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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As promised, here is a long overdue makeup thread!

I don't have anything new to share, but here is the quickest of quick looks I put together yesterday with some favorite products.

image of me standing in my entryway smiling, wearing light makeup, a grey v-neck t-shirt, a gold pendant with a crane on it, and contact lenses, and with my hair pulled back

To get this look, I used Drunk Elephant's B-Hydra Intensive Hydration Gel, skipped the primer, and started with Maybelline's Dream Velvet Soft-Matte Hydrating Foundation in Warm Porcelein. On top of that, I brushed on some of Too Faced's Candlelight Illuminating Translucent Powder. Then I dabbed the tiniest amount of Glossier's Cloud Paint Seamless Cheek Color in Haze on the apples of my cheeks.

On my eyelids, I used Sephora's Colorful eyeshadow in Fresh Paint No. 317, blended out into a shimmery gold from Rimmel's Magnif'eyes Smoke Edition palette. I used Nyx's Le Chick Flick waterproof mascara on my lashes, and shaped my brows with Rimmel's Brow This Way in Clear.

On my lips is just Burt's Bees Pomegranate Moisturizing Lip Balm.

Quick and easy for just evening out my skin and giving a hint of color before I run out the door!

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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