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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Today, I want to recommend a make-up adjacent product: Bumble and Bumble's Hairdresser's Invisible Oil.

image of me in my living room, wearing a black and white striped top, with my hair down

So, first of all, listen: I have terrible hair. It's getting super thin; it doesn't have any body but isn't pin-straight, either; and it grows far too fast for reasonable maintenance of any dye or style.

Second of all, your girl needs a haircut!

All of which is preface to this: My ends are the worst at the moment. Dry and split and generally in need of chopping off.

But until I can find the time and wherewithal to drag my butt to a salon, Bumble and Bumble is keeping my hair from being a total disaster. Compared to what they actually look like without the Hairdresser's Invisible Oil, my raggedy ends look AMAZING in that photo, lol!

And even when my hair is freshly cut, it just works wonders, to give a little body and bounce around my shoulders.

Although it's a spray, I usually spray it into my palms first, and then work it through the ends of my hair. My scalp tends toward oily, and I don't want to get the oil on my face as it would undoubtedly cause me to break out, so I like to target exactly where it's going.

This is a product I never would have tried on my own, but I got a free sample when I bought a Bumble and Bumble shampoo, and I'm so glad I did!

Anyway! What's up with you?

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

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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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