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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 12:20

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im having an eyeliner problem - basically i have for years used the bourjois liner pinceau, and i love it, except now it seems to be out of stock everywhere i look.. boots online doesnt even have it listed and superdrug say its out of stock. i need to do another sweep of town this evening, but my mum cant find any at all in Reading :(

so question: are there any reputable online sites i could try? or can you recommend me a (shock horror) new liquid eyeliner to try?? i love the bourjois one because its got a really nice brush to use, and stays on all day without flaking..

ive seen bourjois do something called clubbing liquid eyeliner, is that sparkly or is it going to be the same? is the liner pinceau being phased out or something??

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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by let it ride » Wed Feb 03, 2010 21:25

I always use liquid eyeliner, and I've stuck with the Revlon Colorstay one for quite some time now, and it doesn't flake or anything, and it's very black!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Feb 03, 2010 23:26

snorkachu wrote:Oh! I wondered why every shop seemed to be sold out of that stuff, I thought they maybe had an irresistible offer on or something. Dammit, that's the best liquid eyeliner I've tried.
At the moment I'm using a Rimmel one as a substitute, but it's not that great - it does stay on quite well but you have to really layer it on to get it a good dark black because it's really watery.

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i went into boots in town after work and they had a whole little tray of liner pinceau! maybe i should stock up??
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by secret place » Fri Feb 05, 2010 03:21

let it ride wrote:I always use liquid eyeliner, and I've stuck with the Revlon Colorstay one for quite some time now, and it doesn't flake or anything, and it's very black!
oh, I totally second this! I swear it's the exact same formula as the mac liquid liner I used to wear. revlon even does the same black-with-hint-of-metallic-grey colour.

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Post by gumdrops+lollipops » Sat Feb 06, 2010 05:13

coloured mascara, anyone? I'm dark--olive (or something) but quite pale in the winter. dark, dark hair. lately the idea of coloured mascara (particularly red) appeals to me. please dissuade me if you think I'm becoming a teeny-bopper, teeny-goth, returning to the nineties, or some other such undesirable thing in expressing this vain crush on a cosmetic product.

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Post by secret place » Sun Feb 07, 2010 00:23

gumdrops+lollipops wrote:coloured mascara, anyone? I'm dark--olive (or something) but quite pale in the winter. dark, dark hair. lately the idea of coloured mascara (particularly red) appeals to me. please dissuade me if you think I'm becoming a teeny-bopper, teeny-goth, returning to the nineties, or some other such undesirable thing in expressing this vain crush on a cosmetic product.
I support this idea. I used to wear this one by urban decay in indigo, but was always really cautious that the rest of my makeup or outfit wasn't too over the top for fear I'd look clownish. they make a burgundy one, that sounds like it would suit your complexion.

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Post by cupcake_love » Tue Feb 09, 2010 21:42

does anyone know where to buy sephora in london? i couldn't find a shop using their store locator :(
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by let it ride » Tue Feb 09, 2010 23:37

Unfortunately, there are no Sephoras (aka heaven - I long for the day to go to one of the European, American or Canadian ones!) in this country.

Is there a particular brand you're interested in?
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Post by stolenwine » Wed Apr 14, 2010 05:44

i'm thinking of trying one of these as an alternative to the now discontinued (SADFACE!) virtual matte by prescriptives. anyone have any good/bad experiences with these? my main criteria is oil free and a good range of shades (so i can find a match!) spf would be a really good bonus too.

Smashbox High Definition Healthy FX Foundation SPF 15 http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.j ... goryId=B70

Shiseido The Makeup Dual Balancing Foundation SPF 17 http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.j ... goryId=B70

Estee Lauder Double Matte http://www.esteelauder.com/product/spp. ... CT_ID=2212

Makeup Forever HD Invisible Cover Foundation http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.j ... yId=C13402

Bobbi Brown Natural Finish Long Lasting Foundation SPF 15 http://www.bobbibrowncosmetics.com/temp ... =PROD15729
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by stolenwine » Sat Apr 17, 2010 02:13

i got the makeup forever hd invisible cover foundation today and the shade is a really good match and the foundation itself has a nice texture. woo! it also hasn't oxidized/turned darker on my face so far which is a good sign. still not as good as my prescriptives one and there's no spf, but it will definitely do for now.

the shiseido ones were too pink, the smashbox was a bit too thin in texture and estee lauder don't do the double matte ones anymore. still have to try the bobbi brown one but i'm relieved i got a pretty close match in another line at least!
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Post by Sylvie » Thu Apr 29, 2010 22:39

Bridal make up is confusing me. Most of it seems to be very safe and natural, with lots of neutral tones, which isn't "me". I've been thinking about my make up for the wedding and found some tutorials on YouTube:

Bridal make-up - ignore the model's crazy pout.

Zooey Deschanel look - probably without the dark pink lips - I like the eyes though. If I could actually look like Zooey Deschanel, then that would be perfect...

Pin-up look - I'm wondering if the liquid eyeliner look is too close to my everyday look?

I like them all for different reasons. Help!!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by caramarydaisy » Thu Apr 29, 2010 23:04

Sylvie wrote:Bridal make up is confusing me. Most of it seems to be very safe and natural, with lots of neutral tones, which isn't "me". I've been thinking about my make up for the wedding and found some tutorials on YouTube:

Bridal make-up - ignore the model's crazy pout.

Zooey Deschanel look - probably without the dark pink lips - I like the eyes though. If I could actually look like Zooey Deschanel, then that would be perfect...

Pin-up look - I'm wondering if the liquid eyeliner look is too close to my everyday look?

I like them all for different reasons. Help!!

i cant be bothered to watch those vids saz but zooey is hott, and im a massive fan of liquid eyeliner. perhaps go for a mix of the best bits that are going to suit you and that youll feel comfortable in? are you going to do it yrself or are you getting someone in?
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by Sylvie » Thu Apr 29, 2010 23:32

caramarydaisy wrote:i cant be bothered to watch those vids saz but zooey is hott, and im a massive fan of liquid eyeliner. perhaps go for a mix of the best bits that are going to suit you and that youll feel comfortable in? are you going to do it yrself or are you getting someone in?
I'm doing it myself as I always end up looking like a painted doll when other people do my make up. The Zooey one is my favourite I think, apart from the shiny fuschia lips and she does have very similar colouring to me.

I bought MAC Amplified lipstick in Chatterbox the other week, which is really cute.
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by magic tea » Sat May 01, 2010 15:22

That first chick does have the freakiest pout! I like the makeup though, it's glam but not overly so.

I have eyebrow envy of the Zoeey-alike. That, also, is lovely makeup (agreed on the lips).

They're my favourite two for wedding-face. The pin-up one is how I picture you in my head - I don't know, might that be a good thing? You don't want to look like someone else I guess!

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Post by String Bean Jen » Wed May 12, 2010 23:10

I cannot seem to find the full Amazing Cosmetics range here. :-( I use their concealer for my stupid purple undereyes as it's the best product I've found. I'm going to have to paypal my mom to send me a tube. If you use any thick but creamy concealers, let me know!
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Post by Sylvie » Thu May 13, 2010 13:58

String Bean Jen wrote:I cannot seem to find the full Amazing Cosmetics range here. :-( I use their concealer for my stupid purple undereyes as it's the best product I've found. I'm going to have to paypal my mom to send me a tube. If you use any thick but creamy concealers, let me know!
I use Bobbi Brown's creamy concealer, but on days when I need extra lightening I put a corrector on first. Both are quite thick and creamy and do the job for me (I get pretty dark circles under my eyes).

I now have all the MAC products for the Zooey look. Fingers crossed it'll look good!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by squirrelboutique » Thu May 13, 2010 14:29

That video you posted inspired me! I went to Sephora after getting my hair done last week and got a really nice light pink roll on blush and some Benefit Posietint. All the other lip stain things were too dark, but the Posietint is a nice light pink. I don't wear makeup that often, but with a little of those two things two shadows (Rice Paper and Sushi Flower) I've been getting lots of compliments. I still refuse to wear makeup every day though.
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Post by a layer of chips » Thu May 13, 2010 15:18

Sylvie wrote:
I use Bobbi Brown's creamy concealer
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by stolenwine » Tue Aug 10, 2010 19:54

so, i got told recently that i should get something called er...an eyelash perm. what the...? the girl said i had nice eyelashes but they are too straight, apparently, and a perm will sort them out. who even thinks of this stuff? "oh i know! let's invent a perm for eyelashes!"

doesn't mascara basically do the same thing anyway? without (as many) chemicals? maybe i'll get an eyelash curler. they always look really scary to me though. like surgical tools to poke your eyes out of their sockets.
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by stolenwine » Tue Aug 10, 2010 20:11

i guess the straightness of our eyelashes is the next cool thing to scrutinize and make money off of...i bet those perms ain't cheap!

i'd rather spend £9 on an eyelash curler!
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