I'm looking for a hypoallergenic (or at least non-irritating) eye cream that will reduce the appearance of fine lines, puffiness and dark circles. I'm in my late 20s, and I usually wake up in the morning looking like someone has punched me in both eyes. The skin under my eyes is very thin and very sensitive, and many of the eye creams I've tried have only made the puffiness and dark circles worse. Any suggestions?
[SeattleFilter] Please recommend the best place in Seattle to have my eyebrows groomed! [more inside]
According to my waist-hip ratio, I am unattractive and will die of heart disease. How much will weight loss help? [more inside]
Please tell me everything I need to do/buy to give myself a pedicure. [more inside]
Seeking beautiful indoor reading spaces in NYC and Brooklyn. [more inside]
Help me find books about the ecstasies of death, and body snatching. [more inside]
Longtime eczema sufferer looking for bath and body product recommendations, especially shampoos and facial moisturizers. [more inside]
Does anybody know what happened to the Rachel Perry lip balm line? [more inside]
In what popular magazine did I first read about the 1990 study "Attractive faces are only average" (I think that was it)? [more inside]
Is Moroccan Hair Oil safe to use? Is pure Argan oil better, or will it make my hair smell like goat droppings? [more inside]
Other cultural concepts of beauty, like preparing brides in Fattening Rooms, that are the opposite of Western tastes? [more inside]
Wait, grownups aren't supposed to wear torn jeans and ironic t-shirts to work?? Why can't I wear uggs/chucks with my "smart pant suit"? How do adults dress?? (long) [more inside]
How long will a homemade sugar and olive or grapeseed oil scrub last in a sealed container? [more inside]
Can you provide examples of adult women who are extremely short yet also beautiful at the same time? [more inside]
I have long, fine, mostly straight (female) hair that becomes dry, limp and majorly staticky during East Coast winters. My normal hair routine involves moisturizing shampoo, conditioner at the tips, volumizing mousse when my hair is wet, and blow drying upside down with a bristly brush. Sometimes I use some light hairspray to keep it in place. Initially it looks and feels great. But by the end of the day, it is totally dead and full of static. I keep a dryer sheet in my bag to smooth out the static throughout the day but this isn't much of a long-term solution and it doesn't fix the limpness. Advise me please? Any product suggestions? Thanks in advance!
I love cosmetics, and I'm in Rome. What should I buy here that I can't get in the United States? [more inside]
If it works, Tria Beauty would change my hairy life. Anybody have any experience with a home laser hair removal gadget?
Yikes! Nearly every 'healthy' cosmetic brand has toxic waste in it! Here I thought using Burt's Bees was good for unicorns and everything, apparently they have issues too! So does the Body Shop - badly. Search the database... Anyone have a good, healthy brand line? Please no "Stop Using." Try telling that to a 13 year old who just got permission.
Providence, RI: Best place for a facial treatment?
What kind of liquid facial soap do you recommend? [more inside]
Cosmetic manufacturing in China. I've noted that certain regions of China specialize in different types of consumer goods manufacturing. Which city or region is ground zero for cosmetics manufacturing in China? [more inside]
Why is it that I seem to instinctively prefer houses from the late-19th or early 20th century to post-war architecture? [more inside]
How can I tap into that sweet, sweet argan oil goodness without breaking the bank? [more inside]
Aural Joy Filter: which songs, performed live and on YouTube, combine simplicity, beauty and quietness into a haunting, moving whole that will make you cry when the mood is right? There are such lists on Ask MeFi, but often without links.I'm thinking of things like this by Kate Rusby, which is just the most gorgeously sad thing.
I’m considering getting my ears pierced. Just regular old lobe piercings. Help me decide if I should, then help answer all the probably simple questions about the process, because I seriously know nothing. Before you bring it up – I’m planning on going to a real piercing place, not Claire’s. [more inside]
BeautyNerdFilter: Luck with homemade Vitamin C facial serums? (Chemists welcome!) [more inside]
Plastic-free beauty filter: I'm researching how to diminish the amount of plastic I am using from day to day, and I'm about to attack my personal-care items. Does anyone have suggestions for shampoos, deodorants, face washes, lotions, toothpastes, etc., that don't come packed in plastic containers? I'm interested in commercially available stuff and also recipes I can make at home if the components aren't too plastic-y.
What is your favorite professional skin care line? [more inside]
Help me calibrate my sense of female beauty. [more inside]
I wear my hair close-cropped, sort of like Erykah's in the picture on the right (I don't actually like to cut close enough to see skin but I like it low.) [more inside]
Help me identify/find this mysterious liquid eyeshadow! [more inside]
My thigh is covered with inflamed hair follicles. It's basically little red dots that look like razor burn. It doesn't hurt, itch, or anything, it just looks bad. Is there any way to reduce them?
How to self-market with Diversity (not necessarily ethnocentric) as my key point-of-difference, twisting a liability into an asset, within an industry that almost exclusively values Specialization? [more inside]
Help me find websites that trade or sell gently used cosmetics. [more inside]
Please recommend some sites to me that are focused on art and design and are technology-friendly to boot. [more inside]
Normally healthy and strong, my fingernails are now peeling, flaking, and crumbling a bit near the tips. Is this a sign I'm missing something in my diet? [more inside]
How do I keep my make-up and hair looking fresh all day long? [more inside]
Recommendations for not-too-expensive foundation that won't turn orange on my very pale ivory skin? [more inside]
[WhatISThatFilter] What is the make and model of the eyeglasses Danny Gokey wore on the March 17th episode of American Idol? [more inside]
Totally girly but unique bath and body products. Who makes 'em? I mean besides Bath & Body Works, Sephora, The Body Shop, and Lush. [more inside]
Seeking info on the effectiveness of Cupron textiles, which are supposed to have wrinkle- and microbe- fighting properties due to being plated or impregnated with copper. Anybody have personal experiences with the pillowcases, bed sheets, towels, socks, etc, or can offer informed critiques of the company's studies? [more inside]
How can I look 32 when I am actually 37? I am MALE and about to go on a bunch of interviews for a job where the ideal entry age is 32 in an industry that is *very* age conscious and age discriminatory (it's TV staff writing, fyi). I am 37 and want to register more like 32/33 when I walk into the room... can anyone suggest a comprehensive "look 5 years younger" makeover? [more inside]
Large pores on my face are getting me down. [more inside]
(shallow-question-filter) French manicures - yea or nay? [more inside]
People who are rich (or comfortable) usually have nice skin texture, look polished and generally look smooth. People who live poor tend to have rougher skin, and look a bit less smooth. What are the richer people doing to their skin/face to get this look? What high end brands are they buying? [more inside]
What is the actual quote and who said it? Practicality is its own beauty. [more inside]
Where can I find free photos online that I can use to practice my Photoshop retouching? [more inside]
How can I learn to love my looks? [more inside]
Where might I commission a reasonably priced vector illustration? [more inside]
I'm sick of having horrible skin. I'm plagued with everything: acne, oil, dryness, blotchy redness, lines, large pores. Please help me improve my skin. [more inside]