• Do you know if it’s an allergy to an ingredient? You may want to get an allergy test first.

  • replied to the topic Oxidizing Foundation in the forum Makeup Advice 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I’ve had this problem with matte foundations in the past (specifically, Revlon Colorstay for Combination/Oily Skin, and MUFE Mat Velvet+), even with primer and moisturizer. I don’t think matte foundations and my combination skin get along very well. Satin and more natural finish foundations don’t give me this problem.

    That said, if you’re having…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Fake MAC at the CCO?? in the forum Makeup Chat 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    The products at CCOs are legit, all from brands owned by the Lauder Group (of which MAC is one).

    I have four MAC lipsticks, and the “MAC” logo inside the bullet for three of them is positioned exactly the same as it is in yours on the right. The other one has it in the same place as yours on the left. All my lippies are direct from MAC or from…[Read more]

  • Seems like whatever foundation you’re using is breaking you out. So I’m thinking you also need a new foundation along with a good face cleanser.

    I’m going to suggest the gel cleanser in La Roche-Posay’s Effaclar range. It’s a bit pricier than what you may be looking to pay for such a thing (around $23), but it’s not as expensive as other…[Read more]

  • You need to end this sale and swap, or at least update it with your email address so people have a way to contact you after the forum closes next week. *nods*

  • Before I recommend anything, one important question: Do you have a skincare routine? IMO, if you don’t have that sorted out, no makeup you use is going to work properly.

  • CeraVe. Probably the most highly touted drugstore skincare range there is, and their moisturizers tend to work for all skintypes. (And you get a lot of product for your money, too!)

  • You need to keep using moisturizer even during the summer. You may have to switch to a lighter-weight one, but you should never skip moisturizer.

  • replied to the topic Flashback help in the forum Makeup Advice 1 month, 3 weeks ago

    If you’re using a point-and-shoot camera or your phone to take photos, the flash is always going to be very strong and give a white cast. You can try diffusing it. If you don’t want to buy a proper diffuser you can use a bit of white tissue paper and tape it over the flash. It will help somewhat.

    If you’re taking photos of yourself in daylight,…[Read more]

  • Lipliner. Get a lipliner similar to the lipstick colour and apply it all over the lip first; it will help the lipstick last longer. If it still doesn’t work, see if you can wear a different lipstick because the Revlon one doesn’t work for you.

    And could it be that the lippie looks more pink against your skintone or your natural lip colour, while…[Read more]

  • If you want the colour to be very intense, bleaching would be preferred. That said, I think it can be done without it.

    I think orange would be much like red, tending to wash out and fade fast. Don’t know about blue.

  • replied to the topic foundation/ skin help in the forum Makeup Advice 2 months ago

    Yeah, you need a better skincare routine. Otherwise, no makeup product that goes on your skin will last.

    (For the record, I have combination skin — oily t-zone, balanced everywhere else. I’m also acne-prone.)

    I actually use two exfoliators these days. One is a mild one that I use most of the week (Philosophy The Microdelivery; it comes in…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Makeup Removal in the forum Makeup Advice 2 months ago

    For me, a combination of Caudalie cleansing water to get rid of the eye makeup, and (for now, at least) some cheap wipes (Equate) for the face.

    You could even use oil — either something like olive or coconut oil (the latter is comedogenic, so be aware), or a cleansing oil (various companies make them — e.g., MAC, Shu Uemura, Josie Maran) — to…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Make Up Geek or Sigma? in the forum Makeup Chat 2 months ago

    I’ve not used the remade MUG brushes so I cannot say to their quality. That said, the range is currently lacking in a flat shader brush for packing colour onto the lids, so if you opted for MUG you would still have to buy a flat shader brush from another brand.

    On the other hand, I own some Sigma ones. They’re okay but not mind-blowingly awesome,…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Makeup for a kid in the forum Tutorial Requests 2 months ago

    If I — an adult — point out that I believe that you — a child — are too young to be wearing loads of makeup, it is not hate. It is not rudeness. Even my just saying you are a child is neither rude nor is it hatred; it is a direct statement of fact.

    What I’m saying is that you have a lot of life ahead of you, that makeup can wait a few…[Read more]

  • replied to the topic Makeup for a kid in the forum Tutorial Requests 2 months ago

    Why try to grow up so quick there’s plenty of time for all of that.

    Which was my point exactly. *nods*

    It has nothing to do with me and Breena (two adults) hating on a child for wanting to wear makeup. It has everything to do with pointing out that the OP is an eleven-year-old child, and her feeling harassed by two adult women (which is total crap).

  • Yeah, I wouldn’t say Revlon Colorstay has a natural finish. More of a matte finish.

    L’Oreal True Match would be a better bet. Maybelline Fit Me may work, too (the shades ending in “5″ run pinker, I think). Another option may be Neutrogena Healthy Skin.

  • replied to the topic Eyebrow advice in the forum Makeup Advice 2 months ago

    What do you use to fill in your brows currently?

  • Did you ever sort it out?

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