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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by Sylvie » Thu Nov 05, 2009 11:31

let it ride wrote:thanks gina... i've had a look on their website but it's actually not chunky and big enough glitter bits. i want stars and sticks and things. i don't know why i want it so much suddenly, but i do!
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Post by String Bean Jen » Thu Nov 05, 2009 13:58

let it ride wrote:i remember selfridges having done something like it once, because when i collected nail polishes, my godmother brought me some AMAZING glitter stick nail polish from selfridges with her.
You don't remember the brand?

The mention of Barry M. has reminded me of their glitter + colour nail polishes. I have the red one and it looks gorgeous. A vivid red + (small) glitter throughout. Like Ruby Red Slippers by Lush (and Dorothy's shoes!). But, my word is it a nightmare to get off. I haven't worn it in about a year because I thought I might break my nails trying to scrape that shit off. Dang. Bet that big chunky glitter polish is easier to remove.
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by let it ride » Thu Nov 05, 2009 14:22

Sylvie wrote:
let it ride wrote:thanks gina... i've had a look on their website but it's actually not chunky and big enough glitter bits. i want stars and sticks and things. i don't know why i want it so much suddenly, but i do!
http://www.fragrancedirect.co.uk/NYX/NY ... vt/0017023
thanks ladies for your help!

jen, i really don't! but the stuff in the link above is PERFECT. i shall order some now! thanks so much sarah, whenever i googled it i only seemed to be able to find things for nail technicians rather than polishes and things.

yay!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by String Bean Jen » Fri Nov 06, 2009 13:32

let it ride wrote:
thanks ladies for your help!

jen, i really don't! but the stuff in the link above is PERFECT. i shall order some now! thanks so much sarah, whenever i googled it i only seemed to be able to find things for nail technicians rather than polishes and things.

yay!
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I might join you in this polish overload, Astrid. Wonder how hard it is to get these bits of yr nails, though!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by let it ride » Fri Nov 06, 2009 13:55

i do know that glitter sometimes gets very gritty on your nails, but the larger bits are usually easy to get off in my experience.

i love make-up! i keep a journal of fabulous tips and things i see in magazines, and then i write down next to it how i can "get the look" with what I have so that i remember for later, haha. like my own ultimate beauty magazine or something, with inspirational pictures and tips for sections like "bright lips", "focus on eye make-up" "hair" "luminous skin" etc. etc.

...

i know it's kind of sad, haha.
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by magic tea » Fri Nov 06, 2009 19:29

I have a glorious selection of Barry M glittery polishes (rarely worn, mostly when I want seizure-tastic nails for gigs or whatever). They're pretty cheap and last a long time.

Guys (girls!) I need lipstick help. I just went blonde, partly so that I can wear big bright red lipstick, but I have ridiculous rosy cheeks so need to find a shade that looks right and not silly. How do I do that? I'm a bit too nervous to ask someone in a shop "hi I have a stupid face can you help please?" so...what kind of shade of red should I look for?

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Post by Carys » Fri Nov 06, 2009 19:50

I've only just started wearing make-up really, so I'm having a make-up lesson from the Benefit counter at Selfridge's. I hope it goes okay - I'm kinda nervous! I want some decent liquid eyeliner but I can't put the stuff on for shit.

Tragically, I've been watching YouTube tutorials on how to put makeup on. I want a nice vintage look but - most importantly - I want something to conceal the shadows under my eyes. I've got some Erase Paste but it's not totally doing the job...

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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by let it ride » Fri Nov 06, 2009 22:37

Cherry Darling wrote:I've only just started wearing make-up really, so I'm having a make-up lesson from the Benefit counter at Selfridge's. I hope it goes okay - I'm kinda nervous! I want some decent liquid eyeliner but I can't put the stuff on for shit.

Tragically, I've been watching YouTube tutorials on how to put makeup on. I want a nice vintage look but - most importantly - I want something to conceal the shadows under my eyes. I've got some Erase Paste but it's not totally doing the job...
There's no shame in watching make-up tutorials on YouTube! There are some truly amazing artists on there, and I love getting inspiration by watching it. Also, for some weird reason, it's really calming and nice to see someone else blabbering on and putting on their make-up, haha. Maybe that's odd. Good luck in your lesson though, I'm sure you'll be fine! Just don't feel like you have to buy too much. I love MAC's Select Cover Up concealer range, because they literally do any texture you can imagine. It's lovely!

Lauren, I tried googling to see if there were any tips, but if I were you, I really would just go to, for example, a MAC counter, because they have so many different shades. You could always just ask what shade of red they think would go well with your skintone, or mention that you get rosy cheeks. Most of them that I have met are really lovely and friendly. They're how I found my favourite concealer.

I find it's too specific to just say "No warm shades on you!" etc. because I have lipsticks from all colour families that I love (and I've bought what I thought would be safe bets before that looked all wrong). I know it's boring advice, but I'd just try and ask some girls at the counters what they think, and not one with one or two shades of red because they'll just want you to buy one of them. What I do sometimes if there only are manky testers around, is just hold the lipstick up next to my mouth. It usually gives some indication to me at least and is better than nothing.

Or just buy some cheap Boots ones or something and play around!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by magic tea » Sat Nov 07, 2009 12:21

I'm going to man up and ask someone! Thanks!

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Post by let it ride » Sat Nov 07, 2009 23:26

Ah, while browsing Temptalia for the first time in ages just now, I saw that she's doing "Scarlet Season" going through her favourite reds, so there are tons of posts on it already:
http://www.temptalia.com/category/featu ... n-red-lips

I got the Nyx nail polish delivered this morning. The silver thread polish is perfect, one coat was great but two, and my nails are officially in (discreet) tinseltown. Loving it!

But what was meant to be the gold version is a very warm/slightly orange pure glitter polish. I'm not happy with that, so I think I'll write fragrancedirect.co.uk and see what's going on. Amazingly quick delivery though!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by Sylvie » Wed Nov 11, 2009 15:37

I thought one of you girls could help me out with something I'm looking for. I'd quite like one or two eye palettes; one to achieve smudgy brown eyes and another for sultry, smokey eyes. I know there are tons out there, but I'm after something that is cream rather than powder if possible. How do people get on with eye primer and powder as opposed to the cream? Does it stay in place and make the colour vibrant? I'm stuck between a powder palette and primer and finding a cream one (needle in a haystack).

I recently bought this eye pencil in green, which is more like teal than green. It's brilliant! It goes on smoothly, stays on and the colour is amazing. Is all No7 stuff this good?
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Nov 11, 2009 15:43

magic tea wrote:I have a glorious selection of Barry M glittery polishes (rarely worn, mostly when I want seizure-tastic nails for gigs or whatever). They're pretty cheap and last a long time.

Guys (girls!) I need lipstick help. I just went blonde, partly so that I can wear big bright red lipstick, but I have ridiculous rosy cheeks so need to find a shade that looks right and not silly. How do I do that? I'm a bit too nervous to ask someone in a shop "hi I have a stupid face can you help please?" so...what kind of shade of red should I look for?
best bright red lipstick ive found is rimmel, red diva. i smudge it onto my cheeks too for extra rosyness and bright red.. its what im wearing in countless facebook photos where ive got bright red lips if you want an idea..
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by caramarydaisy » Wed Nov 11, 2009 15:44

Cherry Darling wrote:I've only just started wearing make-up really, so I'm having a make-up lesson from the Benefit counter at Selfridge's. I hope it goes okay - I'm kinda nervous! I want some decent liquid eyeliner but I can't put the stuff on for shit.

Tragically, I've been watching YouTube tutorials on how to put makeup on. I want a nice vintage look but - most importantly - I want something to conceal the shadows under my eyes. I've got some Erase Paste but it's not totally doing the job...

id recommend bourjous liquid eyeliner.. its a really good consistency so doesnt go thin when you put it on, and it doesnt crack so stays on all day. i love it.
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by obo-bobolina » Thu Nov 12, 2009 16:35

Red lipstick can be so tricky, Lauren. I have always struggled to find the right shade as most tend to look too purpley on me and turn me into a goth, when on most people they look lovely and scarlet. Last year for Sam & Lisa's wedding I found a Lancome lip liner called rouge tulipe that is perfect though, and this summer I managed to track down a Chanel lipstick (that I posted about previously) and it is wonderful on account of being proper 1940s red with no purpley tones to it what so ever. Good luck finding one that's right for you. Be sure to try it on your lips and leave it for a while before deciding so that your skin chemistry can do it's thing - loads of reds look fine on me at first then start to look crap ten minutes later. And check it out in natural light not just shop lights. Makes a huge difference.
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by let it ride » Thu Nov 12, 2009 20:35

Sylvie wrote:I thought one of you girls could help me out with something I'm looking for. I'd quite like one or two eye palettes; one to achieve smudgy brown eyes and another for sultry, smokey eyes. I know there are tons out there, but I'm after something that is cream rather than powder if possible. How do people get on with eye primer and powder as opposed to the cream? Does it stay in place and make the colour vibrant? I'm stuck between a powder palette and primer and finding a cream one (needle in a haystack).

I recently bought this eye pencil in green, which is more like teal than green. It's brilliant! It goes on smoothly, stays on and the colour is amazing. Is all No7 stuff this good?
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Urban Decay Smoke Out kits, which come in black, deep green, or brown
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Too Faced Naturals Palette:
http://www.toofaced.com/product_templat ... cat_id=139
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by Woodbine » Thu Nov 12, 2009 21:22

Sylvie wrote:I thought one of you girls could help me out with something I'm looking for. I'd quite like one or two eye palettes; one to achieve smudgy brown eyes and another for sultry, smokey eyes. I know there are tons out there, but I'm after something that is cream rather than powder if possible. How do people get on with eye primer and powder as opposed to the cream? Does it stay in place and make the colour vibrant? I'm stuck between a powder palette and primer and finding a cream one (needle in a haystack).

I recently bought this eye pencil in green, which is more like teal than green. It's brilliant! It goes on smoothly, stays on and the colour is amazing. Is all No7 stuff this good?
I'm not massively up on eyeshadow so I can't help you much there - I've never got on with cream but that might be because I haven't put anything on underneath it.

I've found all the No. 7 stuff I've had to be pretty good apart from their powder which inexplicably smells of sick.
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by Woodbine » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:23

These limited edition things are so cute I'm going to have to buy a couple - yes, completely sold on the packaging alone.

http://www.asos.com/Bourjous/Cat/pgecat ... x?cid=1451
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by magic tea » Sat Nov 21, 2009 12:57

Thank you all for red lips advice! Are you allowed to try lipstick on in shops? I never know.
Sylvie wrote:
I recently bought this eye pencil in green, which is more like teal than green. It's brilliant! It goes on smoothly, stays on and the colour is amazing. Is all No7 stuff this good?
The powder eyeshadow palettes and nailpolishes are great, I think. As are most of the mascaras (there's one with a coloured plastic wand that isn't much cop though), which work really well if you're looking for fuller and a bit more length effect. The face powder and foundation not as good as Benefit, but still pretty good. The crazy green stuff to make your face not be so red? Not very good! I get on far better with the yellow Benefit stick that I wax lyrical about to anyone who'll listen.

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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by stolenwine » Sun Dec 13, 2009 20:38

hq hair has 25% off if you use the discount code save25. unfortunately, all the stuff i want seems to be sold out!
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Re: makeup and cosmetics

Post by let it ride » Sun Dec 13, 2009 22:27

they often are sold out, which is a shame! i kinda wish i had something to buy from there now.

i bought a hella expensive dior lipsticky thing which is called serum du rouge which is really amazing and moisturising but with a lot of colour and no stickiness. it's so so so pretty and good!

i'm getting increasingly dull in my make-up choices. it's champagne eyeshadow, liquid eyeliner, mascara, cream eyeliner on the waterline, a bit of high beam and a bit of pink blush, with a strong lip colour in either a red or a pink or berry shade. well, with a really light foundation + concealer.

OH! i do have to say: benefit browzings: i am crushing so hard. what a great purchase! just like high beam i can tell it's going to last me for eons. and it's brow heaven. mmmm.
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