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ophelia_
05-12-2014, 11:44 PM
Lets talk about how great Sephora is.

ophelia_
05-12-2014, 11:46 PM
So I decided to be masochistic and go onto the US MAC site yesterday. Just for shits and giggles, I made a wishlist which ended up being about US$550, went onto the Australian site to compare prices... AU$1200 later. Stupid Straya tax.

Anyways, I need some new products in my life. What can't you people live without?

Sarah K
05-12-2014, 11:49 PM
I gotta get nicer stuff. I had good stuff when I was younger. Never had a zit in my life. Switched to drugstore makeup, and I basically have the shittiest skin ever now. Extremely depressing and annoying.

Ryan
05-12-2014, 11:57 PM
I use ivory concealer because I'm a faggot and don't like redness or blemishes showing if I get any.

Sarah K
05-13-2014, 12:11 AM
Plz don't say that word.

Fixer808
05-13-2014, 12:11 AM
It was totally the Sephora store in San Francisco (spent a few days there after Comic Con, full accountability and all) that my friend sent me to to get her stuff!

Ryan
05-13-2014, 12:19 AM
Plz don't say that word.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Faggot_%28unit%29

Sarah K
05-13-2014, 12:21 AM
Shitty copout.

Ryan
05-13-2014, 12:22 AM
:)
ten chars

ophelia_
05-13-2014, 01:55 AM
Shiz, do you really think drugstore makeup has an effect on your skin that badly? I definitely noticed that my skin was worse when I was using cheaper foundation (revlon, etc) but it pretty much stopped when I started using something else.

I use baby oil to remove makeup these days, the effect it has on your skin is amaaaazing. Doesn't dry it out like most make up removers. (Although I've heard amazing stuff about MACs eye makeup remover).

Spent a few days at Sephora? :P Jelly.

Endlessly
05-13-2014, 02:24 AM
Missha M Perfect Cover and MAC Fluidline for me all day, every day. Both stand up pretty well to my oiliness, and finally finding a bb cream that actually matched my fair color was a relief. I used to use MUFE's lightest HD foundation, but my skin just stopped getting along with it a couple of years ago. I still have yet to find an eyeshadow primer that doesn't slide right off my lids within a few hours, so I've pretty much given up on any eye makeup past my liner.

allegro
05-13-2014, 03:11 AM
I love Laura Mercier, Lancôme, Amore Pacific. I wash my face with Earth Science products.

ophelia_
05-13-2014, 03:46 AM
It's a cheapie, but I've found Revlon Photofinish (I think that's the line, will double check) eye primer is really amazing. Benefit also (or used to) make a really great eye primer.

Never heard of Earth Science stuff, I'll suss it out! :) Lancôme shampoo and conditioner holds a very special place in my heart.

playwithfire
05-13-2014, 04:01 AM
I love eyeliner and lip markers so much. I'm decent at drawing, so it's like somebody just let me take my skill there. I wear winged eyeliner OFTEN.

Also, elaborate eye makeup is a thing I do sometimes. For me, short of eyeshadow fading, it's more about technique than what I'm using. Lipstick is something where quality matters more.

In my day to day life (so unless I'm performing) I don't put anything on my eyebrows, don't like the look of them being filled in.

I also don't tend to wear blush or use under eye concealer because paaaaale yassss

Also, with rare exception I don't tend to ever take off my eye makeup. Like.... I wash my face whenever I shower so it wears off, but if I'm wearing it really heavily for multiple days in a row it just turns into smeared rock and roll awesomeness.

rhet
05-13-2014, 05:39 AM
I never wash my face at night either and it never seems to make any difference but I only wear a full face a few times a week anyway.

I'm going on a massive shopping spree when I go to NYC in July for all the American brands that are so so much cheaper in the states. Just have to figure out how to leave enough space in my suitcase for it all... my wish list is a mile long.
ophelia_ have you tried the site http://makeupandglow.com.au ? They don't stock Mac but there are loads of great international brands on there at reasonable prices. Its aimed at pros but you don't have to be industry to buy online :)

allegro
05-13-2014, 07:47 AM
Never heard of Earth Science stuff, I'll suss it out!.
Whole Foods. They don't test on animals, contain no bad chemicals, and great for sensitive skin (http://earthsciencenaturals.com/product/224/A-D-E-Creamy-Fruit-Oil-Cleanser-8-oz.-.html), all really important to me but hard to find without products being greasy or stinky.

Sarah K
05-13-2014, 08:07 AM
Shiz, do you really think drugstore makeup has an effect on your skin that badly?

Well, you wouldn't think so. But my skin is kinda dumb. The most common chemical that is in basically ALL face cleansers - Salicylic Acid makes my entire face come out in blisters. I don't have any other explanation for why my skin would start being shitty in my mid-twenties. The only other change at that time was I stopped doing drugs. Quitting drugs is supposed to make you skin better so...

ophelia_
05-13-2014, 04:42 PM
I love eyeliner and lip markers so much. I'm decent at drawing, so it's like somebody just let me take my skill there. I wear winged eyeliner OFTEN

Winged eyeliner is a skill to perfect, but once you've mastered that motherfucker, life is so much better. LOVE winged eyeliner. What do you use for it, like a liquid eyeliner? My new obsession is Napoleon Perdis' chinadoll gel eyeliner. SAH AMAZING!


@ophelia_ have you tried the site http://makeupandglow.com.au ? They don't stock Mac but there are loads of great international brands on there at reasonable prices. Its aimed at pros but you don't have to be industry to buy online

Oh god, what have you done, lol. I get paid today and everything! That site! <3

I also don't wash my face every night and my skin is pretty okay... Might try and do it every night for a week or two and see if it makes a difference.


Well, you wouldn't think so. But my skin is kinda dumb. The most common chemical that is in basically ALL face cleansers - Salicylic Acid makes my entire face come out in blisters. I don't have any other explanation for why my skin would start being shitty in my mid-twenties. The only other change at that time was I stopped doing drugs. Quitting drugs is supposed to make you skin better so...

My skin was perfect until I was about 22, so I certainly feel your pain. Have you sussed out /r/skincareaddiction on reddit? It's pretty much my go to source for any skin related freak outs that I have.

playwithfire
05-13-2014, 07:03 PM
Winged eyeliner is a skill to perfect, but once you've mastered that motherfucker, life is so much better. LOVE winged eyeliner. What do you use for it, like a liquid eyeliner?

Any sort of good black eyeliner marker. Something that looks like this:

http://www.kissandmakeup.tv/ckone_liquid_eyeliner_marker.jpg

For me the trick is to draw the point of wing first/that part of the swoop and then draw out to it from my inner corner/fill in as appropriate.

Also not really giving a fuck about it being even.

theruiner
05-13-2014, 07:15 PM
I'm just starting to really dip my toe into this. I wear mascara every day and lip gloss and powder after work (and lipstick when I go to my support group.) I am just incredibly ignorant on all this stuff. I hope to, at some point, figure the rest of it out. ha. Also, I didn't realize how ridiculously expensive it all is! I bought nail polish, powder, foundation and eye shadow and it cost me almost $40.

ophelia_
05-13-2014, 07:39 PM
Better late than never! :) Makeup was something I only started getting into a few years ago, back in my "goth" days I used to wear lots of eyeliner and mascara and thought that was all makeup had to offer.

Basically everything I know about it now, I learnt from Reddit and from experimenting. It is expensive when you start buying designer brand stuff, but there's lots of really great cheaper options, especially in the states. Check out eyeslipsface.com - I lurve a lot of ELF stuff, some of it is pretty standard but the majority of it is great. The brushes especially are so cheap and fantastic!

This link is great for figuring out what different products do - http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/comments/1go4cn/misc_just_getting_into_makeup_not_sure_what_to/

And this is basically my bible - http://www.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddiction/wiki/tutorial

playwithfire
05-13-2014, 08:23 PM
I just remembered this!

If you guys want a GREAT book about makeup:http://www.amazon.com/Face-Forward-Kevyn-Aucoin/dp/0316287059 It was one of the main resources I used as a teen.

https://c2.staticflickr.com/4/3439/3946186838_73e412e0c3.jpg
Here is Martha Stewart made up to look like Veronica Lake.

http://milafalcon.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/1334836.jpg

That's Kevyn's boyfriend (if I remember correctly) made up as Linda.

http://i35.tinypic.com/2wbzryg.jpg

His other book, though I've never read it, looks also amazing.

So, so, so wonderful.

Baphomette
05-13-2014, 08:46 PM
MAC Pigments. That is all.

ophelia_
05-13-2014, 09:19 PM
Pigment is so intimidating, tell me your secrets!

allegro
05-13-2014, 09:41 PM
I've stopped wearing foundation whenever possible. I have Lancôme foundation for more dressy occasions, but lately I've been using Laura Mercier Radiance (http://www.lauramercier.com/store/shop/Primers_Foundation%20Primer%20-%20Radiance_prod520002) primer instead. I'm very fair and don't want to look too undead.

playwithfire
05-13-2014, 09:56 PM
That's one of us.

Sarah K
05-13-2014, 10:04 PM
I'm pale as fuck but also have freckles everywhere. I already look pretty young. The freckles amplify that to an annoying level. So I basically wear at least foundation any time I leave the house. Also have scars on my face from a car wreck that I like to keep covered up!

Charmingly Miserable
05-13-2014, 10:07 PM
I've been subscribing to Birchbox (https://www.birchbox.com) since December. They let me try out some high end stuff. I love it.

I've been on a lipstick kick here and so I just ordered NYX Macaron Lippies in Blue Velvet, Chambord, Black Sesame and Pistachio. Although they are sold out on the NYX website, you can still order them at Ulta (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod10191002). I just bought NYX Soft Matte Lip Cream in Transylvania (http://www.nyxcosmetics.com/p-17-soft-matte-lip-cream.aspx). I also ordered Melt Cosmetics (http://www.meltcosmetics.com) lipstick in By Starlight which is a bright purple. I can't wait to try them all!

allegro
05-13-2014, 10:17 PM
I'm pale as fuck but also have freckles everywhere. I already look pretty young. The freckles amplify that to an annoying level. So I basically wear at least foundation any time I leave the house. Also have scars on my face from a car wreck that I like to keep covered up!
Yeah I feel the same about my damned dark circles under my eyes, which I inherited from my Dad and which get worse depending on my allergies and if I've had any wine. Some days, just a little foundation makes them barely there. Other days, I need either Erase Paste or Laura Mercier Secret Concealer on top of foundation, then I have to hit that with a tiny bit of powder to set it so it isn't drifting and melting but not so much that it gives me wrinkles. I won't leave the house with at LEAST that, though.

My eyebrows are REALLY LIGHT blonde and I'm so fucking tired of dealing with that; if I leave them alone, I look like Manson (when he shaved off his eyebrows). So I was using Lancôme's brow groomer stuff, like blonde mascara for brows, plus a powder filler when necessary. But recently, my colorist COLORED my brows (like, caramel blonde) when doing my highlights. So much easier. It eventually fades, though, and now I need a touch-up. On my BROW COLOR. Weird.

ophelia_
05-14-2014, 12:13 AM
Erase Paste is the best <3

ophelia_
05-14-2014, 12:16 AM
I also ordered Melt Cosmetics (http://www.meltcosmetics.com) lipstick in By Starlight which is a bright purple. I can't wait to try them all!

I WANT ALL OF THOSE MELT LIPSTICKS! THE TEAL COLOURED ONE, OMG! *dies*

Charmingly Miserable
05-14-2014, 12:20 AM
I know, right? I want the blue one, the hot pink one and the gray one. Check their FAQ. They might do international shipping.

violetkat
05-14-2014, 12:40 PM
I've worked for Sephora for 6 years. Make up is pretty much my life! Love this thread!

ophelia_
05-14-2014, 06:34 PM
Cannot contain my jealousy... You must have the worlds most amazing make up collection

Charmingly Miserable
05-14-2014, 10:46 PM
I want to add that I think having a great facial routine is necessary in order to have a beautiful face whether you wear makeup or not. I use Sage Grapefruit Cleanser (https://thebodydeli.com/Products/Face/Cleansers/Sage-Grapefruit-Cleanser.html) from the Body Deli. I love the Body Deli so much because not only does the cleanser work, but the whole company only uses raw and organic ingredients. Plus, their only shop is located about 10 miles from my house!

allegro
05-14-2014, 11:30 PM
I want to add that I think having a great facial routine is necessary in order to have a beautiful face whether you wear makeup or not. I use Sage Grapefruit Cleanser (https://thebodydeli.com/Products/Face/Cleansers/Sage-Grapefruit-Cleanser.html) from the Body Deli. I love the Body Deli so much because not only does the cleanser work, but the whole company only uses raw and organic ingredients. Plus, their only shop is located about 10 miles from my house!
Ohhhhhhhhhh now you're talking my language!! Have you ever tried their moisturizers? I wonder if they're good for sensitive skin.

I agree about a regular face-cleansing routine, and moisturizing too! You should *never* go to bed without washing and moisturizing. Ever.

Charmingly Miserable
05-14-2014, 11:54 PM
allegro I have tried their Light Facial Emulsion which is ok. However, if you go to their website, they have a section just for sensitive skin (https://thebodydeli.com/tag/Sensitive-Skin.html). Even though I'm not too crazy about the moisturizer I tried, I swear by everything else!!! I have their Radiance Enzyme Peel and I love it so much. My next item to get is the Green Detox Mineral Special Edition Scrub for your body. It smells heavenly!!!!

rhet
05-15-2014, 04:55 AM
I just remembered this!

If you guys want a GREAT book about makeup:http://www.amazon.com/Face-Forward-Kevyn-Aucoin/dp/0316287059 It was one of the main resources I used as a teen. So, so, so wonderful.

that book is pretty much a bible among makeup artists. fantastic stuff.

@theruiner (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=51) Sleek http://www.sleekmakeup.com also has surprisingly good stuff for the money


Pigment is so intimidating, tell me your secrets!

for loose pigments, they're not too tricky to work with if you use a slightly damp brush (or use Mac's fix+ for more staying power) then tap it onto the lid and blend with a clean brush. you can also mix them into lipsticks, cream blushes, make em into eyeliner, mascara...they're magical things. i <3 makeup addiction on reddit!

i love doing men's makeup, especially on guys who haven't had it done before. they're always so excited about how good they look and i love seeing the confidence and bounce in their step it gives them. its almost as good as grossing people out with realistic blood and gore :D

ophelia_
05-15-2014, 05:00 AM
Think I'll suss out the world of pigment.

I also think you should post some photos of your makeup wizardry! :) sounds like you do lots of amazing things!

also... Kind of off topic, but today I bought a Marc Jacobs bag because I thought the colour would go with a new eyeshadow I ordered. I... Have a problem.

icklekitty
05-15-2014, 05:53 AM
I'm so not into make-up. I threw away all my weird colour eyeshadow a few years ago and now just wear eyeliner on my eyes and brows (that thing from Rimmel that's a pen), and on a night out add Ruby Woo MAC lipstick and maybe some facepowder from Iman (I'm brown as hell). That's my entire make-up.

Sarah K
05-15-2014, 08:15 AM
Does anyone else have baby skin? I need some cleanser that doesn't have salicylic acid in it. :/ I've been getting REALLY ANGRY about my skin over the last month or so.

rhet
05-15-2014, 08:50 AM
Does anyone else have baby skin? I need some cleanser that doesn't have salicylic acid in it. :/ I've been getting REALLY ANGRY about my skin over the last month or so.

you could try the oil cleanse method. its natural, gentle and pretty cheap! I make my own face scrub using brown sugar and coconut oil, it exfoliates, then the sugar rinses off and I wipe off the excess oil with a cloth. My skin is naturally oily but it actually produces way less oil when I wash it this way and keep it moisturised.

http://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction/comments/1a1cj3/everything_you_wanted_to_know_about_ocm_the_oil/ and ​http://www.reddit.com/r/SkincareAddiction are pretty helpful in general

or for something a bit less messy and DIY but still gentle cleansing water is good (something like this http://www.sephora.com/triple-action-cleansing-water-P297132?skuId=1344852)

I don't know what skin type you have though other than sensitive.

Sarah K
05-15-2014, 09:41 AM
I don't really know, either. It goes through weird phases.

Like, at times, my forehead and nose can get oily, but I'm normally just dry as fuck everywhere.

The only stuff I'm using right now is Simple brand. The makeup removing towels, and moisturizer. But I really, REALLY want to try something better soon. Because I'm so annoyed.

allegro
05-15-2014, 12:14 PM
I don't really know, either. It goes through weird phases.

Like, at times, my forehead and nose can get oily, but I'm normally just dry as fuck everywhere.

The only stuff I'm using right now is Simple brand. The makeup removing towels, and moisturizer. But I really, REALLY want to try something better soon. Because I'm so annoyed.

I have very very sensitive skin. I cannot use any of these "firming" or "anti-aging" bullshit cleansing or moisturizing products, and I have to be REALLY careful with a lot of botanicals that are "all natural" but contain irritants.

I really recommend the cleanser I linked above, I get it at Whole Foods, Earth Science A-D-E Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser (http://earthsciencenaturals.com/product/224/A-D-E-Creamy-Fruit-Oil-Cleanser-8-oz.-.html). It has little to no fragrance, it's creamy and leaves no residue, it has caused ZERO problems for my super sensitive skin, and it's fairly cheap ($10.50) and last a really long time. And it removes eye makeup!! I also use their toner, after cleansing, which also works great on sensitive skin.

https://secure.earthsciencenaturals.com/images/uploads/2013111112330341438_med.jpg

Sarah K
05-15-2014, 12:21 PM
Thanks! Buying some right now! There is a $10 off of a $30 order coupon, so going to try a couple of items!

allegro
05-15-2014, 12:59 PM
Thanks! Buying some right now! There is a $10 off of a $30 order coupon, so going to try a couple of items!

I *love* the Aloe Vera Complexion Toner (http://earthsciencenaturals.com/product/227/Aloe-Vera-Complexion-Toner-%26-Freshener-8-oz.-.html)!!!

Sarah K
05-15-2014, 01:09 PM
Bah. I almost went with that.

I got:
A-D-E Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser 8 oz.
Almond-Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15+ 5 oz.
Herbal Tonic Mist 8 oz.

allegro
05-15-2014, 01:20 PM
Bah. I almost went with that.

I got:
A-D-E Creamy Fruit Oil Cleanser 8 oz.
Almond-Aloe Moisturizer SPF 15+ 5 oz.
Herbal Tonic Mist 8 oz.

Oh crap, that moisturizer is pretty stinky! Not great for sensitive skin! I hope you don't have problems with it. I ended up pitching it.

Sarah K
05-15-2014, 01:23 PM
SADFACE.

Oh well... That's crazy cheap. So it's not a huge loss if it sucks. I don't expect to find perfect stuff right away, and I know it will take some experimenting!

allegro
05-15-2014, 01:32 PM
SADFACE.

Oh well... That's crazy cheap. So it's not a huge loss if it sucks. I don't expect to find perfect stuff right away, and I know it will take some experimenting!

Is it too late to cancel?? Do you have a Whole Foods near you? That's the best place to go "sample the goods" by EarthScience if you are able. Well, yeah, try it, we're all different, maybe you're not as hypersensitive to stinky as me.

My best pal S had me try this cream by SW Basics (http://store.swbasicsofbk.com/products/cream) because it's all natural and vegan and not tested on animals. The problem is that it's not cream, it's more like BUTTER, you have to rub it into your hand, first, to emulsify it, and then it's like rubbing butter on your face, and then I look like I just put butter on my face. Or, more like CRISCO. For $32.00. For a little jar of Crisco. I only put this on my face in TINY sections if my skin is SUPER dry in the winter. Like, after SKIING.

So then I tried Trader Joe's Coconut Oil, which received rave reviews online, and that was considerably cheaper but that was like putting coconut butter on my face and I felt like a pina colada all day. That went into the trash.

So the moisturizer I KEEP GOING BACK TO because nothing works better for sensitive skin?

LaRoche-Posay (http://www.laroche-posay.us/skintype-sensitive). Best.Moisturizer.EVAR.for sensitive skin. They started selling it at TARGET last year, go figure, but I get it from Amazon because it's cheaper (http://www.amazon.com/La-Roche-Posay-Toleriane-Soothing-Protective/dp/B000IOBEQ2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1400179273&sr=8-1&keywords=TOLERIANE+PROTECTIVE).

Charmingly Miserable
05-15-2014, 08:55 PM
I just remembered this!

If you guys want a GREAT book about makeup:http://www.amazon.com/Face-Forward-Kevyn-Aucoin/dp/0316287059 It was one of the main resources I used as a teen.


You just gave me memories. I should pull this book out of storage.

Ok. I just got my Melt Cosmetics purple lipstick in the mail. I love it!!! http://instagram.com/p/oCYCo5OjV8/

ophelia_
05-18-2014, 06:39 PM
Speaking of make up books, I found a PDF of Bobbi Browns Make Up Manual

http://gallery.mailchimp.com/5b02926940cb1b64dbc1d9a3a/files/Bobbi_Brown_Makeup_Manual_Revised.pdf

Charmingly Miserable
05-21-2014, 11:42 PM
I got my NYX Macaron Lippies (http://instagram.com/p/oRnNy6OjaX/) in!!!! (Fuck that pimple trying to photobomb me.)

ophelia_
05-22-2014, 12:49 AM
And they look extremely rad! ^.^

Charmingly Miserable
05-25-2014, 04:20 PM
I bought NYX's Matte Lipstick in shocking pink. When I wear it, I think I look like Nicki Minaj. Maybe I need to change up my makeup and hair so that I won't look like her.

ophelia_
05-25-2014, 08:06 PM
Nicki Minaj is my dirty little secret. I like a lot of hip hop stuff and something about her music just makes me wanna dance around like an idiot.

Plus, dat ass.

ophelia_
06-03-2014, 01:23 AM
Just bought my first Lime Crime Velvetine lippy... Can't wait for it to get here so I can have it in and around my life.

Anyone used them before, are they as amazing as they look?

DigitalChaos
06-03-2014, 03:32 PM
Hello makeup people. I need help finding makeup. I want to do a 2004 Manson thing. Probably the blue eyeshadow look. I can do most makeup, I just have no idea where to get decent products for something that will only be used for maybe 2 or 3 events before it all goes bad :(

Charmingly Miserable
06-03-2014, 06:51 PM
Hello makeup people. I need help finding makeup. I want to do a 2004 Manson thing. Probably the blue eyeshadow look. I can do most makeup, I just have no idea where to get decent products for something that will only be used for maybe 2 or 3 events before it all goes bad :(
Hmmm...do you want to go high end or drugstore? Are you stateside or out of country? I'm asking these questions because I can have a better direction as to how to help you. Also, can you give me a more specific pic of Manson? I'm not too familiar with his looks associated with the eras.

DigitalChaos
06-03-2014, 06:55 PM
Hmmm...do you want to go high end or drugstore? Are you stateside or out of country? I'm asking these questions because I can have a better direction as to how to help you.

high-end as long as I'm not having to buy giant color palettes that get thrown away just for the blue shades (for example). If I am gonna have to toss a bunch of expired makeup in a few months, I'd rather it be cheap.

I'm in California, USA


edit: i'd like the high-end because I need it to look awesome for like 16 hours, and to make the end product simply look awesome.

Charmingly Miserable
06-03-2014, 06:59 PM
high-end as long as I'm not having to buy giant color palettes that get thrown away just for the blue shades (for example). If I am gonna have to toss a bunch of expired makeup in a few months, I'd rather it be cheap.

I'm in California, USA


edit: i'd like the high-end because I need it to look awesome for like 16 hours, and to make the end product simply look awesome.
Okay. Like I said before, I'm not too familiar with Marilyn's eras but I would highly recommend a good eye shadow primer. I use Urban Decay and my eyeshadow does not come off. PM me :)

allegro
06-03-2014, 07:33 PM
is this for a party or something?

dude, what would MANSON use? I'm thinking fucking MAYBELLINE.

here, he says he uses MAC but he was with Dita and she was a MAC spokesperson so that's probably crap: http://www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Interview:1997/10_NME

Here's a tutorial video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsWAixdiEEE

DigitalChaos
06-03-2014, 08:18 PM
is this for a party or something?

dude, what would MANSON use? I'm thinking fucking MAYBELLINE.

here, he says he uses MAC but he was with Dita and she was a MAC spokesperson so that's probably crap: http://www.mansonwiki.com/wiki/Interview:1997/10_NME

Here's a tutorial video:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsWAixdiEEE

I'm guessing he uses a specific type for stage, but has someone do the higher quality jobs needed for photo shoots. His makeup is nowhere near as well done as what you see in promo shots.

That video is extremely close to what I was going for, grillz and all. Unfortunately, she doesn't provide a specific product list :(
Also, is there a good place online to source all that stuff? Should I just go into Sephora with a list?


All my makeup experience doesnt really go beyond buying eyeliner or using stuff that my wife already has. :o


edit: yes, it'll be for some halloween stuff, but also a good excuse to improve my makeup skills

allegro
06-03-2014, 09:04 PM
um ... have you asked YOUR WIFE???? Typically, this would be an area in which a wife could be very helpful.

If you just wanna be Manson for a night, you may wanna hit up a costume store which stocks stage makeup. I guarantee you guys like Kiss and Manson ain't hitting up Sephora. They have makeup that needs to endure sweat and stage lights for many hours.

ophelia_
06-03-2014, 09:12 PM
Urban Decay also make really amazing bright eyeshadows and I seriously can't speak highly enough for them.

http://www.sephora.com/electric-pressed-pigment-palette-P385671?icid2=carousel_hp_us_editorspicks_052814_c arousel%20-%20A_P385671_image

Charmingly Miserable
06-03-2014, 09:51 PM
I want that pallet! NYX has similar colors but they are sold individually. I want yellow eyeshadow. Also, Sugarpill keeps popping up on my IG with outrageous colors. Look them up.

@Digital Chaos. I'm gonna go to both Sephora and Ulta tomorrow. If I see any good blue eyeshadows, I'll you know. I would recommend using a cream or gel based shadow for Manson's look.

DigitalChaos
06-03-2014, 10:42 PM
um ... have you asked YOUR WIFE???? Typically, this would be an area in which a wife could be very helpful.

If you just wanna be Manson for a night, you may wanna hit up a costume store which stocks stage makeup. I guarantee you guys like Kiss and Manson ain't hitting up Sephora. They have makeup that needs to endure sweat and stage lights for many hours.
She doesn't know much about the flashier stuff; usually sticks to very minimal stuff.
That may soon change now that I got her interested in the more "fun" stuff after showing her the various makeup subreddits a month ago.



Urban Decay also make really amazing bright eyeshadows and I seriously can't speak highly enough for them.

http://www.sephora.com/electric-pressed-pigment-palette-P385671?icid2=carousel_hp_us_editorspicks_052814_c arousel%20-%20A_P385671_image
I saw this exact palette there last week and it looked incredible! (went with my wife and her newly acquired gift card) The "chaos" color was insane.

I just wasn't sure if it was the right stuff to get. $50 and I'd only use two of the colors. Maybe I can just solve all this by giving all the "leftover" to my wife to try out something new. hrmmm


I want that pallet! NYX has similar colors but they are sold individually. I want yellow eyeshadow. Also, Sugarpill keeps popping up on my IG with outrageous colors. Look them up.

@Digital Chaos. I'm gonna go to both Sephora and Ulta tomorrow. If I see any good blue eyeshadows, I'll you know. I would recommend using a cream or gel based shadow for Manson's look.
*adds cream and gel eyeshadow to my research list*
I seriously didn't know such a thing existed.

Charmingly Miserable
06-03-2014, 10:52 PM
*adds cream and gel eyeshadow to my research list*
I seriously didn't know such a thing existed.
Darling, I'm taking you and your wife on a makeup spree. I'm in Cali too!

Cream shadows (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/a/_/Ntt-Cream%20Eye%20Shadow?ciSelector=searchResults) at Ulta.
Gel liners (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/a/Makeup-Eyes-Eye-Liner/_/N-26yh?categoryId=cat80042&ciSelector=leaf) at Ulta. They have a great pigmentation and staying power.

Charmingly Miserable
06-04-2014, 11:43 PM
So, I went to Sephora, Ulta and MAC today. I got way more than I had anticipated:

Immaculate Hourglass Foundation (http://www.hourglasscosmetics.com/immaculate-liquid-powder-foundation/). Holy shit! I have oily skin and this did not make my face oily at all. It's worth the money I shelled out. @ Sephora
NYX Matte Lipstick in Audrey.
Eyelashes by Eyelure. I didn't get the Katy Perry ones. I'm a cheap-o.
A makeup case which is already full. @ Ulta
A shadow brush, brush cleaner and Turquatic fragrance. @ MAC

I just realized that I need a foundation brush. :(

@Digital Chaos I saw a lot of good blue shadows at Sephora. I suggest on making a trip down there with the wifey this weekend.

ophelia_
06-04-2014, 11:47 PM
Awesome haul!

Life is so much better with a good foundation brush.

Charmingly Miserable
06-04-2014, 11:50 PM
I thought I could get away with using my Real Techniques sponge, but Hourglass' website said not to use a brush.

JessicaSarahS
06-05-2014, 12:40 AM
*adds cream and gel eyeshadow to my research list*
I seriously didn't know such a thing existed.

For your eye makeup to last all night and not crease or smudge, use Urban Decay primer potion. I use the Eden version as it provides a better base/concealer color to put everything on top of. It's a little pricey, but if you're into makeup, it's worth it and lasts quite a while. Also, your wife can use it for everyday makeup. Cream and gel shadows will crease and smear throughout the night. It might add to the icky look that you're going for, but if you want clean looking makeup with good definition, I'd stick with powder eyeshadows on a matte primer base.

As for the colors, I'd highly recommend a good charcoal shadow on your eyelid, MAC Deep Truth (http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_-6CzdY8YP2k/R_DfcoiA-YI/AAAAAAAAAJM/s2a8dJ7vTY4/s400/concurso%2B%2820%29.jpg) just above that, and blend the outer edge with MAC electric eel (http://www.allure.com/images/beauty-products/makeup/2011/mac-eye-shadow-electric-eel.jpg) or Sugarpill's Afterparty (http://www.sugarpillshop.com/products/afterparty-pressed-eyeshadow) to blend it outward. I have a bunch of makeup and palettes that I use with these colors if you want to borrow them for a day or two (as long as you use clean brushes!). But if you're looking to add items to your collection, I'd get those blues. They will hold up all night and they're very fun to play with.

JessicaSarahS
06-05-2014, 12:59 AM
And I should add that everyone should properly sterilize their makeup and brushes, especially if you use it on others. I do wedding makeup on rare occasions when I feel like putting in that effort, so cleaning is a big thing for me.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPoMpBlmUBQ

allegro
06-05-2014, 08:27 AM
For your eye makeup to last all night and not crease or smudge, use Urban Decay primer potion. I use the Eden version as it provides a better base/concealer color to put everything on top of. It's a little pricey, but if you're into makeup, it's worth it and lasts quite a while. Also, your wife can use it for everyday makeup. Cream and gel shadows will crease and smear throughout the night. It might add to the icky look that you're going for, but if you want clean looking makeup with good definition, I'd stick with powder eyeshadows on a matte primer base.
He's gonna need some really heavy foundation or something, too, to go over the eyebrows. The girl in the above Manson tutorial video looks like she's using a concealer or something, yeesh!

JessicaSarahS
06-05-2014, 09:39 AM
He's gonna need some really heavy foundation or something, too, to go over the eyebrows. The girl in the above Manson tutorial video looks like she's using a concealer or something, yeesh!

Oh yeah. I didn't even begin to cover skin coverage! :P It's best to use glue stick to keep eye brows down. So glue stick, then brush brows to shape and apply translucent powder on top, then more glue stick and wait til dry. Then put on thick concealer and heavy foundation on top of that, then dust with color powder and blend with rest of skin. Eyebrows done! :) Rest of skin should use a primer to keep foundation from smudging.

Hazekiah
06-05-2014, 02:49 PM
If anyone here is going to The Makeup Show in Chicago this weekend then you should swing by the Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics booth and ask for me, I'll hook you up.

:)

DigitalChaos
06-05-2014, 06:24 PM
Yea, gluestick for the eyebrows and then a full face of white. There are actually a few tutorials out there showing the full process in some of the other Manson variant looks. They tend to do a much better job in the videos geared toward legit drag though.

DigitalChaos
06-05-2014, 06:46 PM
In all seriousness, I expect the wardrobe to be the hardest part. Worst case, I can bail on the Manson thing and just go full drag :D I already did an impromptu abundance of eyeliner thing previously.

I already sourced the contacts though. Had to get some contraband stuff from South Korea because THANKS GOVERNMENT.

Charmingly Miserable
06-05-2014, 10:38 PM
I think the key to making the Manson face work is prime your face and eyes. Don't forget to use a setting powder or spray.

Made another Sephora run. This time I got a proper foundation brush, a pink nude lipstick and NARS lip liner in Jungle Red.

ophelia_
06-09-2014, 09:42 PM
Okay peeps, I'm doing a massive MAC order tomorrow... What are your fav products that I should own if I don't already?

JessicaSarahS
06-09-2014, 10:14 PM
Okay peeps, I'm doing a massive MAC order tomorrow... What are your fav products that I should own if I don't already?


MAC Prep + Prime Face Protect SPF 50 (http://www1.macys.com/shop/product/mac-prep-prime-face-protect-spf-50?ID=237952) and Mineralize Skinfinish Natural (http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/shaded/12811/30734/New-Collections/Mineralize/Face/Mineralize-Skinfinish-Natural/index.tmpl) are good staples that I buy often. I haven't been impressed with their newer eyeshadows as the quality and color creativity has gone down a lot. But if you can find their old classic colors, then go for it. And mixing medium in a dropper bottle if you use a lot of glitter or loose powders/pigments. OH! And if you can find it: Mineralize Skinfinish in Petticoat is my favorite blush ever.

Charmingly Miserable
06-09-2014, 10:26 PM
I've been branching out from MAC but I do have a penchant for their brushes. Get that Lorde lipstick!!!!

ophelia_
06-10-2014, 12:25 AM
Woot! Just saw that the Lorde stuff is now available. Definitely getting that lippie! LURVE ME SOME PURPLE LIPS!
JessicaSarahS - I was looking at getting their Prep + Prime Skin primer, do you reckon the Face Protect one is better? Already had the Mineralize Skinfinsh Natural in the cart ;)

This is my current list:

Lips
Pure Heroine
Tanarama
Pink Plaid
Smoked Purple
Sin (heh, NIN lipstick)
Viva Glam Rihanna
&
Prep + Prime Lip
Fall 14 Trend lip set
Lip Conditioner

Gloss
Pro Longwear Lipcolour in Clingpeach

Eyes
Liquidlast Liner - Pointblack
Eye Kohl - smolder
Veluxe Brow Liner - Brunette
Mineralize Eyeshadow x 4 - A Harvest of Greens

Face
Prep + Prime Skin
Matchmaster SPF 15 Foundation - 2.0
Mineralize Skinfinish Natural - Medium Plus
Fix +


Brushes
188 - small duo fibre face brush (to apply primer)
190 - foundation brush
129 - powder/blush brush

JessicaSarahS
06-10-2014, 02:18 PM
@JessicaSarahS (http://www.echoingthesound.org/community/member.php?u=20) - I was looking at getting their Prep + Prime Skin primer, do you reckon the Face Protect one is better? Already had the Mineralize Skinfinsh Natural in the cart ;)


Yeah. I have both and the regular prep and prime feels too much like lotion and doesn't really do anything for me. But the Face protect is perfect since I have combination skin. I've even worn it at concerts all night and my makeup looked fresh afterwards, it's amazing! I heard they changed the formula recently, so I really hope it's the same. I'm going to get a new bottle soon since mine ran out just last week. :\

allegro
06-10-2014, 07:09 PM
I've been using Lancome's primer, lately (I used to use Smashbox and then I was using Laura Mercier) and I really like it.

Charmingly Miserable
06-19-2014, 10:41 PM
I've been a makeup whore lately. Among a whole lot of other things, I picked up Kat von D's Monarch pallet and Sugarpill's Cold Chemistry pallet today. Can't wait to try them out.

ophelia_
06-19-2014, 10:58 PM
Kat von D's makeup looks really amazing... wish they sold it here >.<

In good news, Sephora is opening it's first Australian store in Sydney and they've said they'll match US prices - which doesn't seem possible given our import taxes, but hopefully!

Charmingly Miserable
06-19-2014, 11:00 PM
Yeah, I'm not a big Kat von D fan in the first place (I've been to her tattoo shop and they were assholes there). However, I did see Kat do a tutorial with that pallet and I HAD to get it based on that orange eyeshadow color.

ophelia_
06-22-2014, 09:17 PM
My MAC order arrived today... Currently in makeup heaven. *happy dance*

Charmingly Miserable
06-22-2014, 11:18 PM
I saw that, you makeup whore.

ophelia_
06-22-2014, 11:23 PM
Thats the nicest thing anyone has ever called me! <3

Charmingly Miserable
06-28-2014, 06:09 PM
I reached VIP status at Ulta and Sephora. I'm such a makeup whore.

JessicaSarahS
06-30-2014, 09:52 PM
I reached VIP status at Ulta and Sephora. I'm such a makeup whore.

Damn! I thought I was bad, haha! :D


I have enough Mac empties for a couple of free eyeshadows, woo hoo! Time to get a new pro palette too.

Charmingly Miserable
06-30-2014, 09:56 PM
So I went to Sephora again (twice in 3 days) and got me the other Kat Von D butterfly pallet in Chrysalis. I'm so amazed with the quality of the eyeshadow.

Dra508
07-18-2014, 03:40 PM
I'm looking for some matte eye shadow. Sometimes it's too cakey and flat. Any recommendations? I'm done with frost- my eyes can't take it anymore. I really don't want to walk all the aisles of Sephora testing out stuff.

orestes
07-18-2014, 05:28 PM
Do you use an eye primer? Nyx makes a matte one.

Charmingly Miserable
07-18-2014, 09:34 PM
I'm looking for some matte eye shadow. Sometimes it's too cakey and flat. Any recommendations? I'm don't with frost- my eyes can't take it anymore. I really don't want to walk all the aisles of Sephora testing out stuff.

Try Coastal Scents or Makeup Geek.

My sister sweats by her NYX eye primer, I like the one from Urban Decay.

Dra508
07-19-2014, 11:48 AM
Do you use an eye primer? Nyx makes a matte one.

I don't. Sounds like I should give it a try. I did buy a lip primer recently.

Charmingly Miserable
07-19-2014, 05:58 PM
I did buy a lip primer recently.

Which one? I have NYX lip primer but I don't know if it actually does anything.

Does anyone makeup setting spray? What about a high lighter/luminizer?

Dra508
07-20-2014, 06:16 PM
Which one? I have NYX lip primer but I don't know if it actually does anything.

Does anyone makeup setting spray? What about a high lighter/luminizer?

Bite. I ended up at Sephora today and bought this cute matte eye makeup set from Too Faced.

I wish I was more committed to nail color. They had some nice choices in there.

orestes
07-20-2014, 06:24 PM
If I'm ever in NYC I'm visiting the Bite store, where they make customized tubes of lipstick on site.


http://youtu.be/sOIv6LLSsYc

Sarah K
07-20-2014, 07:00 PM
There is another makeup store right by the Times Square MAC that looked neat. But now I can't remember the name of it. I have to go to the area sometime this week or next weekend. I'll try to swing by and see if it is awesome.

Sarah K
07-20-2014, 07:01 PM
Which one? I have NYX lip primer but I don't know if it actually does anything.

Does anyone makeup setting spray? What about a high lighter/luminizer?

I just recently got the NYX setting spray. I for sure notice a difference and like it. Before, my makeup would basically be melted off of my face by the time I got to work, because the train stations are basically saunas in the summer. This makes it look less horrible!

Charmingly Miserable
07-20-2014, 07:08 PM
I ended up at Sephora today and bought this cute matte eye makeup set from Too Faced.
I ended up at Sephora today too. I got the brand new Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks Hexagram and Poe plus an Hourglass lip liner for the Hexagram color. As for Too Faced, I have one of their bronzers. It smells so good. I also have their Melted lip hybrid in Ruby. It's my new favorite lippie.

I just recently got the NYX setting spray. I for sure notice a difference and like it. Before, my makeup would basically be melted off of my face by the time I got to work, because the train stations are basically saunas in the summer. This makes it look less horrible!
Ok. I actually have some of this in my bathroom. It was my sister's and she kind of abandoned it. I'll have to give it a try.

Dra508
07-20-2014, 10:25 PM
I ended up at Sephora today too. I got the brand new Kat Von D Studded Kiss lipsticks Hexagram and Poe plus an Hourglass lip liner for the Hexagram color. As for Too Faced, I have one of their bronzers. It smells so good. I also have their Melted lip hybrid in Ruby. It's my new favorite lippie.

Ok. I actually have some of this in my bathroom. It was my sister's and she kind of abandoned it. I'll have to give it a try.

I didn't feel qualified to wear Kat Von D. No ink. ;)

Charmingly Miserable
07-20-2014, 11:22 PM
Dra508 I don't think it matters.

JessicaSarahS
07-21-2014, 02:34 AM
Does anyone makeup setting spray? What about a high lighter/luminizer?

Setting spray seems to ruin my blending work. :\ I usually go for a face primer instead to make sure everything stays put.

I use MAC jardin aires pigment as a highlight. If I don't have that on hand, I use the highlighter on Elf's concealer/highlighter duo.

Dra508
07-21-2014, 08:59 AM
Dra508 I don't think it matters.

That was a poor attempt at a joke, I'm sorry. Really, I can't carry a strong look.

Charmingly Miserable
07-21-2014, 09:25 PM
I just recently got the NYX setting spray.
Well, I used it on my face today and got home looking like an oil spill. I think living in the desert with 110 degree weather plus baking in my car while commuting doesn't make my makeup stay. I'm not dissing NYX or any other setting spray, it's just where I live isn't very conducive to perfect makeup. Oh well, I'll have to wait until November until the weather will get nice and my face won't melt once I step outside.

JessicaSarahS
07-21-2014, 11:07 PM
Well, I used it on my face today and got home looking like an oil spill. I think living in the desert with 110 degree weather plus baking in my car while commuting doesn't make my makeup stay. I'm not dissing NYX or any other setting spray, it's just where I live isn't very conducive to perfect makeup. Oh well, I'll have to wait until November until the weather will get nice and my face won't melt once I step outside.

Do you need a lot of coverage? If not, maybe just go the powder route. I usually get away with lotion and a mineral powder foundation in the summer and it doesn't feel like my face is falling off, haha. I rarely have issues with my eye makeup smearing.

Charmingly Miserable
07-21-2014, 11:11 PM
Do you need a lot of coverage? If not, maybe just go the powder route. I usually get away with lotion and a mineral powder foundation in the summer and it doesn't feel like my face is falling off, haha. I rarely have issues with my eye makeup smearing.

I can't get away with just powder. Even with powder, I get a little sheen on my face. If I had a flawless face, I would do less makeup, especially in the summer. But no. Not being on the patch ruined that.

Sarah K
09-15-2014, 11:31 AM
I've been doing science on my face the last couple of weeks.

When I get home, I take my makeup off with these:

http://www.simpleskincare.com/Resources/Images/cleansing-wipes-650x650_tcm1598-822244.png

I've then been using this at night and in the morning:

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-0fs6u0n2myY/UufwvIrPFrI/AAAAAAAAHjM/EgOE0ik8GdM/s1600/BootsBotanics_Cleansing_Toner.jpg
And that's it. My period started today, and the week before is usually the WORST time, when I break out terribly. And my skin looks the best it has in a couple of years now. WITHOUT USING ANYTHING. wtf? Maybe it's a huge coincidence.

Endlessly
09-18-2014, 10:52 PM
^^Weird, I tried those Simple face wipes and they BURNED every time I used them. Left my skin really dry, too (although that may have more to do with the weather changing now). I went straight back to my cheap Pond's knockoff wipes.

Sarah K
09-19-2014, 08:57 AM
^^Weird, I tried those Simple face wipes and they BURNED every time I used them. Left my skin really dry, too (although that may have more to do with the weather changing now). I went straight back to my cheap Pond's knockoff wipes.

The Simple Exfoliating ones do that to me pretty bad. But the "cleansing" ones are good for me.

Baphomette
10-07-2014, 12:27 AM
http://r2-store.distractify.netdna-cdn.com/postimage/201410/4/d2ed99f55d8965ee093936931e94ed21_650x.jpg

Makeup by Eva Senín Pernas (http://esphotomakeup.weebly.com/belleza.html).

More of her stuff here (http://www.boredpanda.com/halloween-lip-makeup-art-eva-senin-pernas/).

Charmingly Miserable
10-07-2014, 10:32 PM
I've been so bad with my makeup shopping these past months. It got so bad, that my therapist told me that Ulta and Sephora was off limits. I was using shopping for makeup as a coping mechanism. Now that I feel better (and a couple of thousand dollars later), I don't feel like I need any more makeup until all the holiday stuff comes out.

ophelia_
10-08-2014, 08:55 PM
Speaking of holiday stuff... I just bought a couple of the Benefit holiday sets. I didn't like the advent calendar one at all but the blush one was adorbs!

ophelia_
11-04-2014, 10:05 PM
As I've run out of things to buy, I'm looking to you lovely people to inspire me...

What are your Top 5 must have makeup/beauty products?

Sarah K
11-04-2014, 10:35 PM
I'm about to just sandpaper all of the skin on my face off so I can start over.

allegro
11-04-2014, 11:35 PM
Me, too, ugh. My skin is now reacting to everything, including water.

The only thing that looks and feels good is cold-pressed organic jojoba oil.

Amorepacific stopped making my favorite eye gel. At $125 for a tiny container, this is probably good news for my wallet.

Charmingly Miserable
11-05-2014, 12:18 AM
As I've run out of things to buy, I'm looking to you lovely people to inspire me...

What are your Top 5 must have makeup/beauty products?
In no particular order:

Kat Von D Lock-It Tattoo Foundation (http://www.sephora.com/lock-it-tattoo-foundation-P311138?skuId=1398858)
Bite Beauty High Pigment Pencil (http://www.sephora.com/high-pigment-matte-pencil-P283905?skuId=1321629) in Toasted Almond.
Living Proof Perfect Hair Day Shampoo (http://www.sephora.com/perfect-hair-day-shampoo-P384533?skuId=1585546) and Conditioner.
Lorac Front of the Line Pro Liquid Eye Liner (http://www.ulta.com/ulta/browse/productDetail.jsp?productId=xlsImpprod1400042#)
The Body Deli Sage Grapefruit Cleanser (https://thebodydeli.com/Products/Face/Cleansers/Sage-Grapefruit-Cleanser.html)
Bonus
Beauty Protector Protect and Detangle (https://www.birchbox.com/shop/beauty-protector-protect-and-detangle-spray)

*Look! The first three items can be found at Sephora. How convenient!!! lol*

ophelia_
11-05-2014, 12:24 AM
I am SAAAH excited about that Sephora order. You're the bestest <3

Heard really good things about KvD's Lock-It foundation, however I hate buying foundation online without testing it first. Sephora is opening in Aus in December and pretty sure they're stocking KvD (as nowhere else does), so will definitely suss it out :D That shampoo and conditioner looks great as well... And those Bite Beauty pencils - the description mentioned wine, so I'm pretty much sold.

Charmingly Miserable
11-05-2014, 12:29 AM
I definitely am one to try foundations in store rather than buying them blindly online. Also, this is the best primer out there (http://www.sephora.com/veil-mineral-primer-spf-15-P210575?skuId=1074442) in my opinion. It's expensive as hell. I hope your Sephora will stock it because you need to try it.

Sarah K
11-05-2014, 11:15 AM
What is the opinion on brushes? Are the better ones worth it?

I have an old set of Eco Tools that were always alright, but a couple of them are pretty pitiful now. I've had them for over 5 years, though. Is it worth upgrading to "better" brushes?

allegro
11-05-2014, 11:26 AM
Personally, I invested in some really good brushes and it seems really worth it because hair from the brushes isn't sticking on my face, LOL. But keeping them really clean seems to be the most important part, and each time you clean the cheap-o brushes, they seem to fall apart more?

Sarah K
11-05-2014, 11:36 AM
Yeah... I clean mine maybe like once a month? I used to just use warm water and soap. But I recently bought some of the actual cleaner stuff from Ulta. they for sure lose some of their hairs and seem to get kind of frayed and such. What brushes do you have?

It will probably be the big thing that I ask for for Christmas.

Baphomette
11-05-2014, 05:17 PM
What is the opinion on brushes? Are the better ones worth it?Most definitely. And the best ones last forever. Think I've spent around $400 over the years on all my MAC brushes. (Had a few stolen at a party once so had to rebuy) and they are amazing.

ophelia_
11-05-2014, 06:26 PM
Brushes are definitely worth investing in, and should last you 10 years+ if you treat them well. MAC make amazing brushes but I don't love their eyeliner brush, it's a bit too small and kind of flakey so I just use a cheap eco tools one I bought and I love it so much.

Baphomette
11-05-2014, 07:45 PM
MAC make amazing brushes but I don't love their eyeliner brush, it's a bit too small and kind of flakey They have three or four different eye liner brushes. Which one did you try? This is my stand-by (http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/145/17327/Products/Brushes/Eye/211-Pointed-Liner-Brush/index.tmpl). Since my retinal surgery, I switched to powder liner instead of liquid and this brush is perfect for it.

ophelia_
11-05-2014, 08:00 PM
They have three or four different eye liner brushes. Which one did you try? This is my stand-by (http://www.maccosmetics.com/product/145/17327/Products/Brushes/Eye/211-Pointed-Liner-Brush/index.tmpl). Since my retinal surgery, I switched to powder liner instead of liquid and this brush is perfect for it.

That thicker one actually looks a lot better, I might buy it instead. I have this one and I don't really love it.

http://www.maccosmetics.com.au/product/145/360/Products/Brushes/Eye/210-Eye-Liner-Brush/index.tmpl

orestes
11-05-2014, 09:39 PM
Sigma makes good brushes as well.

Charmingly Miserable
11-07-2014, 09:15 PM
Fucking shit. I just blew up my credit card at Sephora. I need to hustle the corner to pay my damage off!!!

allegro
11-07-2014, 10:37 PM
I say that every time I'm at Aveda. I have nearly enough Pure Privilege points to go on the fucking spa trip.

Sarah K
11-24-2014, 10:47 AM
Oh, man. I got this stuff in my ipsy bag this month:

http://www.clarisea.com/prod-Instant_Glow_Powder_Exfoliant-114.aspx

http://www.clarisea.com/images/powderexfoliant-lg.jpg

I thought it sounded pretty weird, but I LOVE it. It works well on my stupid baby skin.

orestes
11-24-2014, 09:07 PM
Gah, why are French pharmaceuticals so bloody expensive in this country? Ordered this off amazon to combat winter dryness. We'll see.

http://mf.imdoc.fr/content/2/5/9/492596/BIOTHERM_resize_diapo_h.jpg

Charmingly Miserable
11-25-2014, 12:21 AM
Went to my first class at Sephora over the weekend. It was a contouring and highlighting class. I had so much fun and walked away nearly $100 more broke. I got that YSL Touche Éclat highlighting pen!!!!!

allegro
11-25-2014, 02:21 AM
Gah, why are French pharmaceuticals so bloody expensive in this country? Ordered this off amazon to combat winter dryness. We'll see.

http://mf.imdoc.fr/content/2/5/9/492596/BIOTHERM_resize_diapo_h.jpg

I loooooooooooooove this stuff omg (http://www.amazon.com/Unrefined-Revitalizes-Youthful-Cuticles-Application/dp/B00GJX58PE/ref=pd_bia_nav_t_1?ie=UTF8&refRID=1P3QDWT6NFZGVGB3VSAK). My face is like a baby's butt, now.

jessamineny
11-25-2014, 06:53 AM
I use that, too :) I buy it from Swanson Vitamins, especially when I have a big discount code.

orestes
01-04-2015, 10:33 PM
Has anyone tried Hourglass' ambient light blush or Urban Decay's Naked blush?

orestes
02-03-2015, 08:15 PM
If any of you are Sephora Beauty Insider members, this year's birthday sampler is a Nars set of Cruella and Rikugien lip pencils.

Charmingly Miserable
02-03-2015, 11:39 PM
Has anyone tried Hourglass' ambient light blush?
I don't have their ambient blush but I do have their ambient light powder (I think it's Dimmed Light). I like it for everyday wear. It's nice and subtle and give the right amount of glow.


If any of you are Sephora Beauty Insider members, this year's birthday sampler is a Nars set of Cruella and Rikugien lip pencils.
I saw that. I'm so stoked. July, hurry up.

orestes
02-04-2015, 12:15 AM
Ended up picking up the last box of Diffused Heat yesterday, along with samples of Hourglass' primer, Naked foundation and Benefit's Hello Flawless.

I'm so excited for Nyx's new collection! (http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2015/01/swatches-new-nyx-spring-2015-prismatic.html#more)

Charmingly Miserable
02-04-2015, 11:32 PM
orestes You are gonna LOVE the Hourglass primer. It is my holy grail of primers.

Charmingly Miserable
03-02-2015, 12:58 AM
I just made a spreadsheet of my makeup inventory: $4538. That's not including the orders I just placed at Makeup Geek and Ulta. I know I don't have everything, but damn. That's a lot of money.

ophelia_
08-03-2017, 11:51 PM
Gah, I keep buying Kat Von D products and I want to hate them because I'm not the biggest fan of her, but holy cum, they are so good.