Glamour Puss 5: 'Tis the Season to be (a) Hottie......

Discussion in 'Off The Beaten Track' started by Cyn, Dec 1, 2012.

  1. skatemommy

    skatemommy Well-Known Member

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    Honey, how can you be afraid of color with that gorgeous hair? I love the look and can't imagine you with a lesser lip color!
     
  2. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    Honey I agree the color brightens your face. You should try coral and orange colored lipsticks too. A pink/coral would look great with your skin tone.
     
  3. Scintillation

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    *Shakes fist at everyone* Thanks to this damn thread I went and tried Clinique's Almost lipstick in Black honey. And then I bought it. Oh and I bought Laura Mercier's tinted moisturizer. Do I need either one? No. But they're both so good...

    And yes I agree that you shouldn't be freaked out about adding color--it really pops with that hair.
     
  4. myhoneyhoney

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    Thanks, ladies!!! ♥ I'm pretty fearless with hair (I can always color it black again) but for some reason I'm really wimpy with makeup colors. It never registered in my mind until recently that I can just remove the make up if I don't like it. Pink/coral lipstick? :yikes: :slinkaway: I'll try to work up the nerve for it, lol. I really owe it to you ladies with all of your tips and product links.
     
  5. topaz

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    With your skin tone a coral or pink/coral would be so pretty. Try Wet N’ Wild Megalast Lip Color in Coral-ine or MAC crosswires is a good safe option. However, if you want to be adventurous, try MAC's Impassioned. It looks scary but on the lips it's gorgeous on so many skin tones. I'll recommend some others if you'd like. The singer Leona Lewis' signature lipstick look is coral and it looks fantastic with her coloring.

    Leona Lewis coral lipstick 1 Leona Lewis in pink/coral lipstick

    One of favorite celebrity makeup artist is Francois Nars(created of Nars cosmetics) has some many tips and quotes about beauty that are really positive.

    Another Nars tip: Apply lipstick over gloss; it sofens and changes the look of the lipstick.
    Soften the look of a dark or red lip by apply a light color gloss over it, in the center of the lip.
     
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  6. topaz

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    I posted this in the oscar thread but I wanted to repost it here.

    Michael Ashton talks about developing Adele's look

    Retro Glam look

    Piwiwoo's Nick Adele Tutorial - The winged liner is freaking AMAZING.

    Elizabeth Taylor Putting on Eye Makeup - This look so fierce and wonderful. It's a bold look and I love it.

    I've been obsessed with the classic late 50s, 60s looks of late. I love winged liner and I've found that it looks fantastic on different eye shapes, especially those of us with hooded lids.

    My favorite winged liner celebrity looks are Sophia Loren - Her brows, liner, everything is just perfect. She's wearing a double winged liner.

    Lena Horne circa 1963 or 64 - Great brows, graphic winged liner and a coral lip.

    Both of these ladies have "hooded eyelids".
     
  7. Andora

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    :shuffle: I wear winged liner almost every day. Mostly due to days I wind up with thicker liner-- the wing helps even it out.
     
  8. myhoneyhoney

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    That coral lipstick is so pretty, perfect for spring and summer. Ooooh, need to work up more courage for sure. hehehe I love winged eye liner! It takes a lot of practice though. I also agree, love, love, love, the glam retro look!
     
  9. leesaleesa

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    Finally, eyeshadow success! I kicked around youtube, and it dawned on me to search for how to create an Asian eye with makeup, instead of all these videos that try to create a deep lid on Asian eyes. Very easy, since all I had to do was follow the shape of my eye instead of trying to create a different one. Now I can wear that $35.00 shadow combo, and it turns out the colors are very flattering.

    Also got a lot of good tips from watching Michelle Phan who is an amazing artist, and it's such fun to watch her transform herself into various celebrities, though I think she's prettier just as herself.

    Thanks for the tips and suggestions. Now, if anyone knows what to do with long, straight spider leg eyelashes. I tend to cut them, but it's hard to get it right.
     
  10. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    Please tell me you are not cutting your own eyelashes?
     
  11. leesaleesa

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    Oh, but I did, and it turned out well. Used one of those little Wahl trimmers, and they are perfect and short. It was all very safely done-A finger over the closed eye area, and the tips cut off.
     
  12. Veronika

    Veronika gold dust woman

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    Why would you want short lashes??? :eek:
     
  13. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    ive devoted a small fortune to correcting my naturally short lashes
     
  14. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    Leesa, do you not like your long lashes because they are straight? If so, you can curl your lashes with a lash curler if you don't like that they are straight.

    MLP ... lol I'm with you.

    People spend lots of money on last extensions. I have short, thick lashes that require lash primer. I never try on mascara without lash primer. NEVER. I've tried at least 10 lash primers and lash serums.

    I swear my lashes are high maintenance. Drugstore mascaras, I have not had good luck with. My lashes seem to love high end mascaras like YSL Volume Faux Cils and Diorshow. I'm gonna take some before and after pictures of my lashes so you all can see how my lashes react to drug store vs high end mascara.
     
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  15. my little pony

    my little pony snarking for AZE

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    i use lilash now and i love it.
     
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  16. IceAlisa

    IceAlisa Épaulement!!!

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    People trim their lashes? Why? :confused: Allergan is making a killing selling Latisse.
     
  17. Anita18

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    You always want what you don't have. :p My hair grows like woh but I would be perfectly happy lopping off 3 inches, no problem. I haven't had my hair cut in almost 3 years. Part of it is that it takes so long, and part of it is that my hair is so long and thick, it would be expensive to do so every time, if I didn't want to go to SuperCuts. I actually cut it myself using the bathroom mirror a few months ago, because that last 1.5 inches was driving me insane! And now it's all grown back. :shuffle:

    Seeing that the wedding is a little over a month away, I finally got a Groupon to have my hair actually cut at a nice salon. With layers, probably. With hair my thickness and length, not having layers makes it look downright ridiculous. It's a huge hair cape on my head, is what it is!
     
  18. topaz

    topaz Well-Known Member

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    Anita my hair care budget is around $60 to $120 a month. I get my hair a wash, set and shape every 3 weeks and a relaxer every 7 weeks. I buy hair products every few weeks. My hair care maintenance is built into my monthly budget.
     
  19. Anita18

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    I've gone no poo so my hair budget is like, $0. :eek:

    My hair grows so fast, it seems like a waste to drop $70+ on a cut if it's going to change so quickly. Well, sure I could go to SuperCuts, but then I'd feel guilty for coming in with my hair cape and expecting the same $15 cut as someone who barely has hair. :lol: Man I'm so lazy. :eek:
     
  20. leesaleesa

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    They are so long and staight that they leave mascara smutz under my eyes. They would not curl before cutting, and now they curled up a little on their own, and curl even better with a lash curler. I think short, curly lashes (they're not really that short) look better than long, spiky ones.

    I guess it's the same as curly haired people straightening. Could never understand that. I suppose I'm not much influenced by standards of beauty, any more than I care about fashion. Very laissez faire. I swear I was doing Grunge before it was Grunge, and continue to mix it up with a little Kinderwhore and Steampunk.

    Baking soda? BTW, Supercuts has a surcharge for long hair. I know, I go there. Actually, the person I see is very thorough and does a good job, though I am surely no hair farmer and am not concerned much about my hair style. Grunge again.
     
  21. skatemommy

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    Wow, this needs it's own thread! I color my hair with my salon every 6 weeks. Tried the box stuff and no no no. My now 14 year old daughter gets highlights and I can't deny she looks cute with them. I would never try to do her hair. When she was 3 and in dance recitals we both ending up crying with me doing her hair and makeup. I ended up taking her to the salon because I didn't want the drama. And I consider myself pretty good at both. Her best friend came over for her first high school dance and did the hair and makeup. The funny thing is she only wears mascara at school. When I was her age I was in full war paint! (and I was in a professional ice show where we HAD to wear false eyelashes, I swear that glue was on my eyes for forever!)
     
  22. Anita18

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    Curly hair is awesome! Even frizzy fros are awesome - if you got it, you should flaunt it! Trying to change what you have can get very expensive....

    Yeah, it's baking soda. I also put in a few drops of tea tree oil for my dandruff, which helps a lot and is probably the one ingredient that isn't dirt cheap. But a few drops goes a long way!

    The apple cider vinegar rinse is also super-important for me because I have hard water. I realized that when I didn't do the vinegar rinse for a couple weeks and had the grossest residue on my hair. Turns out the minerals in the water react with the baking soda to make soap scum. :p Oops. The vinegar helps a lot!

    I still don't know what kind of hairstyle looks best on me. All I know is that short hair makes me look like a lollipop (big head, small body), but other than that, I got nothing! :lol: The next time I go to a salon, I'll probably have the stylist do whatever as long as it's past my shoulders and doesn't involve bangs.
     
  23. Evilynn

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    A little late, but that looks great with your hair! :)
     
  24. snoopy

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    I almost started a new thread but decided to pull this one up instead. Question:

    How tight should your Spanx be?

    I have been lax on the workouts and have some flab I need to hide for an event. If I go by dress size, the shape wear doen't seem to be tight enough. I guess it hides okay but I would think if I have to wear a girdle, it should feel uncomfortable.
     
  25. Anita18

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    Someone on Offbeat Bride was reporting how it took her half an hour to put Spanx on for a test run. I think if it takes you that long, it's too tight. :eek:

    Are you going to eat at the event? I would feel horrible if I was hungry but couldn't eat because of uncomfortable undergarments! It's actually something I'm a little concerned about for the wedding, because my undergarment has boning and it is TIGHT. Not painfully so, but I'm pretty sensitive around the stomach area when I have to eat.
     
  26. IceAlisa

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    Man up, Anita18. Women used to spend their entire adult lives in a corset.
     
  27. Anita18

    Anita18 Well-Known Member

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    I'm spoiled! :drama: Just like I complain it's cold when it's 50F - I used to live on the east coast and I KNOW I've survived in much colder climes, but...I'm still cold! :p
     
  28. IceAlisa

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    Hey, Glamour Pusses, check out this video on make-up and skin care :bribe: wasters.
     
  29. Anita18

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    Hokay...need hair tips. How the eff do I get to my hair to curl nicely? I have the kind of Asian hair that absolutely refuses to hold a curl. The last time it did was after it was updo'd for a friend's wedding, thanks to a billion bobby pins and tons of hairspray, and about 10 hours of being shellacked like that. I dislike updos, and I figure it might be good to learn how to do it anyway.

    My coworker said I need to spray each section with hairspray and spread it with my fingers all along the shaft right before I use the iron. Curl, let set, spray and smooth another section. It sounds pretty intensive and I have a lot of hair so it'll take a LONG time, but I won't be surprised if that's what it'll take. Any other tips?

    I did try using hairspray before, but I bet it wasn't enough product because it barely curled even on my flat iron's highest heat setting. This is going to be fun. :lol:
     
  30. Veronika

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