I feel pretty--NOT! THE COSMETICS THREAD

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OK so I need SS or anyone really to tell me where I can find Red Earth or SugarBaby stuff? Sephora and Ulta were no-gos. Are these department store brands? I want to be ILLUMINATED because god I sure could use it.

quincie, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

Is this it?

http://search.ulta.com/search?userid=Guest&w=red+earth&x=0&y=0

ENBB, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

Oh yeah that's it! I didn't see it at the B&M store. I did see some brand called Sugar but apparently this is not to be confused with SugarBaby.

Complicated cosmetics are complicated.

quincie, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 16:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I got my secret potion at ulta. Something happened to Red Earth. They had a zillion stores in Australia and then suddenly none.
My SP is the MS001? It looks really white there, which it is i guess, but it has that effect where when you move it in the light you see pinks and whatnot. I really want to try Magician. Im into all thing gold these days.

Here is the Sugarbaby:
http://www.cherryculture.com/cosmetics/makeup/sugar-baby/sugar-baby-gleam-cream/16444&cat=0&page=1

sunny successor, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 21:21 (ten years ago) Permalink

oh and i would recommend Moonshine in the Sugarbaby Gleam Creme

sunny successor, Wednesday, 18 June 2008 21:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

i finally broke down and bought nars orgasm blush yesterday after months of lusting after it. so excited to put it on today!

tehresa, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

there's nothing like putting on a brand new blush ;)

Surmounter, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

and was it worth it?

lauren, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

I bought the Smashbox primer... I'm not really that happy with it! It doesn't do anything but make my skin -feel- smooth; I was under the impression that it'd help my concealer stay on longer/be stronger but there's no noticeable difference :(

Finefinemusic, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:47 (ten years ago) Permalink

i will let you know once i get it on!

i'm sure it will be... i've only tried it on in the store 15 times in the past few months...

tehresa, Thursday, 19 June 2008 17:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

the half-dozen or so promotional emails that sephora sent me over the past 3 days must have worked. i stopped in earlier today and got a new, very dark (brownish-black cherry) lip gloss from smashbox and one of the new opi for sephora nail polishes ("metro chic" - a murky, lavender-ish grey).

lauren, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

not sure why the opi for sephora polishes are several dollars more than the regular opi line, though. bah.

lauren, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've used up all my lip glosses and tints and I basically liked all of them and want the exact same things again (one red, one pink, one clear) but am so lazzzzzzzzy and I hate running errands in midtown. Oh Sephora why are you not next door?

Laurel, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

i am going to sephora tonight (i have to return something). laurel, come with me!

bell_labs, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

i'm going to the one in union square thos
then to black & white

bell_labs, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:26 (ten years ago) Permalink

I forgot about B&W!! Maybe I go with! Mmm Thai food in my chompers.

Laurel, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol i love this thread title

Surmounter, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:32 (ten years ago) Permalink

you should come! i am starting school on monday and so this is my last social outing for awhile.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

though, i will still probably go home earlier than you would like :P

bell_labs, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

what did tza think of that blush?

sunny successor, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:03 (ten years ago) Permalink

we never found out! i assume things are good, though. nars blushes are reliably awesome.

lauren, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

(and so they should be, at those prices.)

lauren, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:06 (ten years ago) Permalink

OOOH I got gray nail polish (Recycle from China Glaze) and really rather liked it! Mr. Que did not. He called me corpse hands.

Last year I wore Russian Navy on my toes and he called me corpse feet.

quincie, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

so yeah stfu Mr. Que!

quincie, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

i like russian navy. it's much more multidimensional than i thought it would be.

lauren, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

Russian Navy = many years ago a friend of mine went for Halloween as a sailor from the Kursk. Corpse feet indeed.

Laurel, Wednesday, 13 August 2008 20:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

i have decided that i need to start wearing some foundation because my perioral dermatitis is not going away no matter what i do and i look like a blotchy freak. does anyone have something that is really light and non-irritating, but hides redness/blotchiness really well?

perioral dermatitis is basically like rosacea, but around the mouth. from what i can tell.

bell_labs, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 19:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'm waiting for it to get a little cooler before I don Russian Navy again.

I also want that grey you describe Lauren. I think that line also has a gold one I like.

Susan, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 20:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

it's nice, but i wish it was a bit more truly grey.

lauren, Wednesday, 27 August 2008 20:30 (ten years ago) Permalink

Bell I think I mentioned this on some other thread, but I am fond of MAC's studio fix as a foundation alternative for evening out blotchiness, which I have in spades on my cheeks.

It's a powder-type thingy that the MAC ppl put on with a brush (huh?), but that I just dab on with the sponge included in the compact. I like the consistency a lot--not too heavy or cakey--and was lucky to find a color that worked well. I use it just on my cheeks and leave the rest of my face au naturale or with a bit of cheapo Shine Free translucent powder if necessary.

quincie, Thursday, 28 August 2008 00:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

Does anyone have recommendations for something cheap for brows? I don't want to spend $30 on a little brow kit when I just something to keep them looking groomed.

I'm right right and you're wrong left (Susan), Monday, 22 September 2008 13:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

benefit's brow zings compact is $30, but i've had it for about 2 and half years now, and it's still good. it has a powder, a wax, two brushes (a stiff, angled one and a softer one for blending) , and really cute miniature tweezers. probably one of my favorite products of all time.

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 13:50 (ten years ago) Permalink

(at the other end of the spectrum, my mother just uses a dark brown eye pencil , which seems to work fine as long as it's applied sparingly.)

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 13:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

I suppose if it's lasted you that long it's probably a good investment. I've never really used an eyebrow pencil although I'm thinking of letting my thicken out a little so maybe now would be a good time to start.

I'm right right and you're wrong left (Susan), Monday, 22 September 2008 14:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

$30 is a lot, though. i was a lot more careless about money back then!

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 14:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

I use a little bit of brown eyeshadow and it does wonders for my brows. I use Smashbox primer on my face now too so I guess a bit of it gets on my eyebrows before I get the shadow on.

Elyse Sewell (ANTM alum, working as a professional model in Asia) posted a blog the other day saying that all the pro makeup artists usually use Maybelline Great lash (the pink and green tube) but there has been a shift in the industry! Apparently the new big thing in mascara is Intense XXL.

http://a1468.g.akamai.net/f/1468/580/1d/pics.Drugstore.com/prodimg/192398/200.jpg

Now we all know! She also said almost everyone is using Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner that comes in a pot.

http://img2.timeinc.net/instyle/images/2008/pf/03/GBW/020108_bobbibrown_a.jpg

Finefinemusic, Monday, 22 September 2008 15:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've never been able to apply gel eyeliner well.

I'm right right and you're wrong left (Susan), Monday, 22 September 2008 15:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

i really don't get the love for great lash. i actually have a tube at the moment, given to me by my mother who mistakenly bought some in a buy one, get one offer. it SUCKS.

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:25 (ten years ago) Permalink

let me count the ways that it sucks:

1) runs/transfers with the blink of an eye
2) thin, short brush
3) kinda clumpy
4) doesn't lengthen
5) any volumizing effect comes from aforementioned clumping
6) staying power is poor

maybelline must have made a deal with the devil to promote this stuff, because it's still the standard industry line that GL is not only good, but better than anything else.

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

I can't seem to find a drugstore mascara that I <3. Bad Gal and Diorshow are current favorites, but damn $$$.

quincie, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

maybelline's define-a-lash is okay.

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've been more satisfied with Great Lash than any other mascara I've ever used! For me, the brush doesn't clump up, it doesn't clump on my eyelashes, and it goes on thickly and looks striking *shrug*

Finefinemusic, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

I agree re:Great Lash. I like Rimmel's mascaras.

I'm right right and you're wrong left (Susan), Monday, 22 September 2008 16:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

i tried a rimmel mascara, based on a rec on an earlier beauty thread, and i loved it. by far the best budget mascara that i've tried, but... after about a week of use, i started getting itchier and itchier around the upper/lower eyelids, culminating in the morning i woke up with red, puffed-out, scaly patches around my entire eye area. so that was that for rimmel and me.

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 16:54 (ten years ago) Permalink

i've switched to rimmel (glam lash is my choice). easily the best i've used in a long time.

the schef (adam schefter ha ha), Monday, 22 September 2008 19:22 (ten years ago) Permalink

I bought an obscene amount of make-up this morning. It's going to be like Christmas for 4 years running, when the mail arrives.

Laurel, Monday, 22 September 2008 19:27 (ten years ago) Permalink

hee.

i'll share the info: http://www.eyeslipsface.com/ is selling almost everything for $1 since nordstrom has bought them (to be the new house brand, i think). no idea if it's good stuff, but you can't get much cheaper than that.

lauren, Monday, 22 September 2008 19:34 (ten years ago) Permalink

unfortunately they're just a $1 company all the time, it's not nordstrom stuff.. common email viral hoax :P

Finefinemusic, Monday, 22 September 2008 20:10 (ten years ago) Permalink

though I do keep meaning to buy a whack of brushes from them since brushes are so expensive and I keep hearing they are the true secret of makeup success! if you google E.L.F. promo codes you can usually find free shipping/$5 off/etc

Finefinemusic, Monday, 22 September 2008 20:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

I buy a lot of Sonia Kuscak (?) brushes at Target. They're great.

I'm right right and you're wrong left (Susan), Monday, 22 September 2008 20:13 (ten years ago) Permalink

I genuinely love Glossier's new mascara and I am really picky about mascara. It doesn't smudge or flake and it looks natural and separates but also adds volume.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:06 (five months ago) Permalink

It doesn't appear to come in brown? Botheration.

which do u hear yanny or (in orbit), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:29 (five months ago) Permalink

Adding that on to my glossier shopping list.

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:32 (five months ago) Permalink

Aw, boo at no brown. It's new though so I bet they add brown soon.

It really is good and that's coming from someone who has been loyal to L'Oreal Voluminous (waterproof) for years. I've tried so many mascaras and this is the only one I've liked.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:37 (five months ago) Permalink

That Voluminious waterproof was my go to for years too. I haven't been wearing much make up recently so have just been using all these clinique mascara samples my mom gave me. But I should probably toss everything because I am sure most are over a year or 2 old now. I am way bad about tossing old make-up.

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:48 (five months ago) Permalink

I have Voluminous right now and I like the formula but the brush isn't tapered and every time I do my inside corner baby lashes the wide tip gets mascara all over my eyelid and the side of my nose. Two thumbs down.

which do u hear yanny or (in orbit), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:57 (five months ago) Permalink

Maybe I can just trim the brush with nail scissors, come to think of it.

which do u hear yanny or (in orbit), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 15:57 (five months ago) Permalink

holy crap, is that the reason for tapered mascara brushes?

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:01 (five months ago) Permalink

I am reading up on mascara brushes now.

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:02 (five months ago) Permalink

Hey niels

If you live in a dry climate, avoid anything with hyaluronic acid because it’ll pull moisture from your skin if it can’t pull it from the air.

If you don’t live somewhere dry, I’d suggest CeraVe moisturizering lotion.

just1n3, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:21 (five months ago) Permalink

I believe I'm in a relatively humid climate, and that CeraVe looks very reasonably priced. thanks for schooling me on hyaluronic acid!

niels, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 16:58 (five months ago) Permalink

CeraVe is a fantastic drugstore moisturizer imo.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 18:54 (five months ago) Permalink

Has anyone used the weleda skin food before?

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 18:56 (five months ago) Permalink

Yep. Some people buy shoes and bags, I buy makeup and skincare.

I love it but it depends on what you're using it for. It is very thick and heavy but it's the only thing that leaves me feeling soft and moisturized when I wake up in the morning. You can't really rub it in like a normal cream so I warm it and rub it around in my hands and then sort of press it into my face. Also, it has a strong herby scent that I love but that might be a prob for some people.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:04 (five months ago) Permalink

I was seeing that Katie Jane Hughes is a fan too. I put it on my list. I usually dislike heavy cremes but I am getting older so I need to revisit.

Yerac, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:06 (five months ago) Permalink

She is indeed. I don't use it every night just when I think I need extra moisturizing. It's great for feet and elbows and stuff like that too.

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 19:15 (five months ago) Permalink

niels, google Sali Hughes and how to tell if your skin is dry or dehydrated - there is apparently a difference. serum will help for sure. I also cleanse with a cleansing oil rather than foaming stuff (although my skin is 'oily', which oddly is made worse by foaming stuff and better with oil cleansers)

kinder, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:41 (five months ago) Permalink

re mascara, I like Lancome Hypnose, think it's the Volume a porter one

kinder, Tuesday, 12 June 2018 21:44 (five months ago) Permalink

Lancome Definicils - doesnt smudge or flake, goes on very smooth

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 12 June 2018 23:05 (five months ago) Permalink

thanks kinder, checked https://www.theguardian.com/lifeandstyle/2011/jan/22/deyhydrated-skin-beauty and I believe my skin is indeed dehydrated

niels, Wednesday, 13 June 2018 07:02 (five months ago) Permalink

two months pass...

sephora sale. I got 2 Huda mini palettes to start experimenting. I am feeling inspired.

Yerac, Saturday, 1 September 2018 01:52 (three months ago) Permalink

I was just telling someone that I have been using a little fenty highlighter (work makeup has been only the highlighter, rose's lip balm, sephora waterproof eye pencil and i can't remember drugstore mascara) and when I get to work I think I look really sweaty and then realize it's the highlighter. I am probably also just really sweaty. But I like the look. I feel like I look healthy.

Yerac, Saturday, 1 September 2018 01:55 (three months ago) Permalink

It is with great difficulty that I manage to refrain from highlighting my entire face to its shining limit every day. I totally agree that it helps with looking healthy though. There’s this amazing Tom Ford blush/highlight stick that I sneak swipes of every time I go to a department store (too expensive to afford on current budget).

Very jealous of anyone who has access to Sephora.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 1 September 2018 13:48 (three months ago) Permalink

i got a free tube of glossier cloud paint and i love it. it has been ages since i used blush and it def helps me look alive

weird woman in a bar (La Lechera), Saturday, 1 September 2018 14:00 (three months ago) Permalink

I haven't been in the US in over a year so I am going nutty ordering stuff from places I normally don't have access to. I am trying to be very minimal with the highlight. Just little dabs across my cheekbones and tiny streak along my nose, dab on my lip bow, eyebrow bone.

Yerac, Saturday, 1 September 2018 14:08 (three months ago) Permalink

Every so often I encounter something that I'm so impressed with that I'm like "MUST TELL ILX COSMETICS THREAD," and then I forget.

I'm super impressed with L'Oreal Lash Paradise (lol @ name) in both the regular and waterproof formulas. It's like Voluminous Carbon Black turned up to 11. I saw a friend recently and she asked, "did you get. . . lash extensions?" in a confused sort of way because apparently I am not a person she ever thought would get lash extensions (she's right). The waterproof is super hard core waterproof. Iirc I saw it recommended by an olympic synchronized swim team and that's what led me to it.

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Saturday, 1 September 2018 14:09 (three months ago) Permalink

Hey tangent, have you tried something like MAC’s strobe cream? It’s basically a highlight for the entire face - you can mix it in with your foundation or apply it underneath. I like it, it’s pretty subtle.

just1n3, Saturday, 1 September 2018 14:56 (three months ago) Permalink

i might have to try that mascara, quincie!

i have little benefit highlighter/bronzer powder duo & i kinda love it. but i only use the highlighter if i’m going out, i don’t give enough if a shit about my job to bother using it for daytime looks lol. but it can double as an eyeshadow in a pinch!

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 1 September 2018 15:44 (three months ago) Permalink

I like Strobe Cream but don’t wear it much because it’s yet another step in the routine. It doesn’t seem to show up flaws in my skin like some highlighters do though, possibly because of it being an under-foundation thing.

Madchen, Saturday, 1 September 2018 17:08 (three months ago) Permalink

I just bought two new mascaras (voluminous waterproof and the full and something one) but I want to try this one. Mascara lasts me forever, probably longer than it should. I kind of don't follow the guidelines about when to throw out make-up.

Yerac, Saturday, 1 September 2018 17:35 (three months ago) Permalink

xps thanks! I have not tried it and now definitely will. I used to mix one of the Benefit highlighters with moisturiser but it still always ran out too quickly.

L’oreal Lash Paradise didn’t work for me but maybe I just got a bad batch because my friends eyelashes always look amazing. Their Roller Lash however is incredible for me - like a budget version of L’ancome Doll Eyes, but it lasts WAY longer (like 3 months compared with 6 weeks).

tangenttangent, Saturday, 1 September 2018 17:56 (three months ago) Permalink

*Friend’s. I’m not always surrounded by people with amazing eyelashes, thank god.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 1 September 2018 17:57 (three months ago) Permalink

My mascara lasts over a year. I am doing something wrong. Anyway, I want to get eyelash extensions again, mostly to keep me from rubbing my eyes so much, but they just don't look natural enough yet.

Yerac, Saturday, 1 September 2018 18:07 (three months ago) Permalink

I went to Sephora about two weeks ago for the first time in ages and bought the Fenty pro filtr foundation and the universal red lip paint - both so good. I am in love with the foundation though and will be buying a lighter shade once my so-called tan fades. It stays on, stays all day even without powder, doesn’t break me out. I’m in shock tbh.

I like Lash Paradise a lot but it’s still not quite right for me. I may just revert back to Clinique eventually.

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Saturday, 1 September 2018 19:31 (three months ago) Permalink

I’ll try the Roller Lash!

obliquity of the ecliptic (rrrobyn), Saturday, 1 September 2018 19:31 (three months ago) Permalink

Let us know what you think! It takes about a week to reach its best state, but stays that way for a while. Ha, I don’t think you’re doing it wrong, Yerac. My mascara never runs out per se, just loses a good consistency through over-use.

Another favourite discovery of late - Urban Decay’s optical illusion primer. It’s much thicker than most primers, but doesn’t clog everything. It is literally like a second face and I love it.

tangenttangent, Saturday, 1 September 2018 20:18 (three months ago) Permalink

For anyone with access to Boots, I’ve just bought their Stay Perfect mascara, which is one of the polymer/tubing ones (which I need because of my eyelashes’ mystical smudging powers) and it is A+ and way cheaper than my previous one (Estee Lauder).

Madchen, Sunday, 2 September 2018 06:34 (three months ago) Permalink

I couldn’t get the waterproof lash paradise off and it flakes on me! Lol Yerac I also took advantage of the sale to get one of the mini Huda palettes. :)

Benson and the Jets (ENBB), Tuesday, 4 September 2018 04:59 (three months ago) Permalink

one month passes...

The L’Oreal/Isabel Marant display at my nearest Boots had been heavily attacked by the time I got there but I picked up the last smoky eye palatte and lipsticks in La Butte Marshall and Palais Royal Field, all of which I’m pretty happy with. Thankfully north London seems to prefer paler lipsticks, leaving me with the ones I’d have chosen anyway.

Madchen, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 11:49 (two months ago) Permalink

Deciem/The Ordinary. Kind of didn't think it would blow out this crazily. https://www.buzzfeednews.com/article/krishrach/deciem-ordinary-skin-care-brandon-truaxe-shut-down?origin=thum

Yerac, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 14:21 (two months ago) Permalink

I just placed my first order like three days ago! Fuck!

mom tossed in kimchee (quincie), Tuesday, 9 October 2018 14:54 (two months ago) Permalink

The stores here in NY are showing as closed until Thurs.

Yerac, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 15:56 (two months ago) Permalink

Brandon has been losing the plot for a long time now and needs serious medical intervention

just1n3, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 16:04 (two months ago) Permalink

The first I had ever heard of the Ordinary was from the previous Instagram drama.

tokyo rosemary, Tuesday, 9 October 2018 22:02 (two months ago) Permalink

what's like the opposite of highlighter -- I have way too much healthy glow and need to look good for goth night LOL

sarahell, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 02:06 (one month ago) Permalink

try a matte primer mb? & full coverage matte foundation obv

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 03:14 (one month ago) Permalink

thx!

sarahell, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:28 (one month ago) Permalink

rimmel makes a cheap one u can get at cvs

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 10 October 2018 19:35 (one month ago) Permalink

I think I am going to try to depot some of my eyeshadow palettes.

tokyo rosemary, Wednesday, 17 October 2018 21:53 (one month ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...

I decided to switch up from
Estee Lauder Double Wear to my old classic fave foundation MAC Studio Fix. I still love DW but I was getting a little tired of liquid foundation & i love SF’s coverage & silky texture.

i think i have finally hit a good spot where I am happy with my makeup generally, and can just tweak brands here & there without meandering from dissatisfying product to product like i was 10 years ago.

Squeaky Fromage (VegemiteGrrl), Saturday, 3 November 2018 21:49 (one month ago) Permalink


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