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Help me wear red lipstick like a screen siren

I've always wanted to wear red lipstick. However, as a redhead with very pale, golden tone skin (see profile pic), I have yet to find one that doesn't make me look like a corpse made up by a third-rate mortician. Redheads of MeFi, have you managed to rock a particular shade of red lipstick, and if so, what is it? Someone told me to try Max Factor's Ruby Woo because it's supposed to be universally flattering... does anyone have any other suggestions?
posted by orange swan on Aug 30, 2016 - 33 answers

Name That Book Series

Long forgotten series that I read in the 1980's. A maid at a Scottish or English manor ends up starting a perfume or cosmetics empire. The books cover decades of the women's lives. At one point one of the characters meets Picasso in south France. [more inside]
posted by futz on Aug 7, 2016 - 9 answers

How do I fake tan?

I never fake tan because I am lazy and I never do it right and I hate the smell. But I'm going out on Friday and wearing a short skirt for the first time in literally years and my legs are blindingly white. Tips on not looking like I'm entering a Trump/Oompa Loompa fancy dress contest please? [more inside]
posted by billiebee on Jul 27, 2016 - 15 answers

What do you think every new makeup artist should know?

I am starting to learn how to put on makeup as part of my retail career now. What would you like every newbie makeup counter person to know from both sides of the counter, as a client and as a professional? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Jun 28, 2016 - 26 answers

But what happens AFTER the 5-10 minutes it takes you to put it on?

I have a sense of what I need to do to initially get makeup on my face in the morning. But I want to know what people do to keep it looking good all day. [more inside]
posted by town of cats on Mar 6, 2016 - 29 answers

Destroying cosmetics in an artistic kind of way

How do still life photographers get the kind of cosmetic images you sometimes see in magazines? Some Examples here. [more inside]
posted by mippy on Feb 19, 2016 - 16 answers

What is the best way to source beauty and fragrance products for retail?

I'm new to beauty/fragrance buying - lend me your expertise! [more inside]
posted by moxie_milquetoast on Feb 18, 2016 - 2 answers

Concealer recommendations for skin with pink/cool undertones?

I can’t find a concealer that matches my skin. I’ve tried multiple brands/products and they all seem too yellow/warm-toned. [more inside]
posted by car s on Nov 20, 2015 - 31 answers

In Search of Cruelty Free Alternatives to Specific Beauty Items

A few of the mainstay items in my beauty regimen aren't cruelty free and I'm having a hard time finding replacements that don't give me acne or allergies. Can you recommend alternatives to these products/brands so I can stay true to my desire to be a cruelty free consumer? [more inside]
posted by Hermione Granger on May 2, 2015 - 16 answers

What is the name of the drugstore fragrance in this ad?

In the early 90s, Bonne Bell had a line of fragrances aimed at teenagers that you could find at drugstores. The line was called Bottle Emotion and I remember a lot of ads for it in Teen and YM magazines. Here's an example. What was the name of the yellow fragrance pictured in the ad? They all had names like daring, sassy, crazy, shy, etc. I could find all of those easily (mostly through eBay and Makeupalley reviews), but the yellow one (with what I think is a couch on it?) is impossible to find. Does anyone remember the name of it, or have any other information about it?
posted by almostmanda on Apr 22, 2015 - 2 answers

Who can I pay to give me male grooming advice?

I've seen lots of TV shows where someone will get a guy up to speed with grooming, help him come up with a "style", take him to the right cosmetics people, hair stylist, etc. I want this overall service too. Do these sorts of people exist in real life, what are they called, and can I find one here in the UK? [more inside]
posted by wackybrit on Mar 1, 2015 - 4 answers

Great resources on make-up & feminism

I want to read/learn/discover more about make-up as part of the fashion industry, as a feminist act, as a weapon of patriarchy, personal stories of make-up - not the how to do it or what to buy, but the whys of make-up. Tumblrs, videos, articles, books - where are people interrogating and discussing and celebrating make-up? I'm mostly interested in the feminist take, but I'm also interested in other aspects, and from commercial make-up to theatrical fantasy stuff.
posted by viggorlijah on Feb 25, 2015 - 10 answers

Looking for a cooling replacement for Urban Decay's Lube lipgloss

The best lip product I've ever had was Urban Decay's Lube in a Tube. It was a tinted lipgloss that was extremely cooling (minty? mentholated?) and had a bit of exfoliating grit in it. Putting it on chapped lips was like sweet relief. But, now that I'm finally using up my last tube, I'm discovering that this product was discontinued years ago. [more inside]
posted by Mael Oui on Feb 13, 2015 - 9 answers

Is there a UK equivalent to factual.com?

Factual.com has data about cosmetic products and their ingredients, and it would be just what I need, except that the vast majority of the products listed are North American. I'm in the UK, and have tried searching for 65 products by UPC code; I found only 6 of them. Does anybody know of an equivalent site with data for UK products, that has an API for automated queries? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Jan 27, 2015 - 1 answer

Face spackle

Middle-aged and older women of Metafilter, what foundation do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Jan 8, 2015 - 42 answers

How do I shop for makeup?

For my birthday (many moons ago) I said I wanted to go buy some makeup as everything I have is ancient and from the drugstore. Now my husband wants to take me makeup shopping tomorrow and I don't know how or where. I think some professional advice is in order, but I'm also a bit leary of the hard sell. Do I go to, like, a counter at Macy's? Which one? A different department store? A makeup store? Which store? I am in the Chicago northwest suburbs and looking for someplace between roughly Evanston and Woodfield Mall. [more inside]
posted by telepanda on Dec 29, 2014 - 44 answers

Open database of cosmetic ingredients?

Is anyone aware of a searchable open database of cosmetic products and their ingredients? Ideally with API, though I'll accept anything at this point. For example: say I searched on exact product name "Dr Snakeoil's Amazing Anti-Ageing Potion" to get back a list "aqua, ceateryl alcohol, unobtainium, radium, phlebotinum". Anyone found anything like this yet?
posted by tel3path on Nov 12, 2014 - 5 answers

Where and how do you store and organize cosmetics?

I have, at conservative estimate, a TON of makeup. Not a lot of big, oversized palettes (2? maybe?), mostly individual eyeshadows, lipsticks, blushes, pencils, mascaras, glosses. I cull through often for expired stuff, old stuff, stuff I don't use, but it still kind of takes over bathroom counter space. I have a couple sets of plastic drawers on the bathroom counter, and a segmented acrylic cup thing (for pencils and brushes), but it's still just a hot mess and I can't find things. I need advice and inspiration - how do *you* do it?
posted by ersatzkat on Jun 6, 2014 - 28 answers

How do I eyeliner?

I'm late to the makeup game and would like to get better at applying eyeliner. I am especially interested in doing the cat-eye look that's become so popular recently. Unfortunately, I have had some problems. [more inside]
posted by pxe2000 on Nov 30, 2013 - 33 answers

Old wisdom about beauty

I'm looking for books featuring old wisdom about skincare and haircare. Recipes and advice. I'm thinking orris root powder, muslin cloths and buttermilk, brush your hair 100 times before bed. From the English-speaking world or otherwise. Either written in previous centuries, 20th century, or recently. Even 1950s-60s if they don't rely too much on commercial products. There were a lot of books about grandma's beauty routine printed in the 1970s. Can anyone suggest some classics or particularly good ones? Similar to this. Note: there should be absolutely no mention of Dr Bronner's or the oil cleansing method.
posted by inkypinky on Oct 9, 2013 - 4 answers

I'm Held Captive by Dior's Eau Sauvage Parfum! What Else Is Similar?

I'm a huge fan of Dior's perfumes, but I picked up a sample of their Eau Sauvage Parfum and I'm destroyed by it. What else am I missing out on in the Fumiverse that is reminiscent of this group? [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Jun 22, 2013 - 8 answers

My eyes are up HERE

Help me cover up this big dark bump on my shoulder with makeup or other tricks! [more inside]
posted by Ms. Toad on May 16, 2013 - 13 answers

My paws are a disgrace. How to get lady hands?

My hands are a mess due to neglect. Dry, flaky and raggedy cuticles. I don't have spare cash or time for regular manicures - think my last one was 2 years ago. Can you recommend a good hand cream or oil that will get rid of my scales, soothe my cuticles and maybe even strengthen my peeling nails? My skin can be sensitive so nothing too perfumed but I like fancy toiletries so nothing too basic either, and I don't have time to make my own. Sunscreen would be a bonus. I'm in the UK so something available here or that ships to here. And preferably something that will fit in my handbag, or comes in full size and travel sized versions. I thank you.
posted by billiebee on Apr 10, 2013 - 29 answers

Does moisturizer even work?

I was wondering if there is any scientific basis to the idea that using moisturizer improves the texture of skin to the point that it prevents aging. My thoughts are that if moisturizer did what it claimed to do, no one would ever need an acid peel or botox. Does spreading emollient on your face actually really do anything apart from line the pockets of cosmetics companies?
posted by abbagoochie on Feb 25, 2013 - 23 answers

How do I find a discontinued Burt's Bees item?

The product was called Burt's Bees Carrot Seed Oil Complexion Mist. I was in love with how it felt on my skin and especially its (slight) hippie smell: subtle enough not to offend people, but hippie enough that my winter hat still wafts patchouli when I put it on. [more inside]
posted by blueberry sushi on Jan 19, 2013 - 4 answers

I don't want Cruella De Ville's dressing table

Is it still moral/ethical to buy cosmetics from companies who have decided to enter the Chinese market? If not, are there any mainstream/high-street options left? [more inside]
posted by mippy on Dec 12, 2012 - 16 answers

ELF on the Shelf!

What are the best deals and favorite finds at the makeup site e.l.f.? [more inside]
posted by amicamentis on Nov 27, 2012 - 18 answers

Help Me Craft The Greatest Home-made Lotions Ever

Homebrew Cosmetics Crew - tell me about your lotion/perfume/body butter-building experiences! [more inside]
posted by Lipstick Thespian on Nov 14, 2012 - 6 answers

Need some carcinogen-free lipsticks.

Brands for carcinogen-free lipsticks? [more inside]
posted by xm on Nov 5, 2012 - 9 answers

Best practices for applying powder foundation from a compact?

Most efficient way to get makeup from the compact to my face? [more inside]
posted by Kitty Stardust on Oct 22, 2012 - 5 answers

Cosmetics 101 help needed - Australia

I need help working out what cosmetics to buy for a basic make over and how to learn to apply them. Also looking for explanations about what different products are 'for'. [more inside]
posted by JeanDupont on Sep 5, 2012 - 21 answers

Square, squat and framed

Help me hunt down more/larger rectangular frame cosmetic bags [more inside]
posted by atomicstone on Aug 21, 2012 - 7 answers

Help me help a friend find a "low profile forest green one ounce cosmetic jar".

Help me help a friend find a "low profile forest green one ounce cosmetic jar". [more inside]
posted by jengapiece on Jun 14, 2012 - 2 answers

Cue makeover montage

I am just terrible at being a lady. All the usual Beauty Stuff, stuff that it seems like everyone else was either born knowing or learned as teenagers, is a giant mystery to me. I need, like, a checklist or something for being a presentable-looking grownup. [more inside]
posted by peachfuzz on Jun 13, 2012 - 59 answers

Better way to buy beauty products online?

How/Why to buy beauty products online? [more inside]
posted by lapsang on May 30, 2012 - 11 answers

How do you refill empty squeeze tubes?

How do you refill empty squeeze tubes? [more inside]
posted by GlassHeart on Mar 12, 2012 - 9 answers

Help my stupid looking eyebrows

Where can I find or approximate auburn eyebrow cosmetics? [more inside]
posted by stormygrey on Jan 4, 2012 - 14 answers

Night cream recommendations for sensitive eyes?

Need recommendations for a night cream that won't make my eyes itch. [more inside]
posted by Jess the Mess on Nov 12, 2011 - 17 answers

Help me figure out this whole makeup thing.

I'm a 30 year old woman and I've never worn makeup before. I think I'd like to start, but it's all so overwhelming. [more inside]
posted by Kicky on Aug 20, 2011 - 56 answers

She wants "makeup" for her birthday. What should I buy her?

She wants "makeup" for her birthday. What should I buy her? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Aug 14, 2011 - 51 answers

Please help me make up my mind about a makeup bag

I need a new makeup bag that meets certain criteria: elegance, cleanliness, and durability. [more inside]
posted by orange swan on May 5, 2011 - 16 answers

Beauty without animal cruelty

What cosmetic brands would you recommend to someone who is trying to choose products developed without animal testing? I've methodically flipped over the back of packaging at major supermarket and pharmacy chains when hunting for mascara, for example, with no joy. Ordering products that need shipping would be problematic since it's already 90+ F (32+ C) where I live during the day. Suggestions much appreciated.
posted by woodway on Apr 9, 2011 - 17 answers

Given globalization, what are the very best souvenirs to bring back from abroad?

What are the very best things to bring back as souvenirs from outside the U.S.? It seems that the things I used to request from traveling friends (Petit Bateu shirts from Paris, weird candy from Japan, Elnett hairspray from Europe in general, etc.) are now just as easy to get in the U.S. as they are elsewhere, thanks to the internet/globalization/changing FDA regulations. But surely there must still be amazing things out there that are impossible to find stateside (or in the case of cosmetics, not FDA approved). What are they?
posted by hels on Mar 24, 2011 - 25 answers

Help me become a natural beauty

Help me become a natural beauty! [more inside]
posted by mrfuga0 on Mar 21, 2011 - 31 answers

Time to kick my foundation up a notch?

Seeking a makeup refresh and can't decide what to get with a budget of $100. [more inside]
posted by Mertonian on Feb 26, 2011 - 17 answers

Discount Perfume Online?

Are online discount perfume retailers legit? [more inside]
posted by hefeweizen on Jan 28, 2011 - 12 answers

No masks please--just a little makeup!

Please help a non-makeup-lady find some makeup! [more inside]
posted by bookmammal on Jan 16, 2011 - 32 answers

What makeup books are makeup artists reading?

Makeup Artists: I want your beauty school syllabi. What books did your teachers assign you?
posted by melancholyplay on Nov 17, 2010 - 3 answers

I need a new lipstick

What are some recommendations for matte, long-lasting lipstick? [more inside]
posted by A Terrible Llama on Oct 7, 2010 - 26 answers

Homemade skin-care for the itchy

What resources would you recommend for making lotions, cosmetics, etc., for super-sensitive skin? [more inside]
posted by WorkingMyWayHome on Aug 20, 2010 - 13 answers

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