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 I haven't posted a Makeup Thread in so long! I haven't had anything fun to share in awhile — and I still don't really, lol, but here's a photo of me on my way to meet BrianWS for the Amy Shark show.

image of me standing on a sidewalk, from the shoulders up, wearing a blue and black patterened top and my contact lenses, with my hair down and light makeup

Just a very quick look with the old standbys — plus Too Faced's clear Extreme Lip Plumping Gloss, which they don't make anymore and I'm SO SAD because I love it so much, and so I use it sparingly, to make it last as long as possible.

I'm really enjoying that crease in my forehead and the lines I'm getting around my eyes. I'm starting to get fine lines across the tops of my cheeks, which will turn into some stellar smile lines at some point.

Maybe one day I will get annoyed with the aging process happening on my face. I can already tell that my upper lids are going to get droopy enough to bother me (not aesthetically but functionally), and the redness on and around my nose and chin irks me. But, for the most part, I like the way my face is changing and reflecting my age.

And, for now, just making sure I keep my skin really hydrated means the makeup products I like are still working for me.

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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