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!

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image of me on my porch wearing brown eyeshadow, red lipstick, and a brown tanktop

My "Just Eyes and Lips" look: No foundation or cover-up of any sort. Red lips care of Stila's Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in "Beso" (which I got as a free sample in my Birch Box), and daytime smoky eyes care of Urban Decay's Naked Palette—"Darkhorse" on the lids, "Half Baked" in the crease of my eyelids, and "Sin" on the top, just under my brows. A little black mascara and clear brow gel to finish.

(Plus some hawt tan lines, lol. Whooooooooops!)

This is my go-to when my skin is feeling sensitive and doesn't want anything to do with cover-up. Which is often!

What's up with you?

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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.

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