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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One of the things I am learning, as I continue to become more proficient with makeup, is how to layer makeup in a way that works to achieve the look I want. This look is an experiment in layering color.

image of me from the shoulders upward, sitting in my desk chair with my hair up, wearing a grey tanktop and gray-framed glasses, with pink-themed makeup

To get this look, I used Neutrogena's Healthy Skin Primer, followed by Juice Beauty's Stem Cellular CC Cream — and, on top of that, on just my nose and chin, Revlon's Photoready Color Correcting Pen in green, to help counteract redness. Under my eyes and on the tip of my nose, I used Smashbox's Photo Op Under Eye Brightener.

Along my cheekbones, I first used Tarte's Tarteist PRO Glow Liquid Highlighter in Exposed, then layered Nyx's Bright Idea Illuminating Stick in Coralicious on top of that, then layered Glossier's Cloud Paint in Puff on top of that. Perfectly glowy pink cheeks!

I lined the waterline of my eyes with Nyx's Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk, then colored my lids up to the crease with Nyx's Lingerie Matte Eye Tint in Lidli, which I blended out into ColourPop's unfortunately named Slave2Pink. I did my lashes with Thrive's Liquid Lash Extensions in Brynn (rich black), and set my brows with Rimmel's Brow This Way in Clear.

And then I did my lips in a layer of Nyx's Liquid Suede Cream Lipstick in Initiator, and layered Nyx's Intense Butter Gloss in Pink Macaroon on top of that.

So, yeah. Layers!

Which is probably about as close as this novice will ever get to the elaborate makeup routines of experts in contouring, lol. I am deeply admiring of people who have that sort of talent for makeup. It is deeply creative and expressive and cool. ♥

(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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