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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Another follow up to my January post about the Becca products I'd then just received...

image of me from the neck up, in 3/4 profile, with contacts in and my hair pulled back, with light, glowy makeup

Here I am yesterday in the quickest of quick looks using some of the new Becca products. I took the picture in unforgiving light, so you could see that my lines and blemishes are still visible; I've just evened out my blotchy skin a bit and added some glow. It takes far less time than a full coverage look would, but gives me a little more "put-togetherness" when I feel like I want or need it.

After moisturizing, I started with Neutrogena's redness correcting primer on my nose and chin, then used Becca's First Light Priming Filter all over my face. Then I used Becca's Soft Light Blurring Powder in Golden Hour all over, followed by Becca's Shimmering Skin Perfector Luminous Blush in Camellia on the rounds my cheeks and Shimmering Skin Perfector Pressed Powder in Moonstone on my cheekbones and along the bridge of my nose.

I used some light grey eyeshadow from Rimmel's Magnif'eyes Smoke palette; Almay's Intense i-Color mascara in Black Steel; and Ardell Brow Sculpting Gel in clear. On my lips is Too Faced's clear Extreme Lip Plumping Gloss.

Done and dusted in a few minutes flat! And I'm definitely 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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