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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My apologies for not doing a make-up thread in so long! I just haven't had any occasion to buy or wear make-up in ages — and, even now, it's another make-up adjacent item from me this time: Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Water Gel.

image of a small cylinder of the product, which comes in a lovely blue jar

(As always, I'm not affiliated with Neutrogena or Ulta in any way, nor am I getting anything in exchange for this recommendation. I just like the product!)

I have very fussy, extremely sensitive, combination skin, and I am forever on the hunt for a product that can moisturize the dry bits without causing me terrible break-outs.

Sometimes, products start out fine, but then my skin revolts and I go back to getting bad bread-outs. I've been using this for a couple of weeks now, a few times a week (because daily moisturizing has always overwhelmed my persnickety skin), and so far, touch wood, my skin is reacting favorably. Huzzah!

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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