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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Shaker Catvoncat was kind enough to send me a wonderful gift last week: Becca lip gloss by Chrissy Teigen in Beach Nectar! (I am sharing news of this generous gift with Catvoncat's persmission.) Thank you, Catvoncat! I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

After the package arrived, I took a quick pic to send to Cat:

image of me sitting in my living room in a grey v-neck t-shirt, wearing contacts, with my hair pulled up and shiny pink lip gloss on lips

It's such a perfect color for me that it doesn't even look wildly out of place when I'm not even wearing any other makeup. (As I wasn't in the above photo.) That's the kind of lip color that always works best for me — something that just brightens up my lips a little bit.

It's not that I don't love a bright red lip or even a blue or purple or black lip — I do! But a bold lip definitely doesn't suit me as well.

So thanks again, Cat! I will be wearing this gloss for a long time to come!

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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