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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Below, a photo of my latest favorite look:


There are a lot of different products involved, but all of them are extremely quick to apply, so the whole thing only takes a few minutes: Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Primer (the primer is the only thing I'm wearing here, with no foundation on top of it); Tarte's Paaarty blush; Tarte's Birthday Suit lip color; Thrive's Brilliant Eye Brightener (in the corners of my eyes, under my eyes, and along my brow bone); Urban Decay's Spike eyeshadow, blended upwards into Urban Decay's Sin eyeshadow; Almay's Intense i-Color mascara in Black Steel; and Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel in clear.

(As always, I'm not affiliated with any of these companies in any way, nor am I getting anything in exchange for these recommendations. I just like the products!)

I'm not even gonna try to fight the pink anymore. I'm just gonna go with it! PINK ALL DAY.

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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