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 it's been awhile, but I haven't had anything new to talk about! And even now, I only have something makeup adjacent, but I love it a lot: Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple-Action Toner.

image of Neutrogena's Oil-Free Acne Stress Control® Triple-Action Toner

I have tried on and off since my teens to effectively work toner into my skincare regimen, but my fussy combination skin has never liked any astringent I've ever used. They either broke out my skin terribly, dried out my skin terribly, or both.

When I saw that Neutrogena had brought out this product, I decided to give it a try, because my skin is changing with perimenopause and I need what toner is supposed to do, lol.

And it is so great! I don't use it every day, as that would be too drying for my skin, but once every couple of days, after I cleanse my face in the morning with Neutrogena's micellar water (which I also adore and cannot live without now). And not only is it working well with my skin, but it smells so refreshing! It's a nice waker-upper.

The thing by which I'm most impressed is that it's not so drying that it entices my pores to overproduce oil, which has been a constant problem for me my whole life. The balance it provides is pretty great.

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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