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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Another make-up adjacent item from me this time: Bed Head's "A Wave We Go" Adjustable Deep Waver. (As always, I'm not affiliated with Bed Head in any way, nor am I getting anything in exchange for this recommendation. I just like the product!)

image of me sitting on my porch with wavy hair

I took this pic to show off my new specs (they are gigantic and I love them!) to distant friends, but pictured is also the result of my first go with the Deep Waver.

I've never had good luck with styling implements on my fine, straight hair, so the fact that this styler did exactly what I'd hoped and the waves also held was amazing! I didn't use any prep product before the waver; this was just after washing my hair the night before and letting it air dry. If you use product, apparently the waves will be even more pronounced.

Also, as y'all know, I have no interest in major hair efforts, lol. This thing is reeeeally easy and quick, in addition to actually working on my hair.

And now Shaker catvoncat's and my twindom is complete.

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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