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5-minute looks (x-posted to mac_cosmetics) [14 Jan 2008|10:58am]

So I decided that my New Year's resolution is to de-frump. I have an extensive M.A.C. (and some other brands too) makeup collection and can do all kinds of looks when I go out. However, when I'm rushing out the door to get to work, I often end up skipping makeup completely. I'd like to have a look on hand (or more than one) for when I only have five minutes. I have naturally rosy cheeks and good skin so base and blush aren't necessary. I'm about NC25, brown hair, brown eyes. here is a pic of me with no makeup on.

At the moment, I am thinking:
-NARS All About Eve duo, satin side as a wash, shimmery side to highlight. I like this because it's virtually foolproof and doesn't require any base like paints underneath.
-MAC bountiful brown powerpoint
-Clinique naturally glossy mascara. Not a whole lot of drama but it's the most low-maintenance clump-free formula I've used.
-MAC Hug Me lipstick
-If I'm looking shiny, a little studio fix applied with my #187.

Any other thoughts?
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Cheap makeup tips... [02 Dec 2006|03:12pm]

For anyone who loves the look and texture of MAC Lipglasses but (like me; I'm in college) can't afford to get many of them, Sally Hansen's 18 Hour Lip Treatment is a great stand-in, plus it's got vitamin-y goodness and a mild citrus scent/taste. I think I paid $5.99 for mine and it comes in different colors.

A good mixing medium for eyeshadows, and to use eyeshadows as water-resistant eyeliner, mix three parts water to one part glycerine (available at Walgreens-type places) and use a tiny amount in shadows/pigments. I read about this on another community so don't credit me for this one.

[07 Sep 2006|05:58pm]

Best and cheapest product to make pores look smaller?

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Pretty pretty [29 Aug 2006|10:34pm]

Has anyone ever used pretty pretty cosmetics.. or even heard about them? i have this eyeliner and i know if i could ever find out who to apply it it will stay on... especially the waterline.. its like 100% waterproof. it feels like wax.... yeah so anyways here i have the eye smouler in corvetta (http://www.pretty2.com/Products/Eyes/Eyesmolder.asp) and i have no clue how to even apply it! if anyone has used this before please help its such an awsome colour and i have a very strong suspicion it will be THE only eyeliner to stay on my waterline. thanks!

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[24 Jul 2006|12:56am]

Anyone know how to get rid of black heads? I try everything and nothing seems to work :-/

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[05 Jul 2006|08:44am]

is anything you can do
or anything you can buy, cheap
that helps keep your makeup looking
just as nice as when you first did it
and .. ON all day for that matter
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[21 Jun 2006|09:11am]

Due to the tremendously hot and humid weather, all I wear on my face to work is sunscreen/moisturizer. I've been using Purpose redness reducing moisturizer with spf 30, which I love unless I'm at work. I have to constantly reapply sunscreen all day, something I'm not really able to take the time to do.

With that, what is your favorite waterproof and sweatproof sunscreen/moisturizer. Preferably that won't make me smell like sunscreen.
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[08 Jun 2006|01:49pm]

Hello ladies!
Since it's now summer, or atleast it is for me, it's now time for swimming alot!
which means...


-To remove chlorine build-up at home, leave shampoo on for 5-10 minutes. This deep cleans the hair. I leave it while I shave my legs in the shower, kinda like how I do conditioner.

-To help prevent chlorine-nastiness in the first place, put conditioner on your hair before swimming. It creates a protective barrier or whatever and blocks out chlorine. However, if you swim competitively, or just with a swim cap, this makes the cap slip off, which is hella annoying. soo....

-another preventative strategy is to rinse hair with clean (non-chlorine/chemical-ed) water directly after swimming, as in as soon as you get out of the water. The more you let it dry, the more chlorine and other chemicals stick in your hair.

Also, don't use pool shampoo!!!! It dries out your hair something awful, and if you use the first tip, regular shampoo works just as good or better.
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[05 Jun 2006|09:38pm]

Name: Laura
Age: 20
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Beauty Product you would never be able to live without: Have to say my GHD's! Broke my old pair and panicked purchasing a new pair straight away!
First Beauty Tip of yours to share with us here: Cotton wool buds dipped in eye make up remover! Clean up and create perfect lines for eyeliner or eyeshadow.
Picture(s) of yourself: 
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cream bases [04 Jun 2006|10:15pm]

[ mood | curious ]

i need some of your guys opinions.

what do u think or how do you feel about cream bases under your eyeshadow?

is it a must, does it not make a big difference to you, or hell no?

i have my personal opinion on it that i think it just makes my eyeshadow not last as long and "crease" up on me.

however i just want to know if i just experience that problem.

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A tip, since I've asked so many questions lately... [03 Jun 2006|01:22am]

In a desperate attempt to calm a cystic blemish that popped up, I tried using the Burt's Bees diaper ointment on it, since it has (amongst other things) calendula and comfrey in it.

Blenish was gone and pain free 12 hours later.

I LOVE this stuff! I use it for practically everything else... bug bites, rashes, blisters, scratches... not to mention I have a seperate tube of it that I actually use for diaper rash in my daughter...

Seriously, amazingly good stuff. $7.99 at CVS in the baby aisle.
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Eyeshadow base, help! [02 Jun 2006|07:22pm]

Hey guys. I've always used just a plain concealer on my eyelids for a base, but along with other less-than-pleasant skin changes, my formerly just-oily-in-the-t-zone face has gone oily all over.

I live in a VERY hot, humid part of florida, so I need something that will stick through the weather and my own skin's plot to ruin my make-up efforts.

Any suggestions?
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Newbie [02 Jun 2006|12:27am]

Name: Kristina
Age: 21
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Beauty Product you would never be able to live without: toss-up between MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation or Cover Girl Lash Exact mascara
First Beauty Tip of yours to share with us here: Fill in your eyebrows using a brush and eyeshadow rather than a pencil..makes them look much more natural, and doesn't smear as easily
Picture(s) of yourself: behind the cutCollapse )
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Another new person [31 May 2006|03:57pm]

Name: Em
Age: 21
Location: Toronto, Canada
Beauty Product you would never be able to live without: Beesewax lip balm
First Beauty Tip of yours to share with us here: To contour your face, use three shades of blush. First pucker your lips and use a medium shade along the cheekbones, then use a darker shade near the jaw hinge. Finally, smile and use a very light shade on your upper cheekbones.
Picture(s) of yourself: It's from prom, and a few years old, but it's the only shot I have on this computer. I can post more later I suppose. It still looks like me though, I promise :) And yes, the hair IS entirely real.


new member, hiii :] [31 May 2006|02:09pm]

Name: Sana
Age: 18
Location: Orlando, FL
Beauty product you would never be able to live without: my mineral makeup
First Beauty Tip of yours to share with us here: use homemade recipes for beauty and skincare products. its cheaper and there are no chemicals or weird things you can't pronounce.
Picture(s) of yourself:

my introduction [31 May 2006|11:51am]

Name: Claudia
Age: 21
Location: Alberta, Canada
Beauty Product you would never be able to live without: Carmex! And Mascara
First Beauty Tip of yours to share with us here: to soothe really dry, rough calloused feet, soak in a tub of warm water for ten minutes, then place a generous amount of vaseline on them. Place feet into bread-baggies and wear warm socks (think wooly socks, or thicker cotton sport socks) over top. If you can stand it, sleep in them. Other wise, wear for one hour for several days. :)
Picture(s) of yourself:
under the cut | I love to dye my hairCollapse )

[12 May 2006|04:00pm]

Hey =]

So I used to use this Covergirl "Simple Powder Foundation". I stopped when I broke out after wearing it. I assumed all powders were oil-free. Apparentely I was wrong.

So I was just wondering what powder you guys reccomend? I only use it for my nose and forehead, because they're the only part of my face that gets oily throughout the day.

Oh, and the shade I use is "Classic Ivory"
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make-up question... [05 May 2006|03:13am]

Has anyone used the Bare Escentuals mineral make-up? My skin is getting ruddier as I hit my mid-20's/since I've had the baby, and my old regimen of tinted moisturizer+concealer as needed+translucent powder just isn't helping to tone down the splotches of red I'm beginning to acquire.

I just saw the infomercial, and it looks interesting, but damnably expensive. I'd rather hear testimony before jumping into it, esp. since I don't wear make-up as often as I used to.

Any other advice in so far as product changes will be happily entertained, as well.

Thanks, guys! :)
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Hair Question [04 May 2006|08:21am]

[ mood | sleepy ]

How can you get fine hair shiny without getting stringy? Any ideas?

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ebay? [03 May 2006|10:50pm]

hey all....i was just wondering if anyone has any experience buying m.a.c. pigments off ebay? I bought my first one at the dept. store and i love it, but they are so so expensive and i can't afford all the colors i want. I was wondering what people thought of buying a smaller size sample off ebay, if that has worked for you and are they sure they got the correct product?? Thanks!!

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