Make-up?

Make-up?

Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Please tell me I am not the only person here who is grossly obsessed with make-up.
11/17/2009
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No you're not. You should see my collection. And that's after I severly pared it down.
11/17/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Yeah, I gave away almost 2 dozen items that I never use anymore (generally hand-me-downs from my sister that aren't pigmented enough for me, but work for my more neutral-oriented friends), including several eyeliners, shadow sticks, tons of sheer eyeshadows, a couple of clear lip glosses, and a blush or two. (You'll notice that stuff like my pigments and my lipsticks never leave me, LOL!)

And yet, I opened my pencil drawer today and thought, "Damn, I just do not have enough lip pencils in different colors!"

>_<
11/17/2009
EffinSara EffinSara
My collection may not rival yours in size, but I am constantly bothered by how much I have that I never, ever use. These days I'll just throw on some winged eyeliner and some mascara and I'm done.
11/17/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by EffinSara
My collection may not rival yours in size, but I am constantly bothered by how much I have that I never, ever use. These days I'll just throw on some winged eyeliner and some mascara and I'm done.
You could always pass the unused stuff on to a good home...::bats her eyelashes::
11/17/2009
EffinSara EffinSara
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Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
You could always pass the unused stuff on to a good home...::bats her eyelashes::
I'll take a look at what I have when I get back home next week and see what's there. I'll probably still hoard all of the MAC for Back2MAC, but I'd be happy to see things go to someone who would actually use them
11/17/2009
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Originally posted by EffinSara
I'll take a look at what I have when I get back home next week and see what's there. I'll probably still hoard all of the MAC for Back2MAC, but I'd be happy to see things go to someone who would actually use them
Yeah Back2MAC!!! That reminds me, I wonder how many empties I have right now.
11/17/2009
Tuesday Tuesday
I'm in the make-up obsession club too. So is my sister. If you want to look your best you have to be. It takes forever to find the perfect lipstick, eyeliner and mascara. I'm not sure there's a way to avoid a large pile of cast offs.
11/17/2009
Miss Cinnamon Miss Cinnamon
I used to be obsessed with makeup until I met my boyfriend. It's surprising how less necessary makeup felt when someone other than my mother said "You look fine without makeup. You don't need it." I still apply it on days when I want to feel 100% at my best, and I like how it looks. I'm just glad I don't feel like I have to put it on every morning any more. What can I say? I like to sleep in!
11/17/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
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Originally posted by EffinSara
I'll take a look at what I have when I get back home next week and see what's there. I'll probably still hoard all of the MAC for Back2MAC, but I'd be happy to see things go to someone who would actually use them
I ALWAYS forget about Back2MAC, probably because I don't buy a whole lot of MAC--I feel like many other cheaper products are just as good. Can't beat their eyeshadows if you're in to pressed shadows, though! (I just prefer pigments.)
11/17/2009
Sammi Sammi
I have very little. One each of blush, eye shadow, liner, and mascara. Although I do collect lipstick
11/17/2009
deceased deceased
Sometimes I do guyliner. I wouldn't call myself metrosexual. I wear a high and tight (military hair cut) and shave everyday, but I like a tiny little bit of eyeliner. ....and the weird thing is another guy showed me how to do it just right.
11/18/2009
EffinSara EffinSara
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Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
I ALWAYS forget about Back2MAC, probably because I don't buy a whole lot of MAC--I feel like many other cheaper products are just as good. Can't beat their eyeshadows if you're in to pressed shadows, though! (I just prefer pigments.)
I like their lipsticks, but the one thing I am totally in love with is their Fluidline pots. Compared to many other gel-based brush-on liners it is actually quite cheap, and it does exactly what I want.
11/18/2009
Sundae Sundae
Make-up is just ridiculously overpriced in Australia. Really, it's tough to get into anything more than drugstore brands without breaking the bank for a huge collection, so I order heaps of stuff online/from the US, especially MAC (which is like half the price!). I have a pretty extensive collection, but I don't really go all out everyday, I just like to spend a couple of hours getting ready when I go out and do something really fabulous for a night out on the town.
11/18/2009
Backseat Boohoo Backseat Boohoo
Quote:
Originally posted by EffinSara
I like their lipsticks, but the one thing I am totally in love with is their Fluidline pots. Compared to many other gel-based brush-on liners it is actually quite cheap, and it does exactly what I want.
My trick for eyeliner is to pull the lid down and over.

I prefer liquid liner, but fluidlines ARE nice. I also like to mix my pigments with a smidge of sealer to create colored liners with the same creamy texture.

And yeah, I've heard that stuff is ridiculously expensive in Australia. Damn being an island!!!
11/18/2009
deceased deceased
I don't like MAc, its all over the place, like McDonalds. It's the ME Too brand for the young set. Makeup Forever and NARS and Chanel and Christian Dior are of so much better quality and value. MAC is like a step up from Revlon. However, its relatively cheap and easy to find all over the world.

All the Aussies who come to Hawaii think everything is so much cheaper in Austrailia than Hawaii!!!
11/18/2009
Airen Wolf Airen Wolf
My skin is so grouchy that I have to use bare minerals or nothing at all...my guys prefer when I don't use anything. I was taught how to do the whole "natural nude" look and it complements my face so I usually look like I have nothing on even when I do.
01/09/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
I like wearing make up, but the heat in Florida usually melts it off me. I try to keep it light (just powder, shadow, eye liner, and lipstick) so I won't feel like I'm wearing stage make up when I do (spent too many years in the theatre).

A friend once remarked that I should get the bumper strip that says 'Well today was a TOTAL waste of make up!' because of how rarely I do try to wear it (and how plans I wear it for never work out). I'm not into brands, just as long as the color works on me, doesn't irritate the skin, and is easily accessible.

I think the big question should be - shimmers or mattes? (Shimmers remind me too much of theatre make up, so I prefer mattes.)
01/09/2010
Carrie Ann Carrie Ann
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Originally posted by Chilipepper
I like wearing make up, but the heat in Florida usually melts it off me. I try to keep it light (just powder, shadow, eye liner, and lipstick) so I won't feel like I'm wearing stage make up when I do (spent too many years in the theatre). ...
Oh lord, don't get me started on shimmers. SO much make up is shimmery these days and I am getting too old for shimmer. It makes my wrinkles look more wrinkly! Even the base I bought last, made for older skin, has a freaking shimmer to it. Just what I want! Glitter to highlight my laugh lines!
01/09/2010
Adriana Ravenlust Adriana Ravenlust
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Originally posted by deceased
I don't like MAc, its all over the place, like McDonalds. It's the ME Too brand for the young set. Makeup Forever and NARS and Chanel and Christian Dior are of so much better quality and value. MAC is like a step up from Revlon. However, its ...
I wish I could say Mac is cheap LOL
01/10/2010
Raven Raven
I have pared down the quantity of make-up I own quite a bit. What I wear daily is foundation, a very small amount of blush, a little eyeliner pencil on the bottom smudged a bit and mascara. And since I have never been able to appreciate the feel of regular lipstick, I apply a small amount of color with a lip pencil and smooth it out with my finger. No waxiness or stickiness, and very kissable.
01/10/2010
Liz2 Liz2
I am obsessed by make-up. It probably takes me 30 min. to take care of everything. My b/f says I don't really need it but I know he enjoys it but most of all I enjoy it. Sometimes difficult when I work out and some things run due to perspiration.
01/11/2010
Victoria Victoria
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Originally posted by Liz2
I am obsessed by make-up. It probably takes me 30 min. to take care of everything. My b/f says I don't really need it but I know he enjoys it but most of all I enjoy it. Sometimes difficult when I work out and some things run due to perspiration.
I have to say, I never understood make up at the gym. You know you're going to sweat...and I would just worry that my sweaty open pores would get clogged by the make up and cause a break out. Has that ever happened to you?
01/11/2010
ArmyWife Kira ArmyWife Kira
Obsessed here as well! I used to work for MAC a few years ago. It's a fun place to work! I have about 3 or 4 years of Back2Mac saved that I need to turn in. I don't wear makeup as much as I used to but I still thoroughly enjoy putting it on myself and others!
01/11/2010
Jill Ingoff Jill Ingoff
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Originally posted by Backseat Boohoo
Please tell me I am not the only person here who is grossly obsessed with make-up.
i love makeup! some of you should get on makeupalley.. i like to swap for makeup, it keeps things from getting boring :o)
01/11/2010
deceased deceased
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
I have to say, I never understood make up at the gym. You know you're going to sweat...and I would just worry that my sweaty open pores would get clogged by the make up and cause a break out. Has that ever happened to you?
OMG! I work out late at night and there are Japanese and Filipina women who are heavily made up (the cholo look is big with Filipinas) and wearing microshorts and little flash dance t shirts. They don't work out though. They carry their owner's cell phone, towel and water bottle.This one spent about an hour watching me on and off. I'm like the only pale, blondish looking person in the free weight area. Its always so hot in that gym even before you start working out, I can see why they never move off their stool. Its even hotter in there than outdoors (which is always 88 to 100 in the day, eighty something at night)
If you go before 11 pm, there are some women with makeup doing cardio. Some never sweat. They are really skinny. That's amazing.I mean I lift twice their body weight for sets.And they have long hair. I have a crewcut and its sweaty. Then there are the Emo boys who look like women, except they have no hips or breasts or muscles. They all have highly stylized hair and sometimes makeup.They just hang in corners and text each other and go home in an hour or to a karaoke club. They do not have ornamental women to hold their towels.They have no use for towels. But they are pretty enough to be towel girls (or boys). I want one of these. I was talking with my friend after a basketball game on how you get your own "gym slave". He said try Craig'slist.

So anyone out there in Hawaii, I'm looking for a gym slave who will wear lipstick and hold my huge water bottle. PS, I'm the one who looks like a shorter version of Dolph Lundgren.


My best friend and I used to go shopping at places we could not afford to buy things at like the new Nordstroms. I was always pairing up ties and showing him what I would wear if I had a job that did not involve blood and a name tag. Then we would get thrown out of the grooming section. He's like "Dude, this is my eye cream, you should use some" "I'd be like "this is Angel for men" He'd be like don't spray me my Mom won't be able to breathe and she'll think I'm gay." I'm like "Dude, You're 44 and you haven't had a date in nine years, she already thinks you're gay and you wear hockey skirts". "They are Utility Kilts". Then I'm like "dude, this is the best shave lotion, if you are going to wear a skirt, you should shave your legs". So then the salesmen comes out because we are a bit loud, and he was wearing makeup. So we ran.The closest I got to wearing makeup was dating a model who was always trying her NARS products out on my face. She wore makeup to the gym. She wore makeup to bed, the fire alarm went off and she rescued her makeup.
01/11/2010
Liz2 Liz2
Quote:
Originally posted by Victoria
I have to say, I never understood make up at the gym. You know you're going to sweat...and I would just worry that my sweaty open pores would get clogged by the make up and cause a break out. Has that ever happened to you?
Not really as I "scrub" my face thoroughly every night. I do kickboxing and I do sweat and my eye make-up sometimes runs (have to plan my eye make-up, but sometimes I forget) A shower at home afterwards feels so good and seems to restore my complexion.
01/12/2010
Chilipepper Chilipepper
Misha's A - I just couldn't stop laughing - everything is so true, and your perspective just makes it even funnier! (By the way, would you care to have a towel boy who'll also work out with you? I've got this friend out in Tennessee ...)

I knew a guy in high school who wore eyeliner. He came from a very strait-laced Mormon family, and they never noticed the eyeliner (or the facts that he wore tight jeans, was in drama, owned a powder blue tux, etc). In fact, one of my fond memories of him was a field trip to O-Town to see 'Phantom of the Opera' and he was trying to put his eyeliner on in the bus and I had to hold the mirror for him. I'm surprised he didn't poke his eye out, but he said he had 'practice'. I wasn't sure what to think of a guy who knew how to put on make up better than I did ...
01/12/2010
El-Jaro El-Jaro
~bump~

Cynthia keeps threatening me with eyeliner if I fall asleep on her.
06/06/2010
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