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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Because there are so many terrible and overwhelming things happening today, I thought we needed a makeup thread. Please know it's not because I am not taking seriously what's going on in the Senate and elsewhere today. To the absolute contrary, I figured a lot of folks might need something low-stakes to talk about in this space today. So here we go.

image of me from the shoulders up, wearing a tank-top with my hair pulled back, and sporting light makeup

Just a very quick look with the old standbys, plus a couple of new items: Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Hydrating Lip Shine in Soft Mulberry and Morphe's Fall into Frost Eyeshadow Palette, from which I used four colors to do a sort of ombre sunset eye.

I really like the Morphe palette a lot. At only $24, it's very reasonably priced for the number and quality of colors you get.

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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