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I find I often have things to say regarding makeup but don't feel like making a new thread, so now instead of just saying nothing (well, I usually go to start a new thread and end up not going through with it) I will post it in here!

I just starting using make-up this year, and have collected a buttload of stuff! The newest item I bought is Mac's liquidlast liner. HOLY CRAP! This stuff is like tar! I bought it to bring on my trip thinking it won't come off in the water, and it looks like I am right!

Feel free to post make-up reviews etc!

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 7 Jan 2010 12:05 PM
 16 Nov 2007
 Victoria
littlestrudel
WB Addict
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I love the Mac liquid eyeliner, I also really like their eyeliner that comes in a little jar and you use an angled brush to apply it.

I am a total makeup addict and own so much of it, it is ridiculous. My new latest addictions are Sephora's palette's that they put out in the summer and at Christmas. You usually get about 50-60 different color eye shadows, blush and lip glosses, they are great for travelling.

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 7 Jan 2010 12:18 PM
 4 Jan 2006
Mary Ann
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I am a MAC addict and have so much of their makeup it's crazy. Yet I left for work today with not a stitch of makeup on, and have been doing it more and more lately. I just love not having to take it all off before working out after work; when I swim, eye makeup will end up in my googles if I don't take it off. When I ski, I tend to tear up with the wind and it'll end up all over my face.

I'm starting to worry that I don't care about what I look like for work though.
teeth


Mary Ann

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 7 Jan 2010 1:19 PM
 19 Feb 2006
Sassy11
Weddingbeller
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Can anyone recommned a good oil-free foundation?

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 7 Jan 2010 2:44 PM
 20 Jul 2006
 GTA, Ontario
twojacks
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I love makeup. I wear it every single day even if I don't leave my house and wear track pants (I'm on mat. leave). I need to expand my MAC collection though, I just have a few eyeshadows.

I really like the bodyshop eyeshadows too.

For mascara I love the mabeline one (pink tube/green lid I think). I honestly find it's great. I have really long (but blonde) eyelashes, so I just need the colour. I also don't curl them bc it doesn't seem to make a difference for me?

As for liner, I feel that a thick or solid line doesn't look great on me since I'm fair? Just looks like too much...so I kind of go for a more smokey eye (mild version). I usually just use a pencil kind that is dark grey.

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 7 Jan 2010 2:56 PM
 23 May 2008
 St. John's, NL
aleru
Weddingbeller
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I just recently got back into make-up and a lot has changed since college hah.

I purchased a lot of Body Shop stuff and I have to say I really like it. I bought a mascara at Shoppers that was really good (can't remember the name) but it doesn't flake or clump.

Someone told me that the key to great makeup is even better applicators. I bought some awesome brushes at a Body Shop 3 for $30 event and WOW, that person was right!

I would like to start buying MAC and Sephora products but we don't have outlets in Newfoundland and I'm nervous about buying that stuff online without trying it first. The next time I travel I will be making a point to stop in to their stores though (hopefully before the wedding!)

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 7 Jan 2010 2:57 PM
 29 Dec 2008
 Calgary
CateFace
Raving Lunatic
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I never ever wear makeup...why? because I have no idea how to apply it to look pretty...everytime I try I feel like I've overdone it and scrub it all off...I need a lesson and to know what kind of products to go with!

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 7 Jan 2010 4:06 PM
 10 Nov 2003
 Seattle, WA
tatania199
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So, I've just discovered make up with a vengeance! I've always worn make up occasionally, or for special occasions but post-baby, my skin has totally changed and make up is much more of a must.

So, starting from scratch, these are a couple of my favourite sites:

Make Up by Tiffany D - A youtube channel that has a ton of tutorials. Some over the top, special occasion stuff but also lots of basics. She's a little ditzy but in a really like-able way. And her information is really good when you're trying to muddle through how to do things and what products to use.

Makeupalley - I LOVE the reviews on this site. They are not predisposed towards only high end products so they are a fantastic resource for finding drugstore alternatives to the expensive stuff. For some things, I like quantity over quality (but don't want a bunch of junk, either). I've found a ton of really fantastic, reasonably priced product based on the reviews.

A few of my current HG items:

Revlon Colorstay Foundation: I've try mineral makeup, Clinique and a bunch of others. This just kept coming up in reviews over and over as being comparable or better than the designer brands.

Covergirl LashBlast (in the orange tube): I've never really liked a mascara, ever before. And I've tried everything. I didn't like it the first couple times I used it but it seemed to work itself out a bit and now I love it. Clump free, not spiky looking - just makes my lashes look good.

Rimmel Snog lipgloss: Got it based on a recommendation. It's an awesome gloss and the colour is perfect - like your own lips, just better!

Smashbox primer: I like it best. I have drier skin, especially in the winter, and I really like this for making my make up look smooth, not flaky or caked.

I'm currently waiting on a complete haul from Sephora - Nars Orgasm blush, Benefit High Beam, Hello Gorgeous and a few other things, and some Sephora brand things.

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 7 Jan 2010 4:14 PM
 7 Nov 2009
 I think it's obvious.
TorontoChick
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Oooh. Love this thread.

I love putting on makeup, but only really do up my 'face' if I am going out. That said, here are a few of my favs...

- Bare Essentials Mineral makeup. Posted about this a week ago - love it!

- Cargo One Base - good as a concealer

- Maybelline Full and Soft mascara (but they might be discontinuing it as its getting harder to find)

- Lip Fusion plumping glosses, especially in Blush (pretty pink colour)

I love Sephora. But I refuse to go in on a Saturday when its stuffed full of teenage girls.

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 7 Jan 2010 4:55 PM
 14 Jul 2009
 Ottawa
BandAidChik
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Has anyone tried Buff'd Cosmetics? They're a Canadian company: http://www.buffd.com/index.php?main_page=index

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 7 Jan 2010 5:06 PM
 29 Oct 2008
 Oakville, ON
2sweet4_college
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I've been a MAC wearer since I was 16. Needless to say I've swayed away. The only exceptions are with mascara and most recently Body Shop Tea Tree oil cover-up stick.

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 7 Jan 2010 8:57 PM
 29 Apr 2007
 The Nuthouse
Sidney
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I can only wear creams, never powders because my eyes go blood shot.

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 7 Jan 2010 9:16 PM
 14 Jun 2006
JBen2
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Nars Orgasm Blush is a god send! I could ne3ver wear blush cause it just looked like I was wearing blush (I blame it on my already red blotches cause of the stupid acne), but this just looks awesome no matter what! I still thank the nice lady who let me buy the last one at Sephora that time! lol Her and her daughters use it, and they have very different complexions and it looked great! I offered to give it to her, since I had never tried it, and she told me not to worry and to buy it as it would change my life. She wasn't completely wrong! lol

Primer, I have Laura Gheller, that I bought on super sale on Sephora.com. I really love it!

Foundation is Quo by Shoppers. I can't do powder as a base cause of the flaky skin, and it's GREAT!! I really love it.

Concealer is from Carol Baker Visage. Matched my skin perfectly, and works well, can't complain much there.

Eyeshadow primer, I have Urban Decay's Eye Potion and Smashbox, and they are both great (a test proved that the UD one lasted an hour or so longer than smashbox, but essentially, they are the same!). My eyelids get oily really quick, so I need this stuff. I'd definitely recommend either or.

Eyeshadows, depends. I have 'kits', one for Brown Eyes by Sephora, with 2 sets of shadows and how to instructions on where to put what. LOVE it!! Was my first eyeshadow set and it looks great. The other was a Smashbox kit that containts everything for Brown eyes to make Smokey eyes, a more natural look and cat eyes (never tried the last one). That one had EVERYTHING in it: 2 gel liners and smudge brush, the Primer, a crayon for your eyebrows and inner eye enhancements and a palette with 4 colors on it and a Mascara, all for 50 or so dollars!! I've been using that one more now that I know how to play with it, but the instructions were great and I don't look too bad! smile

Eyeliner, I have the Smashbox ones from above and my fave is the Stila Smudge pots, which are the ones you apply with the angle brush. They rock and I love them! The Smashbox ones are the same. WAY better than crayons I've found (those flake on me in minutes).

Mascara, I usually use Dior Show Blackout (waterproof), although I like the plain Dior Show more. I don't like the drag queen look on me, so to me, it's great. It just makes them look way longer and that's all I need, really. The Smashbox one that came with the kit was nice too, but I don't use it much.

Blush is Nars Orgasm, as stated: AWESOME!!!!

I also use Bare Escentuals Mineral Veil (Tinted), it really makes everything seem pretty close to flawless. Highly recommend that one too.

Those are the main ones I use. Lately, I need less and less now that my acne products are finally working better, so I need much less foundation and concealer. smile

Loving this thread by the way! smile Thanks L!!

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 7 Jan 2010 9:31 PM
 31 Aug 2009
MrsMcW
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I agree that Nars Orgasm blush is A-MAZING!!! I just got it for Christmas this year and for once I love wearing blush because it isn't super obvious that I have some on! Worth the money for it.

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 7 Jan 2010 10:17 PM
 12 Jan 2008
 Edmonton, AB
LittleJ
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I just bought a tube of MAC's Studio Fix mascara after Christmas and I LOVE it! I was using X Lash, and the formula is similar, but I find that the Studio Fix is less flaky and comes off better with makeup remover. Studio Fix's wand is rubber, so it gets right to the roots and picks up even the little tiny hairs.

I also want to try this Nars blush now too smile

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 8 Jan 2010 10:22 AM
 23 Apr 2008
Jugie
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The 88 color paletts which people get from costalsents is also avalible at

http://www.redgingercosmetics.com/cat_professional_makeup.cfm

which is a BC company, so you don't have to deal with customs. I got mine there!

I heart mine!

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 8 Jan 2010 10:57 AM
 20 Jul 2006
 GTA, Ontario
twojacks
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OK so now I want this Nars Orgasm blush too.

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 8 Jan 2010 12:07 PM
 29 Dec 2008
 Calgary
CateFace
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mojomomma- I'm sorry I did come across as rather rude, and I can totally understand defending your company - I'd do the same thing

I think I have just had bad experiences and for the record I have never tried MAC - I was actually referring to a makeup application I had at the Bay from a NARS counter, but again I should have spoken up and asked for something a little less dramatic

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 8 Jan 2010 12:33 PM
 10 Apr 2006
 Howe Sound, BC
AutumnBride
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I am not a huge make-up wear'er, but I do like to try new things.

I recently bought some from a make-up artist who does my make-up for family photos etc and I really quite like it! The make is called Cargo. I bought their TexasLash mascara (love it!), some of their tinted moisturizer and some of their lip gloss which I also love. I don't love the prices however! wink

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 8 Jan 2010 1:37 PM
 14 Dec 2009
 Canada, eh!
karma
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Ok, how do you choose a shade of blush?

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 8 Jan 2010 1:45 PM
 16 Nov 2007
 Victoria
littlestrudel
WB Addict
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Jugie I think you just fed my bad habit! 120 color eye palette for less than $50? I think I may just "need" that! And my husband may kill me!

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 19 Jan 2010 11:48 AM
 31 Oct 2008
Golightly
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I am in a total makeup rut right now. I stick with a few basic colour palettes and rarely venture away from them.

I have hazel/green eyes, super pale skin and dark chestnut brown hair with some red undertones.

Any suggestions for colours?

Right now I usually use shades of purples/plums and silvers/grays/smokey looks.

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 19 Jan 2010 11:55 AM
 10 Nov 2003
 Seattle, WA
tatania199
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So, yeah...Nars Orgasm is kind of awesome. I'm loving Albatross highlighter, too. I like a nice glow. However, I think I like Benefit High Beam for glow and Albatross for a little more sparkle.

I also got Some Kind of Gorgeous foundation. Not sure I love it yet. I think I want a bit more coverage than that. I'll try it again today, though, and see.

Posie Tint - it's very pink. I think it's one of those items that takes awhile to perfect the use of. So, we'll see.

I also got two Stila lip and cheek stains. I think I just don't like stains. I don't like the feel of them and I have yet to ever find a colour I like. And the problem with stains are that, well, they stain! So, it's hard to just test it out or play with it because once it's on, you're fairly committed.

I got a bunch more, too, but I haven't tried everything yet.

Oh - and my new winning make up remover? Did I already post this? Ponds Cold Cream. Apparently, all of the grandmas out there know what they're doing. I've been breaking out a bit, but I also have dry skin and I've had a hell of a time getting all of my make up off without drying out my skin. So, I've been using Ponds and following up with Nivea Gentle Toner (for any residue) and it's awesome - my skin is super smooth and not at all dry, but the Ponds gets everything off. My make goes on so much better in the mornings, too.

Originally Posted By: canhardlywait
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 19 Jan 2010 1:31 PM
 16 Nov 2007
 Victoria
littlestrudel
WB Addict
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Tatiana I love my "Some Kind of Gorgeous" but I only use it for a bit of light coverage around my eyes when I am not wearing much makeup. If I am going all out, I will use my regular mineral foundation.

I made a seperate post about his, but Jugie directed me to Red Ginger Cosmetics earlier in this post and I received it on Friday. I bought the 120 color eye palette and I am in love! I have been wearing makeup everyday at home just to try out the different colors!

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 19 Jan 2010 1:42 PM
 20 Jan 2007
 Saskatchewan
kaseyboo
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If anyone has ordered online from Sephora - how is it shipped? Purolator, Canada Post etc.?

I went on the site today to have a looksie & I think I'm in trouble! Although, I will be going to Calgary next week so I think I may just wait to go to the actual store.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
buzzle
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 19 Jan 2010 1:47 PM
 18 Mar 2008
 Ottawa
PolskaPride
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Kaseyboo- I got my online sephora shipment through canada post : )

and I bought MAC's waterproof liquid liner (since someone suggested it on here) and I LOVE IT> it really does NOT come off!

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 19 Jan 2010 2:09 PM
 20 Jan 2007
 Saskatchewan
kaseyboo
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Eldender - On the Sephora website, they have the Nars Orgasm blush for $25. I think I may have to try it too!

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 19 Jan 2010 9:26 PM
 1 Jan 2010
Lynne & Marc
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Does this happen when you don't wear makeup? Maybe your cleanser is too harsh and your oil glands have to work overtime to compensate and then you get the opposite result? Are your moisturizer and makeup non-comedogenic? I'm not a makeup specialist but I do have complicated combo skin that can go either way. I don't wear foundation normally though (unless I'm going out or something) so I can't comment on that.

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 19 Jan 2010 11:16 PM
 3 Mar 2008
MissEmma
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I have gone to Sephora a number of times now to buy the Nars Orgasm blush and it is sold out EVERY. SINGLE. TIME. When they first opened their store in Wpg, I was put on a "wait list" for the product. This was back last summer I believe? It's unbelievable. I wanted to just buy it from the store, but at this rate I'll be 100 years old before I reach the top of the "wait list". I agree with a previous poster -- why can't they just order more if they are always out of stock?

I bought L'Oreal Telescopic mascara last week after it was mentioned in this thread and I love it! It works to volumize and lengthen my lashes, without them looking like they are spiked together.

Mrs. Nishi - I don't dry skin to the same extent that you do, but have oily skin like you described. I find Studio Fix foundation by MAC awful. Though it's supposed to control the oil, I find it makes it worse half the time. I use all the powders etc. that are supposed to control oil and find they are not much help.

What I have found, in my situation, is that mineral makeup (by AllNaturalFace on Etsy) wears well despite my feeling oily (it doesn't get the same oiled look that foundation does). I use oil blotting sheets at lunch and these help too.

We should get some pictures going in this post!

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 20 Jan 2010 10:37 AM
 17 Dec 2009
canitbe
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Can anyone recommend a good primer and foundation for combination skin - NOT Smashbox Photofinish Primer. I have an oily T zone and by the middle of the day my makeup is sliding all over the place. I've tried the Photofinish Primer and it just makes things worse.

For foundation, I'm currently using MUFE Mat+ Velvet and, while it is a good product, I don't like it enough to justify the cost. I don't mind spending a lot of money on cosmetics but it has to be a HG product!

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 20 Jan 2010 11:18 AM
 14 Jun 2006
JBen2
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Holt Renfrew also has the Nars Blush apparently, though, I don't know if they have the same stock problems as Sephora...

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 21 Jan 2010 11:19 PM
 13 Aug 2006
 Calgary, Alberta
cherryblossom
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I love wearing makeup, but I'm a bit lazy these days and only wear it once in a while.

I've been a MAC fan for years and years, but I usually cheap out on mascara. Still trying to find that perfect brand. I still love MAC concealer, foundation, blush, eyeshadows, lipglass, and the eyeliner that you put on with a brush. It stays put all night.

Anyone else love fake eyelashes? I used to wear them all the time back in the day.

Not really makeup, but I'm loving the Say Yes To Carrots moisturizers.

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 22 Jan 2010 3:55 AM
 10 Jun 2009
RainbowPieces
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Does anyone have any suggestions on applying mineral foundation? I just bought a bunch of samples from the allnaturalface on etsy and find that every time I apply it, my face looks all flaky as my skin is dry (I am moisturizing before application) I found that if I mix the minerals with my moisturizer I tend to get better results, does anyone else do this? I find my skin isn't so oily with mineral makeup as it is when I use liquid foundation. Anyone have any other tips?

For all you palette lovers, Chickaboom is a Canadian based company who has some really good palettes for cheap, I want them all! I've been waiting for the Shimmer palette to come back in stock. Keep an eye on their facebook page and online for coupons and deals (Their shipping can be a little expensive IMO)

http://chickaboom.ca

And one more question, are mineral veils usually the last product applied to your face? And applied all over the face? I've never used them before but I got a whole bunch of samples of them with my Etsy order.

I love this thread!



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 22 Jan 2010 12:11 PM
 29 Aug 2008
 Winnipeg, MB
kim_loves_ryan
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I was at Sephora in Winnipeg earlier this week buying blush and foundation and I think after I bought mine they still had 5 or 6 left of the Nars Orgasm blush. Maybe if you go quickly! Also for you Winnipeg ladies did you know that the Winnipeg Sephora is no longer going to carry Cargo products. It will still be available online but the girl told me the products were not selling as well as they thought they would in our city. I was so sad I love the One Base concealer/foundation. The good thing was that the Cargo stuff was 50% off so I could stock up for a little while!

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 22 Jan 2010 1:29 PM
 10 Jun 2009
RainbowPieces
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Thanks for the tips BandAidChick. I don't know what the problem is when I'm applying my mineral foundation as I'm exfoliating every other day. My acne cream is very drying and I think that has everything to do with it. Maybe mineral makeup just isn't for me.

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 23 Jan 2010 7:43 PM
 1 Aug 2005
misstabitha
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Does anyone line their waterline? I've seen it done on video tutorials but think that it would wear off very quickly.

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 24 Jan 2010 12:45 PM
 7 Nov 2005
420grrl
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I love DiorShow mascara, I think it's amazing. I have long, thick lashes and had a problem with clumping until I tried it. It's so worth the $35!!

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 24 Jan 2010 3:59 PM
 14 Jun 2006
JBen2
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I've seen my brother's ex put on Eyeliner there and I can't do it!! She literally has the crayon touching her eye when she's doing it. Crayon doesn't work on me, it flakes, so I'd have to do it with an angle brush and I just can seem to make it work.

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 24 Jan 2010 4:36 PM
 21 Oct 2009
lastone
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Hmmm I have been using the All Natural Face foundation for about 6 months now and have never had flaky looking skin. My thought is that you are applying it too heavy so it will look flaky/cakey. I know I found that less is more with mineral foundations.

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 25 Jan 2010 7:05 PM
 14 Jun 2006
JBen2
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I have some Frederic Fekkai cream for my hair and it's lovely, so I would think the dye would be nice, but I don't know... Haven't done my hair from Box Dye in a LOOOOONG time!

How did you like the NARS blush??

I only saw her do the bottom part, for that one, she just seriously put the crayon right up against her eye and went for it, the top part was fine, but she said she did it more or less the same way... I dunno... Maybe I'm not thinking the same thing you guys are talking about? If not, I blame the French gal in me wink

I have a 10% off coupon I need to use and don't know what to get!! I'm thinking of an eyebrow pencil or powder of some sort, cause I got them waxed and the girl took WAY too much out than I asked for, and now the hole on my left side shows more than usual, so I need something to fill it in with... Anyone have a good recommendation?

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 25 Jan 2010 7:34 PM
 13 Sep 2006
 Ottawa
eldender
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Janny, is that the VIB coupon? When did you get yours? You should have come with my sister and I this past Friday!

I like a lot of the Fekkai stuff too, that's why I thought maybe it would be better!

For any other VIB members, are the events usually the same? The 20% off weekend in November and a couple other things?

Mojo, wow! I am shocked you do it on everyone. I think I'd freak out doing it, nevermind if I had someone else putting a crayon in my eye! LOL! I think I'll look up some youtube videos on it!

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 25 Jan 2010 8:48 PM
 27 Dec 2006
Gingerbelle
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Hey does anyone use the Cover Girl Eye Lights mascara in the blacky gold colour? I think it is meant for brown eyes?? Is it pretty black or more gold?

I use the purple one for green eyes and I like it, but it is not dark enough. I love the brush cuz it makes my lashes ridiculously long so am tempted to try a darker colour.

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 25 Jan 2010 10:51 PM
 19 Oct 2005
b_design
WB Chatterbox
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Wow great thread, how did I miss this?

I've just started lining my waterline. I bought Kryolan foiling liquid that turns eyeshadow into a gel-like cream that you put on with a brush. I know it's meant for theatrical make-up but I love it! Works pretty well if you set it with powder after but you definitely have to be careful to clean the brush with alcohol in between uses and use a clean surface to mix the shadow. (I use the inside of my Vaseline cap and wipe it down with alcohol after.

Mascara - I love MAC Zoomlash. Expensive but works great for me. I find that I only need 1 coat to do the job and it doesn't clump.

After the thread on curling hair with a straightening iron, I ended up buying a palette from Chickaboom.ca from the Rosebud143 tutorial. It's awesome!! If you use a shadow primer it really lasts all day. And for the price, its a great buy.
They seem to be out of stock on all but one of their palettes and I was tempted to order another from Red Ginger but their shipping costs are outrageous!!! $18 US from BC to Ontario?!
I know AnxiouslyAwaiting mentioned Chickaboom shipping being high but they charge $9.95 across Canada and that includes tracking & insurance.

My next step- to learn how to apply liquid foundation. I have always been a Studio-Fix powder girl but find that now that I have entered my 30's my skin isn't like it was when I was 18! Too dry. But for the life of me I have no idea how to apply liquid. Brush? Sponge? Fingers? Would love some tips!

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 25 Jan 2010 11:11 PM
 3 Sep 2009
 Cochrane, AB
bananabam
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Hmm ya I agree b_design not sure how I missed this either.

I always sweared by L'Oreal anything. They just have great makeup; especially, their mascaras. Unfortunately, I found out they they test their products on animals frown I did an ethical research paper on the testing of cosmetics on animals and I was horrified to learn that the company I love for makeup supports such cruelty. I am now in search of a new mascara. This thread has been helpful. I think I need to hit up Sephora.

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 26 Jan 2010 12:02 AM
 9 Mar 2006
 ottawa
kokopolo
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I wear the NARS Orgasm blush. It's $25 at Sephora, but it lasts forever (I used one for nearly 3 years til my dog chewed my make up bag one day...). My newer one came as part of this bridal palette: http://www.bellasugar.com/Coming-Soon-Nars-Bridal-Palette-1627673 I've used it daily for over a year and I barely see a dent in it.

I'm pretty pale and it looks very natural on me. I'm not sure how much it would show on darker complexions.

I also recently bought the Orgasm multiple stick as the only makeup I took on a holiday and I find it's not as good as the powder blush in terms of lasting coverage and it didn't really work well for eyes/lips, though it's a cool idea.

And tonight I tried the new Orgasm Illuminator at Sephora and it was lovely - though very subtle. http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P254215&categoryId=C10476

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 26 Jan 2010 12:47 AM
 31 Aug 2006
 Burnaby, BC
onecactus
WB Lurker
243
My reviews:

Eyeshadow:
I've been using Coastal Scents 88 warm palette and it was worth every penny (I bought it during its Black Friday sale). It's so versatile and I've been using it everyday for neutral/warm/natural looking eyeshadow combos.

Blush:
I've also been using Nars Orgasm blush for years. It's expensive but it lasts so long... my favorite blush of all time!

Primer:
I've been trying MAC's prep + prime primer (got a sample at their counter) and really like it. It doesn't make my skin break out, my makeup stays intact even after a long day, and no greasy/shine at the end of the day, and makes my face look flawless. I think I'll go buy it later this week.

Eyeliner:
MAC's liquidlast. Doesn't run down on me and it really lasts! It takes awhile to practice using its applicator though.

Foundation:
Clinique's perfectly real makeup works great. It's not oily, sheer (but can be build on for more coverage) and doesn't really cake on like other foundation does. I also use L'oreal true-match super blendable powder foundation when I'm on the run or am too lazy to apply foundation with a brush! I use to love Prescriptives foundation but they don't sell them near where I live anymore.

Concealer:
MAC's studio finish concealer for my undereye circles. Best product I've tried so far for my undereye circles... amazing coverage!

Mascara:
I've been using Fiberwig from Sephora and while I like that it adds length to my scarce, thin and short lashes, it doesn't really add volume for me. Anyone with recommendations on their favorite mascara product?

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 10 Feb 2010 11:25 AM
 13 Sep 2006
 Ottawa
eldender
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Maybe it is just me, but I think your eyelashes are nicer! Maybe get one of the combo ones with a lot of separation? Other than that, yours are gorgeous!

I bought this the other day:



I LOVE it! I knew in theory that it was probably a good thing to get, but I didn't realize how essential it is! Doing your nails is so annoying, after putting a few coats and a top coat your nails take HOURS to dry. And even then, they're not really completely hard until the next day. With this stuff it only takes 5 minutes!

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 10 Feb 2010 11:41 AM
 17 Dec 2009
canitbe
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AprilandAdam - I think you've got pretty nice eyelashes already! Nevertheless, I'll give you my secret. I've been trying many, many mascaras (both high-end and drugstore) but my all-time favorite is to use a couple of coats of Lash-Blast Length followed by a couple of coats of regular Lash Blast - sounds like a lot of work but the payoff is worth it. My lashes look like falsies!

I have a couple of reviews for you guys:

1) Smashbox Anti-Shine. I bit the bullet and splurged and have to say that this product is amazing. It feels weird and when it is drying but once the initial setting is done you can't feel it at all. And, boy does it work. I still have a bit of shine peaking in by the end of the day but overall it does a good job of keeping the oilies on my forehead at bay. I use it only on my forehead and chin and, since a little goes a long way, I think that the bottle will last me quite some time.

2) L'Oreal Telescopic mascara. This is the L'Oreal version of Givenchy's spike-ball brush mascara. I am on the fence with this one. Overall, the mascara does a pretty decent job lengthening and thickening once you get used to using the weird brush. However, it clumps VERY easily and I found that I always had to comb through with another mascara to de-clump and separate lashes. Also, the wand is long and collects the mascara so, if you don't hold the brush right, it will deposit globs of mascara along the other lashes. Also, it dries pretty quickly which makes layering difficult. That being said, it is awesome for bottom lashes and for getting those tiny lashes on the inner and outer corner of the eye. Overall, I prefer my LashBlasts so I'm not sure that I would buy it again. I will probably keep the brush and see how it works with other mascaras.

3) Clinique All About Eyes Concealer - I find this to be a very good concealer for under eye circles but I do find that it tends to settle into fine lines. I've had better sucess by layering small amounts to build it up rather than try to one application with a larger amount of product. That being said, it is not better than MAC Studio Finish and for that reason I wouldn't buy it again. However, I don't think I have to worry about that for a very long time - coverage, even buildable coverage, only takes the smallest amount of product so I think that the bottle will last me a long, long time.


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 10 Feb 2010 1:00 PM
 31 Oct 2008
Golightly
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Thought you ladies may like this:



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 18 Feb 2010 3:11 PM
 10 Nov 2003
 Seattle, WA
tatania199
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So, I tried the new Revlon HD Photo Ready foundation.



I'm pretty meh.

I don't have bad skin, but I do have very rosy skin and sometimes, flaky skin. I like foundation with enough coverage to, well, give me a good foundation for make up. I want to look even, but natural.

I've tried lots of foundations. My favourite, among high end and drugstore brands is Revlon Colorstay. It's got good coverage, has a matte finish (but not a dull, dry finish) and really does stay all day.

So, Photo Ready. It's lighter coverage and very blendable. The colour range isn't awesome, but I've heard it is going to get better. I wear a blend of the two lightest colours of Colorstay so I picked the second lightest (Vanilla, I think) Photo Ready after hearing that it is much lighter on than in the bottle. Um...yeah. Vanilla is what I would usually call ivory - too light even for my ghost-y self. I think I would need to blend again with the next colour up. I do like the bottle way better than Colorstay, by the way. It's a pump which I find lasts longer (because you aren't tainting the stuff in the bottle by contacting it directly) and you waste way less because you can control how much comes out.

I've heard and read that it's very shimmery. I don't find that, at all. Maybe a little more glow-y? But not really. I like the finish of it quite a bit.

The coverage is way lighter than Colorstay - it's a more sheer formula. Too sheer for me, but if you wanted a sheer-er, lighter-weight foundation than I think that would be a real plus.

However, I find it really emphasizes anything dry. My forehead looks all flaky and make-up-y. Blech. I've tried really hard to find a foundation that doesn't do that, and this is not the one.

Overall, I wasn't blown away by it, but think if you wanted something with lighter coverage, it might be a really good option. It's on sale at Shoppers for $16-ish.

So, there we go - it's a foundation that has gotten tons of chatter going on beauty blogs and such so I thought I'd share my impressions.

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 31 Oct 2012 11:59 PM
 30 Apr 2012
 buzzle.ca
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