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Mattifying & Sheer Foundation Suggestions

Makeup wearers of Metafilter- what can you recommend for a foundation that is both sheer AND mattifying for a person with naturally "dewy" skin? [more inside]
posted by KMoney on May 3, 2016 - 18 answers

Makeup maps for my giant eye orbs

I have large, round, protruding eyes. I love eye makeup! Can you point me to some eye makeup how-tos or styles that match the shape of my eyes? [more inside]
posted by Crystalinne on Apr 19, 2016 - 7 answers

Makeup with longest shelf life

My little bottle of foundation is four years old and barely used. I put on full makeup maybe five times a year. What specific type and brand of makeup will stay stable for multiple years, or barring that, is sold in tiny enough amounts that I will use it up and feel like the cost was justified? [more inside]
posted by Mizu on Apr 18, 2016 - 15 answers

Makeup challenges

In an attempt to use more of my makeup stash and get out of my rut, I have set up a list of quick "makeup challenges". I've put them in an randomiser app so the idea is that in the morning I will pick a challenge at random and try to take it on. I've already put in a few things around specific products I need to use more frequently, but I'd like suggestions on other things to add to my list. [more inside]
posted by like_neon on Apr 11, 2016 - 8 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

Splash-free face cleansing methods

Is there a product(s) I can use to cleanse my face at night WITHOUT needing to rinse my face at any point? [more inside]
posted by serelliya on Mar 6, 2016 - 29 answers

Good mascara for sensitive eyes?

I'm finding I can't wear most mascaras at all these days – my eyes start watering like crazy as soon as I put it on, and just keep doing that for hours, so I'm looking for recommendations from folks with similar problems, and perhaps comments about a couple of products in particular... [more inside]
posted by taz on Mar 5, 2016 - 29 answers

You say high maintenance like it's a bad thing.

I'd like to get better at this not-rolling-out-of-bed-and-grabbing-the-first-clean-outfit thing, especially when it comes to remembering to put on makeup and doing my hair. Snowflakes inside. [more inside]
posted by Tamanna on Mar 3, 2016 - 32 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

How to simplify makeup shopping?

I bleached and dyed my hair grey/silver from brown and now I look different. Not only do I not know what colors would look best with my new hair I would also like to branch out from "everyday" makeup. What makeup and colors should I wear now? [more inside]
posted by Marinara on Jan 20, 2016 - 13 answers

Looking for a substitute for this eye shadow

I have been using Femme Couture hazel eye shadow as a liner, and I am really happy with it. The problem is, I don't think they make it anymore, or it's just ridiculously hard to find if they do. I'd like to find another matte, "khaki" green shadow to replace this. [more inside]
posted by blurker on Jan 19, 2016 - 7 answers

Winter NYC vacation plans revolving around food, art, music, & history

I'll be in NYC from Jan 22 - Jan 24 and am overwhelmed with excitement and also panic about What To Do and What To Eat. Can you tell me what you love to do and eat given my wide range of interests? [more inside]
posted by tatiana wishbone on Jan 6, 2016 - 16 answers

Makeup forums/communities?

I already know of Makeup Alley and Temptalia, do you know of any others? I am looking for makeup/beauty focused community websites or apps. Not a blog with one person's view and people talk to each other in the comments, but communities where members have their own profiles and participate.
posted by like_neon on Dec 10, 2015 - 13 answers

Time to quick looking/sleeping like I'm seventeen.

I'm about to start a work-from-home lifestyle and I want to 1) be productive and 2) not feel like a slob. Help? [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Dec 4, 2015 - 16 answers

Help me not look like a garish bridal hobo clown!

Because of the nature of our wedding venue, I will be going solo on my wedding hair and makeup. Fortunately, I have loads of time to practice. Unfortunately, given my current skill and knowledge level, an eternity may not afford enough practice time to get me where I need to be. What are the best resources for the absolute beginner to learn techniques and how-tos for wedding hair and makeup? [more inside]
posted by Dorinda on Nov 28, 2015 - 33 answers

Too many makeup samples!

I have a subscription to a couple of monthly beauty sample boxes (Birchbox for example). Most of the stuff I use, but I am rapidly gaining a surplus of some things I'll never be able to use up. What can I do with this excess beauty supply inventory? [more inside]
posted by Fig on Nov 24, 2015 - 30 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

Eye makeup for this eye shape?

If one has a fair amount of lid space, and space between the crease and eyebrow, is there a way to balance out eye makeup so it doesn't look like all the makeup is on the lid (therefore making eyes appear almost proportionally smaller)? Further, is there a way to do this with a minimal amount of makeup? Thanks!
posted by Tess on Nov 18, 2015 - 5 answers

Drugstore Makeup Suggestions: Need Suggestions

Most of my makeup is old, and I really need to replace it. I've not done a lot with purchasing new makeup recently, so I feel a bit out of touch and overwhelmed with products that are out there. I have a bunch of points at Walgreens (hey, at least there is some benefit to having too many expensive prescriptions, right?) somewhere around $100 that I can use in $50 increments. Need some suggestions with special snowflake details inside. [more inside]
posted by [insert clever name here] on Nov 9, 2015 - 30 answers

My foundation always looks cakey. What am I doing wrong?

I'm not sure if I'm putting my foundation on incorrectly or maybe using the wrong products. But my foundation always looks cakey and I have no idea how to fix it. [more inside]
posted by Nicole21 on Nov 8, 2015 - 22 answers

Please help shine some light on the mysteries of make-up for me.

I can just about get a handle on special occasion make-up, but I have no idea what to do with my face on a regular workday basis that makes me look better than normal but also doesn't involve a dozen different steps and expensive products. I think the best way of doing this would be to tell me a little about your daily, workday make-up routines. [more inside]
posted by Ziggy500 on Nov 2, 2015 - 45 answers

Silver cream makeup-- how do you stay on?

I bought a tube of silver cream makeup for my halloween costume weeks ago! I thought I was so prepared, but now I'm realizing when I apply it to my face, it doesn't really seem to dry. I'm not close to any costume stores, unfortunately, but I do have a pretty well stocked drug store nearby, what should I be putting on on top of this to ensure that my face is not wet all night? Or alternatively, have I just not been waiting long enough-- how long should this stuff take to dry?
posted by twill on Oct 31, 2015 - 12 answers

'natural' ultra-white face makeup: 101-level application instructions?

My Halloween costume is just a regular old undead sort of demon: black eyes, horns, and a very white face. My intent is to have a scary pale, almost paper-white visage, but I want it to look less thick/flat and more 'natural' than standard clown grease paint. I have no makeup application experience whatsoever. Can you help me figure it out? [more inside]
posted by divined by radio on Oct 22, 2015 - 9 answers

Brushes for my new beloved CREAM contour palette

I have the Anastasia Beverly Hills Cream Contour Palette. What makeup brushes do I use? [more inside]
posted by discopolo on Sep 22, 2015 - 7 answers

Looking good. Wait, no. Looking polished.

What "finishing touches" really pull together your look? What do you do (and what resources do you use) when you start to feel bored with your wardrobe, makeup or hair, and just need some inspiration? And what do you do to seal the deal and look "put together" if not "polished"? [more inside]
posted by nightrecordings on Sep 21, 2015 - 27 answers

Upping my femme game

How does a chubby middle-aged lady bring out more of her femme side? [more inside]
posted by PussKillian on Sep 8, 2015 - 22 answers

Help my daughter become the ghoul most likely to succeed

My 7-year-old daughter is intensely into makeup. She went as Cleo De Nile (A mummy queen with gold lame sandals) last Halloween, and as a Vampire Princess the year before. I think she'd like to learn about special effects makeup. I recently saw a young girl's work who had done some amazing things, including a great looking third eye on her forehead. Is there a particular set of books, or kits, or websites you can recommend?
posted by atchafalaya on Aug 9, 2015 - 14 answers

What the fuck makeup do I wear?

I've been into fashion for awhile, but I have yet to really learn much about makeup outside of bb cream, bold lips, and cateye eyeliner. I want to develop a more versatile daytime look for my (soft autumn) coloring/look. (Blonde hair, hazel eyes, warm + fair skintone.) [more inside]
posted by easter queen on Jul 23, 2015 - 21 answers

Replacement makeup for Neutrogena's discontinued solid foundation?

I used to use Neutrogena's solid foundation makeup that contained salicylic acid, but they've discontinued it. Is there anything like it on the market now? [more inside]
posted by JaneEyre on May 26, 2015 - 8 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

I want a color that is my own

Help me find right foundation for cool skin tone with pink undertones? And any other make-up you recommend for this complexion? [more inside]
posted by xicana63 on Apr 20, 2015 - 21 answers

Make-up white whale: Fresh brand face shimmer?

I'm looking for a product I bought at Sephora within the last four years that is no longer there or on the website (or any website, apparently) and I don't remember the name of it, only the brand: Fresh. [more inside]
posted by pandalicious on Mar 14, 2015 - 7 answers

Bright task lighting needed

I need a bright light for when I put on makeup and deal with my eyebrows and stuff. I live in a rental, and I can't put holes in the walls or install light fixtures. Can you recommend something? [more inside]
posted by topoisomerase on Mar 9, 2015 - 7 answers

Is my desire for red lipstick insane?

I'm in my late 40s and almost never wear makeup. Yet for the last month I've been obsessing over trying a bright red lipstick. (This happened when I saw another mom at my kid's school, dressed in totally casual clothes, casual hair, yet absolutely ROCKING a bright red mouth.) How to accomplish this without looking like a fool and/or spending a fortune? [more inside]
posted by BlahLaLa on Feb 27, 2015 - 59 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

Full face travel make up palete

Does anyone know of a few good brands that do a customizable travel make up palette that includes not only eye shadow but liner, as well as foundation, bronzer etc? I can't seem to find anything online except for a few hits on the big "mature" skin companies like Estee Lauder.... Thanks ladies!
posted by risaroni on Feb 9, 2015 - 12 answers

Looking for the crème de la crème of international fashion agencies...

So I'm aware that MeFi is probably the wrong place to ask this but you amazing people have surprised me before! I'm looking for the best-of-the-best fashion agencies in Paris, Milan, L.A., and London. Requirement: must represent talent, like hairdressers, stylists, etc. I am not looking for a modelling agency. More over the fold. [more inside]
posted by Cpt. The Mango on Jan 26, 2015 - 5 answers

Best lighting for applying makeup

I've been wearing makeup more regularly than before, but I can't seem to get my foundation to look consistent from my home (where I apply it) to work/elsewhere. I think this is because the lighting in my house is mostly incandescent and at work it's fluorescent. What techniques (or technology, do I need a lighted mirror?) can I use to make my makeup look decent at work? [more inside]
posted by modesty.blaise on Jan 18, 2015 - 7 answers

Non-traditional lipstick colors - Seattle

Does anyone have a lead on where I could buy non-traditional lipstick colors in Seattle? Preferably downtown or at a mall. I'm looking for a blue, purple, and/or teal, and I'm obsessed with this mint green color from Lime Crime. Thanks!
posted by skycrashesdown on Jan 16, 2015 - 8 answers

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

Help me dress like a grown up lady - 30s edition

I would like to figure out what the hell well dressed women of my age wear to look stylish, classy, and even if possible sexy! Please help me find what to wear, from inside out, like I am your own personal midthirties professional, casual, and formal doll. [more inside]
posted by corb on Jan 7, 2015 - 23 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

Need me that Smashbox photo finish primer stat!

I think a MeFite once linked to an awesome website that sold all my favorite brands (Smashbox, NARS, MAC, Urban Decay) at a discount, and it was reputable. Does anyone know which one it is or any reputable website that you've used, sells at a discount and is reliable?
posted by discopolo on Dec 21, 2014 - 2 answers

Gift ideas: Cosmetics (history) nerd

I am appended to a cosmetics nerd, who is daily engrossed in the theory, history, and practice of makeup in Europe and the US. This is someone who has shelf space devoted to books on, like, the material culture of powder compacts between the great wars. [more inside]
posted by sandettie light vessel automatic on Dec 9, 2014 - 14 answers

I'm going to be on TV! Help me look decent!

I just found out I'm going to be interviewed for a PR thing for my workplace tomorrow, and it will air on local news. Exciting! But I'm so worried I will look bloated/saggy/dull/sleepy or talk with a lisp or a weird accent or completely lose my mind and stare blankly at the camera, sweating. What are some tips to help me look, feel, and speak at my best? [more inside]
posted by elken on Nov 4, 2014 - 26 answers

Makeup for long days

How do I touch up makeup? I've been experimenting with wearing make-up more regularly and I've got some morning routines down, but I need to know how to do a midday touchup for dry skin. [more inside]
posted by WeekendJen on Oct 9, 2014 - 20 answers

Help With Zombie Makeup, But Not Really Gross Zombie Makeup

So, my kid wants to be a zombie for Halloween. Fine. But stuff that is too scary gives him nightmares. I do not think he can deal with most of the zombie masks you can find in costume stores. And also I don't want to scare the little kids that will be at the places we are going. [more inside]
posted by emjaybee on Oct 6, 2014 - 16 answers

Make over my makeup kit! Difficulty: Rite Aid.

I'm officiating my little brother's beach wedding tomorrow, and I discovered WAY too late that my rarely-used makeup collection was a lot more, uh, congealed and icky than I realized. The only place I'll be able to stop to refresh it, though, is a Rite Aid. I'm not great at picking makeup to begin with, and the additional deadline is cranking the pressure up to 11! Makeup gurus of AskMe, I could really use your help... [more inside]
posted by Vervain on Sep 28, 2014 - 12 answers

Raccoon Eyes 4eva

Can you recommend a mascara that will actually wash off my face? [more inside]
posted by greta simone on Sep 16, 2014 - 25 answers

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