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 grey top with a black crochet cardigan, sporting shaggy hair, specs, and light evening make-up

My latest light evening look, for going out on a date night with Iain on Saturday: Estée Lauder's Idealist Even Skintone Illuminator, followed by Neutrogena's SkinClearing Mineral Powder in Classic Ivory; Laqa & Co. Cheeky Lip in Humble Brag (on my cheeks); some grey Almay eyeshadow the exact name of which I don't know; and Revlon's Ultimate All-in-One mascara. Kept a nude lip for this one.

And, as you can see, growing out the misandry helmet is going GREAT, lol!

None of these products were new to me except the Revlon mascara, which is a new product altogether. I'm not sure how much I love it. The brush is tiny and the mascara very wet, and I'm having trouble getting it on evenly on my loooong lashes. But I'm going to give it a few more chances, to see if I get used to it.

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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