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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Tarkheena » Sep 03, 2011 2:25 pm

Hi, everybody. *waves* I found this thread and couldn't resist dropping in. :) I love playing with makeup and hair -- on myself and other people. I helped do stage makeup for my school play last year. :ymdaydream: Sooooo much fun! ;))

Anywho, I have waist-length, curly brown hair with lots of layers (layers are amazing; I definitely recommend them for anyone planning to cut their hair!). It's frizzes like a wild animal when I leave it alone, so I use some Garnier Fructis cream-gel to keep it smooth. It works incredibly well, and doesn't make my hair look wet and crunchy once it's dry.

For makeup, I wear the whole package: concealer, foundation, eyeliner, eyeshadow, mascara & blush. I almost never wear lipstick, though, unless it's a formal occasion. I'm always careful not to look overdone. I like my makeup to complement my face, not distract from it. Personally, I don't think it's pretty when I look at someone and the first thing I notice is her makeup. :p

Queen Susan: I used to use only liquid foundation. My mom taught me to do makeup, and that's what she uses. However, I don't think she realized that my skin might react differently to it than hers. I typically have very clear skin, but when I used liquid foundation every day, my skin was not happy. I switched over to the powder a couple months ago, and my skin looks normal again. I'd really recommend that you only use liquid on special occasions. (Oh, and if you do use it, make sure you get a powder the same color to go over it. If you don't, your skin will just end up looking greasy and shiny).

sillygoose:There's a fine line between too much and too little eye liner (no pun intended :p ). I wear upper- and under-eye liner. It typically doesn't look good if you draw it out past the middle of your pupil. Oh, and I always blend my under-eye liner with a bit of shimmery eye shadow that matches my skin tone. That way the liner isn't super noticeable, except at the extreme outer corner of my eye. :)
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Elanor » Sep 04, 2011 12:47 pm

Lady Courage wrote:Oh goodness, yeah, those gals who line their eyes with pure blackness... Wow. They look like racoons, except racoons are cuter.

They look like something from outer space, that's for sure. :P I agree with Tarkheena, that when I look at someone, I don't want the first thing I notice to be their makeup. Honestly. :P It's supposed to make you look GOOD! :P
I guess I've jumped into makeup full force though. :P When I started shadow, I went to dark shades, and yesterday I actually used eyeliner. First time that I'd put it on, other than for a play. The stuff I have is a little too dark for me, except for fancy dancy things, but thankfully my sister has some really nice stuff. I just put it on the top, very close to the eye, so it pretty much just makes me lashes look darker and bigger, and my eye as well. I really like it. :D I LOVE MAKEUP!!
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Miss Rosario » Sep 04, 2011 3:33 pm

QS, for foundation I use a liquid base with a powder over it. Maybe that's bad for the pores, I don't know. I suppose everyone's skin is different, though, and so far I haven't noticed any problems.

Pretty picture, Lady C. I agree with you that the eyeliner could be a bit lighter on the bottom - or with that lipstick, at any rate. If the lipstick was a more neutral color, she might be able to pull off the under-eye liner. I don't wear lipstick all the time, but when I do it's a light pink. Mauve, actually. My skin tone is really fair, so can't pull off bright red lipstick on normal occasions without looking like a vampire. ;))

For my eyes, I wear eyeliner on the top; never mascara - I can never apply that stuff right, and it annoys me to no end. My eyelashes always clump together. Eyeliner is easier, and it doesn't smear as easily. I always have it on my upper eye, and I trace a very, very faint line under my eye... though not across the whole eye. I do it halfway, and let it vanish slowly. It's not even noticeable, and merely highlights the lashes without having to use mascara.

Yeeeeeah. I'm not much of a fan of raccoon eyes. I don't care a whole lot if it's on other people, because I don't bother myself with other people's tastes and styles.... but on me? HUGE no-no.

Anyway. For eyeshadow I use a very neutral-colored brown, shimmery one daily, and I love it! It looks natural, which I like. I rarely ever use any other color, unless it matches my skin tone well. The only time I had a bright color was at a wedding, when I wore a hint of blue to match my dress. That was the one and only time. :p

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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby MountainFireflower » Sep 04, 2011 9:23 pm

Miss Rosario wrote:QS, for foundation I use a liquid base with a powder over it. Maybe that's bad for the pores, I don't know. I suppose everyone's skin is different, though, and so far I haven't noticed any problems.

That's what I do too, and I've been wondering if that's also bad for the pores. Like Miss R, I haven't noticed any problems yet. I wasn't really aware that there were different variations of wearing foundation, to be honest. :ymblushing:

I also wear mascara, but only on my upper eyelashes. I haven't tried putting it on the lower lashes yet, because I heard that it can look bad. Maybe I'll be adventurous to try it someday, who knows? ;))

I also occasionally wear eye shadow. Since I wear glasses though, it feels like it makes my eyes look darker and more subdued rather than helping them stand out. Lighter colors do help, but no matter what color I use, I have to do it in small amounts. I have rather small eyes as well, so I don't want to make them too heavy or dark. I want to be able to accentuate my eyes rather than overwhelm them, if that makes sense. Does anyone else have the same problem?
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby sillygoose » Sep 05, 2011 8:20 pm

I actually only wear mascara on my lower lashes. I have pretty full upper lashes but my lower ones are kind of skimpy. It makes my eyes look so much bigger when I define the lower lashes, I don't think it looks bad at all, but only if you keep it looking natural and there are no clumps.

I wear glasses, too but I've never had that problem where dark eyeshadow colors make my eyes heavy and dark. They look fine. (lol and for your reference, I'm not big on racoon eyes so our definition of dark will probably be the same) Sometimes I find that I'll accidently put on too much eyeshadow and it'll look bad without glasses, but when I put on my glasses it looks fine.
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Gymfan15 » Sep 05, 2011 8:31 pm

In my perfectly honest, uneducated opinion, I'm not sure that ANY sort of makeup is good for your skin. ;)) Maybe some is harmless, but you'd probably be hard-pressed to find a cosmetic that actually was good for your skin. So no matter what kind of makeup you wear, I think that as long as you're wearing a kind that you're not allergic to, cleaning it off every night and keeping your skin moisturized and happy in the meantime, it shouldn't matter what you use. /two cents.

I'm a powder foundation kind of girl, although I actually don't use it that much. I've never had much luck with foundation...my mom got me started with liquid, but I hated how it felt and I never could find the right color either. It always seemed thick and icky. Powder is lighter, but I'll still put it on and not really notice a difference. I'm probably not using it right. :p Either way, I tend to have fairly clear skin, so usually I skip foundation all together.

I'm a big fan of blush. I have a light color that I use on my cheeks and a little on my T-section, and then a second, darker one for just my cheekbones.

For my eyes, I use a little eyeshadow; not too much. Usually I stick to neutrals, but I have ventured into some purples since I have brown eyes and they tend to compliment each other. I generally apply a dark brown or purple right above my eyelash, then a middle color, and then a light shimmer on top and then a little streak of light color right down the middle of my eyelid. I don't know if it helps, but I think it makes my eyes pop a little. ;))

I gave up on eyeliner awhile ago; I could never get it to look right. I usually just stick to a little bit of mascara; not too black since my coloring is brown and it looks REALLY odd if I wear very black mascara. I usually apply to just the top lashes and then a very little bit on the bottom.

Usually for lipstick, I'll wear just a little Burts Bees lip shimmer, or a tube of Clinique that a friend gave me if I'm feeling dressier. I do have a tube of Covergirl Lasting Lipstain that I use sometime, but not often because it's not lying when it says that stuff lasts forever. It is SO hard to take off at the end of the day! Even my makeup remover towels barely put a dent in it. You have to be really careful applying it, because once it goes on, it doesn't really come off. ;))
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Tarkheena » Sep 05, 2011 10:05 pm

Just thought I'd pop in and share this pic:


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This is my favorite eyeshadow for everyday. Usually I use a little bit of brown eyeliner, but the line of white shadow they added near the lashes is interesting. Think I'll try it tomorrow. :)

What'cha think?

Edit: This is a model, not me. Just thought I'd clear that up. :p
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Elanor » Sep 06, 2011 10:23 am

I really like the picture, Tarkheena - I think it looks really pretty. :)
I usually just put mascara on the top lash, because I tend to rub my eyes ( :ymblushing: ) and when it's on the bottom, it can make a mess. And I find it hard to apply on the bottom. :P
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Queen Susan » Sep 06, 2011 7:02 pm

Okay, thanks for the input everyone! From what I've tried of liquid foundation anyway, it seems to take longer to put on and more difficult. Maybe because I'm not used to it. *shrug* But I guess I'll stick with mostly powder for now then. =)
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Orious » Sep 17, 2011 12:26 pm

ForeverFan wrote:Val, perhaps you could try washing your hair using baking soda for a bit, until your hair gets back to normal?

Do you do the "no poo" thing, Forever Fan? I've heard some people shampoo with baking soda and condition with vinegar.

Yesterday I suddenly felt the desperate need to get a clarifying shampoo and wash the product residue buildup nastiness out of my hair. I didn't have time to run to a store and buy another product so I did a home remedy I'd heard of. Baking soda mixed with regular shampoo. I dumped 2-3 tablespoons of baking soda into a bowl and squirted the last of my shampoo on top of that (probably about a fourth cup or more). When I mixed it up it made a marshmellow creme like concoction.

I washed my hair normally using that mixture in place of straight shampoo. (I didn't condition. I don't condition my hair on a regular basis, just whenever I feel like doing so.) I have thick hair so I use quite a bit more shampoo than the normal person but that was a lot more than I generally use.

Annyways. My hair feels so nice! I feel like I just when to the salon. We'll see if it continues to be awesome through the next couple of days. :)
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby IloveFauns » Sep 18, 2011 1:25 am

Hair shampoos are all about ph. some of us have acidic hair so we need a basic shampoo to neutralize it( acidic is often means dry hair). This is why basic substance such as baking soda work well. If you hair was basic( often oily hair) you need an acidic shampoo to neutralize it. Vinegar is acidic and should work well. Hair should have a ph of 6-8 (7 being neutral).
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby smartypants » Sep 25, 2011 1:55 pm

I have a question about hairstyles. I am looking for a new hairstyle and I need a little help. If anyone would be so kind :) First, let me describe my hair to you. I have medium-thick hair. It is a light copper color and falls about 6 inches below my shoulders. I have combination of a round/oval face. I really want bangs, but I'm not sure what sort of bangs. Can anyone give me any good hairstyle ideas that would be good for me? Any and all help is greatly appreciated. :) If any more information is needed let me know.
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Nioniel » Sep 25, 2011 11:18 pm

Girlies :P I just want to say something. I would advise against bleaching your hair to enhance the hair dye you're about to use, dyeing it red, dyeing it black two months later, then getting it permed two months after that in Mexico. You might find that 3 months later your hair will start falling out super scarily and then all of a sudden get really poofy and super super dry on the ends and then when you tell your hairdresser about your woes she will assure you that it's probably not that bad, then take your hair down from the bun you had it in only to say "oh, I see what you mean" and then you will have to have 8 inches cut off when you were wanting to grow your hair out but at least the random falling out hairs will slow down and the poofyness will be gone and you'll still have shoulder length hair and you'll still have some perm left so you can have nice non poofy curls.

That is all. ;))

And yes, that happened to me. My granny was like "maybe you should get red streaks" because all the black faded out and it's back to reddish now but I've got about three inches of brown roots so it looks weird. But no. No more chemicals in my hair for me. :P
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Lady Courage » Sep 26, 2011 6:25 pm

=)) Nioniel!! You poor girl! Have you tried Henna? It's a natural dye that actually is very nourishing for your hair. Can't say if it will do much for you now, but just FFR. ;))

smarty, have you thought about slanted/jagged bangs? Like maybe this, this, or this? They can pretty easily be pinned back if you need your hair out of your face, but they're also quite stylish today. Not to mention cute. :P
If you've got a good stylist, you could always talk to them and get some pro advice too. ;)
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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby Lady Lilliandil » Sep 26, 2011 6:39 pm

Lady Courage wrote:=))
smarty, have you thought about slanted/jagged bangs? Like maybe this, this, or this? They can pretty easily be pinned back if you need your hair out of your face, but they're also quite stylish today. Not to mention cute. :P
If you've got a good stylist, you could always talk to them and get some pro advice too. ;)


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Re: Makeup & Hair

Postby IloveFauns » Sep 27, 2011 5:19 am

That is horrible. I have only died my hair with wash out. I always wanted purple hair or something. I was thinking about streaks.
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