The Make-Up Thread

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

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 wearing a blue t-shirt, grey cardigan, black-framed glasses, and light make-up

The quickest of quick looks: Juice Beauty's Stem Cellular CC Cream in Natural Glow; Too Faced's Perfect Flush Blush in Something About Berry; Almay's Black Steel mascara; some grey Almay eyeshadow the name of which I don't know (and inexplicably isn't on the package); and Ardell's clear Brow Sculpting Gel.

This is a super easy daytime look for basic coverage, nothing fancy and certainly not an attempt at "flawless," but it's a quick routine which I've now gotten down to about five minutes. Which suits me just fine, because I can't be arsed with much longer than that, anyway, lol, but it took some practice. At least for me, since I failed at make-up for about three decades previous!

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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