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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Sorry that it's been awhile, but I just haven't had any exciting new makeup thoughts to share. UNTIL TODAY WHEN MY FENTY LIPGLOSS ARRIVED.

image of me sitting at my desk wearing a white t-shirt, grey-framed glasses, and no makeup except my Fenty lipgloss, with my hair pulled up

I'm not wearing any other makeup in this photo (which has an Instagram filter on it; my skin is not that good, lol!). I'm just wearing the Fenty lipgloss, which I love so much!

I've discovered I much prefer lipgloss to lipstick, and I'm very particular about the lipglosses I like. My favorite is a Juice Beauty lipgloss that they don't sell anymore, so I'm always on the lookout for a new fave, and Fenty has shot right to the top of the list. It's got just the right amount of tint; just the right amount of gloss; and it smells divine.

This is my first Fenty product — although I tried the foundation at a Sephora store and really liked it — and I absolutely see what everyone is raving about. AMAZING WORK, RIHANNA! Thanks!

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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