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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Today, I want to recommend a product that I have loved for many years now: Ardell's Clear Brow Sculpting Gel.

image of my hand holding a tube of Ardell's Brow Sculpting Gel in clear; Sophie the Torbie Cat's head can be seen peeking into the frame, bottom left
Photobomb by Sophie.

I've mentioned this product many times previously in the makeup thread, as I've been using it for as long as I can remember. Recently, when I ran out, I tried a clear brow sculpting gel from another company (whose name I won't mention because it wasn't bad; it just wasn't as good), and I immediately went back to Ardell.

It's my favorite by a long shot, for many reasons, not least of which is that the quality of the product lasts as long as it takes me to get through a tube, which is a long time. The last tube I threw out had a cap that had broken from so much use and the text was nearly rubbed clean off the sides.

And, at less than $7, my money buys me a lot of satisfaction! Thanks, Ardell!

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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