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 don't have anything new to share, but I will follow up my January post about the Becca products I'd then just received with a review.

image of three packages of Becca makeup sitting on my kitchen counter

I'm really digging all of the products, but I want to give a special shout-out to the Soft Light Blurring Powder in Golden Hour which came as part of the Prep & Set Brightening Blur Kit. That was the one product I didn't expect I'd use very much, if at all, and I ADORE IT.

I particularly like it when I just want to run out the door with light makeup. Just some primer followed by the blurring powder and a little blush makes my skin look quite nice with exceedingly minimal effort.

I'm sure it would be super useful if I were going for a "flawless" heavy coverage look, too, in case that's your jam. But I'm normally either no makeup at all or light makeup, and it's just a terrific product for providing a little something to even out my skin as part of a quick routine.

Quickly becoming a major fan of Becca!

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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