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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Last Friday, I took an accidental selfie while checking out my new lip gloss, which of course I had to immediately post on Instagram, lol.

image of me from the shoulders up, wearing a white tank top, with my hair pulled back, looking down into the camera, pursing my lips, which are clad in a shiny pink lip gloss

(By the way, I feel it's important for you to know that I was sitting on the toilet in this photo so you can fully appreciate it.)

The lip gloss I was admiring is Nyx's Butter Gloss in Crème Brûlée. I prefer lip gloss to lipstick, and this Nyx's Butter Gloss is one of my favorites. And with a price of $2.50-$5, it's a low threshold for giving it a try, if you want to check out something new.

I have two other shades, in addition to the Crème Brûlée — Fortune Cookie and Angel Food Cake. I really love all three of them.

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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