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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I have previously mentioned that I love Neutrogena products because I have very fussy, extremely sensitive, combination skin, which is prone to break-outs, and Neutrogena has always been reliably non-aggravating.

Well, this past Friday, my skin was feeling a bit dry after getting back in the pool last week, so I tried their Hydro Boost Hydrating 100% Hydrogel Mask AND I LOVED IT SO MUCH.

image of me from the shoulders up, wearing a tank top, with my hair up and my glasses perched on top of my head, smiling, with no makeup on and clear skin
After the wondrous $3 Neutrogena hydration facial mask.

Three bucks, y'all! Three. Bucks.

This thing did way more for my skin than masks which cost a helluva lot more. And three days later, my skin still feels very nourished. At $3, I can afford to make this a weekly ritual, and I do believe I will!

Also: As a quick update, I have been using the Becca lip gloss by Chrissy Teigen in Beach Nectar that Catvoncat bought for me a lot the past couple of weeks, and I still really dig it. It's definitely becoming my go-to, so an extra thumbs-up, in case you're looking for a new gloss to try out.

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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