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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I also apologize for not having done a Make-Up Thread in forever! I can't remember the last time I even wore make-up, so I haven't had anything to post.

But! While I was on holiday, my friend insisted that I join him for my first pedicure ever, and so I did. And it was really nice! I was definitely positive on getting a hot stone massage on my tootsies!

The relevant part of this experience, however, is that I picked out a nail polish that I really love.

image of my feet in black flip-flops with my toenails painted dark red

It's holding up really well a week later, so I'm highly recommended it. It's OPI's "Love Is in My Cards."

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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