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 standing in my kitchen wearing a grey tank-top, blue tortoiseshell glasses, and pink lipstick/blush

No foundation or eyes today: I tried out a product I got in my Birch Box, a sample of Laqa & Co's Cheeky Lip pencil in "Humble Brag." It's a color stick that can be used for both lips and cheeks, and, I have to admit, I was kind of dubious, but I really like it! It goes on nicely on both lips and cheeks, and I dig how it creates a whole cohesive look with one item.

It doesn't have terrific staying power (for me) as a lip color, but I still like it and will definitely use it again.

Anyway! 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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