Glamour Puss 4: Y'all are green with envy!

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Veronika, Sep 22, 2011.

  1. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    :lynch: that sales lady!

    I had my makeup done at my cousin's wedding. The makeup artist commented on how long my lashes were. I'm Asian. I have no lashes. :rofl: She was an incredibly nice lady, though.

    I might try putting on false lashes for my wedding. I'm not sure when would be a good time to start practicing, but at least I have plenty of time. I work in a lab, I have tremendously good hand-eye coordination. Hopefully this won't be as difficult as it seems. :lol:
     
  2. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i dont even want to look at myself w/o mascara, no one else should have to either
     
  3. PRlady

    PRlady aspiring tri-national

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    :rofl: I never thought of that as being great preparation for makeup application but maybe it is. The one time in my life I ever tried false lashes I almost blinded myself trying to get them on.

    And, myhoney, don't feel badly. I was home sick the last two days, Saturday I didn't even shower until evening, and I had mascara on, because I can't stand seeing myself without it. I have decent eyelashes but they're pretty pale for a brunette.
     
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  4. Anita18

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    I was able to do surgery on a chick embryo (to insert a tiny bead next to the wing bud) and not impale the heart, I'm pretty sure I can put on false lashes without poking myself in the eye. :lol:

    However, I have to take my glasses off for the latter so the logistics might be more difficult. :p
     
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  5. PDilemma

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    I have long thick lashes and only use mascara for special occasions. (Don't come after me...I'm likely going to lose the vision under those lashes eventually, so I think I deserve them).

    On a different note...

    Clearance sale time of year. I got half price nail polish!

    OPI "Melon of Troy":

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-RGy7FiAt2tI/Tgy_HRGQFGI/AAAAAAAAADM/xOQXOaOzqxk/s1600/IMG_2459.jpg

    And "Panda-monium Pink":

    http://deathbypolish.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/panda-monium-pink.jpg

    The melon is on my toes and looks very summery. Haven't tried the pink yet.

    I'm proud of myself for only buying two! A lot of the others were close to other colors I have, but that hasn't always stopped me in the past. :lol:
     
  6. KCC

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    When I had my chemo treatments, I handled the hair loss just fine until I lost my lashes and brows. That was devastating to me. I looked like ET and had to draw in some brows (but I never did fake lashes). Too afraid fake lash adhesive would hurt the regrowth of the new lashes.
     
  7. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    That was one of the only things appearance wise that bothered me during chemo too, KCC. It's amazing how much eyebrows and eyelashes affect how a person looks.
     
  8. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    milani has a limited edition felt tip liquid eyeliner, color play, that holds as well as any eyeliner i have used and it is super muggy here this weekend. it has a very fine tip. i think it was about $7.
     
  9. barbk

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    Suggestions for summer light coverage concealer and skin product for 20-something with oily skin? She starts the day looking great, but her face gets visibly shiny by mid-day when she's at work. (Or, some other solution?)
     
  10. barbk

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    I went with a friend with very, very sparse lashes to the department store cosmetics counter where she bought a packet of fake lashes and then the makeup person there (who was very good, it seemed) spent 20 minutes giving her a lesson in how to do it. They looked great, and not fakey. (This was a Monday first thing after opening; probably not the thing to do on a weekend.)
     
  11. barbk

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    Just noticed that ebates is offering an 8% cashback on Sephora purchases when you set up a free account and click through their site to Sephora. (Or a huge list of other on-line retailers.) They've reliably sent me cashback bonuses for other online purchases; if you haven't used them and want to try, you can get a free $10 gift card to Target or Barnes & Noble if you click through this link:
    http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=Ucjaz1lfbkAuhcfwr/HSvQ==

    Disclosure: I get a $5 bonus if you do buy something someday after signing up with this referral. But, I send my local food bank my total rebates each year as an additional contribution. Given my Amazon and other on-line purchases, it adds up nicely. They say that for every dollar they can get 4 person-meals worth of food.
     
  12. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    does she want concealer for blemishes or for under the eye?

    today i used tarte clean slate eye primer for the first time. $15. i put it on at 7 am. took a nap after dinner. then washed my face. eye shadow still hadnt creased and it didnt even come off, just faded a little after i washed my face. best eye primer i have ever used.
     
  13. vesperholly

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    Maybelline Mineral Power concealer is great, light but has decent coverage. If she wants something for blemishes, go with a more yellow tint to counteract redness. If it's undereye area, try a pinker hue to brighten it up.

    The shininess is difficult to correct with makeup — I've never found a product that controls oiliness all day without either drying out my skin or caking it on. I carry a little packet of blotter papers from Sephora for when I start to look extremely ... reflective.

    I've also found that my skin is less likely to become oily when I use pure aloe vera gel instead of moisturizer. I've been doing this for months now and I really like it. It's also cheap as hell: a big bottle of the clear aloe vera gel (don't get the green ones) is $3.50 at Walmart.
     
  14. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    See, that's how I know I can't. I was just in a few basic biology labs and cannot tell you how many wells I'd ripped with a pipette trying to do DNA gel electrophoresis. And the amount of glassware I broke in organic chem lab.

    PRLady, have you ever been in a lab, just wondering...:shuffle:
     
  15. fan

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    i believe you're speaking a foregin language. i don't understand a word of what you just said.
     
  16. Ozzisk8tr

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    :lol:
     
  17. Andora

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    False eyelashes are the same as applying liquid eyeiner: It just takes practice. I did, however, have someone help me with them for my own wedding. I wish I wore falsies more often. I have yet to conquer individual ones.

    Has anyone tried one of the many BB creams out there? According to http://www.musingsofamuse.com/ most North American releases are just tinted moisturizer. I'm glad, though, because suddenly the market is flooded with affordable, decent TMs! I like Maybelline's so far.
     
  18. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    I can barely understand it myself. :lol:
     
  19. PrincessLeppard

    PrincessLeppard Pink Bitch

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    So does anyone know if there is a decent BB Cream in the US? I have an excellent tinted moisturizer; I'd like to try an actual BB cream.

    Speaking of shiny faces: I have been told over and over again that I am shiny because I don't moisturize enough. I, after a month of moisturizing with an oil-free moisturizer, am still shiny.

    Meh.
     
  20. Scintillation

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    I have the Origins BB cream. I just think of it as a tinted moisturizer, and the best one I've tried so far. It doesn't cause me to break out, and I don't need to wear foundation over it. Apparently it also has anti-aging benefits, so that's cool.
     
  21. made_in_canada

    made_in_canada INTJ

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    What exactly is bb cream?
     
  22. Scintillation

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    BB stands for beauty balm. Ok according to wikipedia is stands for blemish balm. I guess the idea is to have a cream that is a moisturizer, primer, foundation, and SPF protectant in one.
    I have oily skin and mine isn't oil free, but it still keeps oil under control without causing breakouts. And I don't have to wear foundation since it gives my skin a really nice smooth look.
     
  23. myhoneyhoney

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    Ok, hubby has consented: I can get a Clarisonic! So, which one to get: Mia or Mia 2? Do I really need the timer & extra speed? I like to think my skin is ok, not too dry (at least for now, winter's a whole other bear), not too oily (only mildly in t-zone), with minimal hormonal acne, and minimal wrinkles. I do have some acne scars and sun spots :(. I'm 36 now so wrinkles are bound to happen/deepen! I don't know which one to get.
     
  24. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i got the travel one, i didnt think i needed the extras. i like it fine.
     
  25. beepbeep

    beepbeep Resident Rude Brazilian

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    My friend tried it and she got terrible breakouts and rashes from using it.
    It's just not for everyone.

    In other news: Génifique is da bomb! :respec:
    You got yourselves a convert :)
     
  26. myhoneyhoney

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    I'm going to have to try and get a sample of this so I can try it out.
     
  27. Norlite

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    Try the Marcelle one. I'm loving it.
     
  28. myhoneyhoney

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    Went to Sephora and purchased Dior's DiorShow. I can't wait to use it!
     
  29. Anita18

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    Washing off my Catwoman makeup for the second time after going to a Batman-themed dance club. I wear glasses so I elected to use black stage makeup instead of wearing a domino mask. And GODDAMN black stage makeup will show you exactly where all your pores are when you try to take it off. :rofl: This is downright frightening! :yikes:

    For those interested, a picture of myself from the midnight showing :) : https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-prn1/524098_10151129443760407_1260782222_n.jpg
     
  30. kimkom

    kimkom Two Pot Screamer

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