'm wearing (and what color my top is), varying from violet to grey, and if I wear green and/or gold eyeshadow, as I'm doing today, it really brings out the green in my eyes.

When I was in high school, there was a girl who accused me (on multiple occasions!) of wearing colored contacts because my eyes "changed colors" so dramatically. No matter how much I told her I didn't wear colored contacts (even going so far as to remove my clear contacts from my eyeballs in the locker room one day), and tried to explain how color works, she was insistent that I was pulling some sort of EYEBALL TRICKERY.

Full Disclosure: I am not an eyeball witch. I do, however, own multiple eyeshadow colors.

What's up with you?

* * *

Please note, as always, that advice should be not be offered to an individual person unless they solicit it. Further: This thread is open to everyone—women, men, genderqueer folks. People who are make-up experts, and people who are make-up newbies. Also, because there is a lot of racist language used in discussions of make-up, and in make-up names, please be aware to avoid turns of phrase that are alienating to women of color, like "nude" or "flesh tone" when referring to a peachy or beige color. I realize some recommended products may have names that use these words, so please be considerate about content noting for white supremacist (and/or Orientalist) product naming.

Shakesville is run as a safe space. First-time commenters: Please read Shakesville's Commenting Policy and Feminism 101 Section before commenting. We also do lots of in-thread moderation, so we ask that everyone read the entirety of any thread before commenting, to ensure compliance with any in-thread moderation. Thank you.

blog comments powered by Disqus