The Makeup Thread

Here is your semi-regular makeup thread, to discuss all things makeup and makeup adjacent.

Do you have a makeup product you'd recommend? Are you looking for the perfect foundation which has remained frustratingly elusive? Need or want to offer makeup tips? Searching for hypoallergenic products? Want to grouse about how you hate makeup? Want to gush about how you love it?

Whatever you like — have at it!

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First of all, I want to offer a huge thank you to Drunk Elephant, whose skincare products I recommended in the last makeup thread, who sent me a new set of Littles to say thanks for giving their amazing products my enthusiastic endorsement!

image of Drunk Elephant's Littles package

And I want to extend an extra thanks for being so thoughtful in their outreach to me, noting that I don't have any affiliate relationships and saying they would only send something if I felt comfortable that it wouldn't compromise my integrity with y'all.

That just made me all the happier — and so I am eager to disclose that they sent me a freebie (with no strings or future obligations) and that they were incredibly sensitive about it. I know I'm not the only one who appreciates when a company has good corporate practices in addition to great products. Take my money!

Now moving on to today's FACE:

image of me in the car with a bold lip look

To get this look, I used Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Primer all over (including my eyelids; don't forget the eyelids!), followed by Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector in Rose Gold across my cheekbones, above my temples, down the bridge of my nose, and on my philtral columns (between my nose and top lip).

My lips are outlined with ColourPop's Lippie Pencil in Skimpy, then colored with Nyx's Soft Matte Metallic Lip Cream in Cannes. It was the first time I used the latter product, and I really liked it. It dries quickly without getting too dry or flaky, and feels like there's nothing there.

On my eyes, I used Elf's Molten Liquid Eyeshadow in Brushed Cooper below the crease (the quality of which is as good if not better than much more expensive liquid eyeshadows), and blended it out to the purple in Rimmel's Magnif'eyes Smoke Edition palette.

image of my hand holding the aforementioned eyeshadow palette

I used Nyx's Le Chick Flick waterproof mascara on my lashes, and shaped my brows with Ardell's Brow Sculpting Gel in Clear.

I've never been comfortable doing a bold lip; I tend to strongly favor bold eyes and a muted lip. But I've been playing around more with the opposite, and I'm starting to feel a bit more excited about it!

(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!)

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 makeup experts, and people who are makeup newbies. Also, because there is a lot of racist language used in discussions of makeup, and in makeup 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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