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Old makeup thread is gone gone gonzo.

I'm in the market for a purple glitter lip topper/gloss for a cosplay. Considering the two in pic related right now. I'd like some opinions.

>refuse to buy from Lime Crime, so Diamond Crushers are out
>no, I won't use an eyeshadow on my lips, idc if it's cheaper

Let's gab about makeup, gulls.
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>>9713281
>no, I won't use an eyeshadow on my lips, idc if it's cheaper
Good on you for not being a dumbass. I can't stand people who recommend unsafe make-up practices and present they are ~hacks~

Unfortunately, I'm a classic lolita so I don't have much in the way of glitter ecommendations.

If you are interested in DIY, mica /is/ lip-safe according to the FDA. you could perhaps buy some loose powder and mix it with a clear gloss to get the desired effect.
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>>9713281
please recommend your blackest, smoothest liquid or gel eyeliners. i have a graveyard of 5 or so drugstore liquid eyeliners rn that are either inconsistent in pigment or texture, and it's breaking my bank to keep guessing which brands work best.
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>>9713305
>unsafe make-up practices
Not OP, but how is using eyeshadow on the lips unsafe?
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>>9713316
Not every pigment, additive, etc that's safe to use in the eye area is safe for the lip area. You can do some research to see if what's in the product you are using is, but they are not universally cross compatible
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>>9713306
I know a lot of people who swear by stila
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>>9713306
Kat Von D Trooper

I was you anon. This fixed everything.
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>>9713281
What do you think about contouring in lolita make up? How can this be used to soften and cuten instead of sharpening like it seems to do?
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>>9713306
NYX Epic Ink Eyeliner. I've used KVD and Stila and this is pretty much a dupe for KVD's brush tip, and has a smooth black formula. I didn't like Stila's as much because it's a felt tip.
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What's your favorite brand for blush? I'm ready to graduate from drug store brands and want to pick up a cute pink-y shade and a peachy shade. Ideally, the less highlight the better because I have crappy skin texture.
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>>9713324
>>9713329
>>9713332
thanks, gulls. i guess i'll try the NYX one since it's the most accessible. i appreciate it
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>>9713334
I've had good experiences with tarte, particularly their peach and pink tones. They have both matte and shimmer colors-their matte has no highlight at all in my experience.
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I'm a retard when it comes to makeup, can someone point me towards the right brand(s) I should look at for foundation/concealer? My skin is pretty neutral with a very slight orange undertone. Tends to get both slightly dry and/or oily, but usually neither are particularly bad.
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>>9713332
Wait i thought kvd was a felt tip? (Never tried one though)
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>>9713329
I can never get eyeliner pens to work. The applicator seems to dry up almost instantly. Am I doing something wrong?
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>>9713331
Western contouring when its obvious reeeeally clashes with the soft, cute aesthetic. I don't think there's really a good way of doing it. Highlighting is fine, but nothing to sharpen your features. Unless you're doing boystyle I guess.
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>>9713374
Store it upside down with the pen pointing downwards if you're not doing that already.
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>>9713369
it's a brush tip
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>>9713329
That one does not work for me. Damn hooded oily lids.
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>>9713350
Urban Decay has a purple glitter topcoat.

http://www.ulta.com/vice-special-effects-long-lasting-water-resistant-lip-topcoat?productId=xlsImpprod15771057&sku=2507761&cmpid=PS_Non!google!Product_Listing_Ads&cagpspn=pla&CATCI=pla-195002433630&CAAGID=23977609350&CAWELAID=330000200001138918&catargetid=330000200000762842&cadevice=m&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI18Ozkbzx1wIVw4qzCh37dw_QEAQYAyABEgLBEfD_BwE
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>>9713369
the "tattoo liner" is brush while "ink linker" is felt
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>>9713281
Kat von D Eleverlasting Glimmer Veil in Televator
Makeup Mosters has a lip topper called Chakra but it's out of stock atm, but they're have good stuff when it's available and a good indie brand to support
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>>9713331
Depends on your substyle. For sweet it's probably a no go, same with softer classic. In general to get a soft look you want to focus more on blush than sculpting your cheekbones. I think for gothic having sharper features is good. You don't want the same soft rosy almost childlike look for gothic that you go for with sweet. OTT gothic especially is quite theatrical.

Full on Kardashian cream contour probably would never work but powder contour and highlight to define the cheekbones etc. is useful to slim your face and add colour and definition. I think it's more about doing what looks best on your face than trying to copy a specific look because what works for some bone structures,eye shapes etc. can look totally wrong on others. Also it depends on the overall vibe of your coord. I don't think there's really a 100% right way to do it every time because lolita as a whole is all about balance. Makeup is a part of that and too harsh contouring can throw the whole coord balance off, the way no makeup at all does.
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>>9713331
I think it should be very subtle, and you don't want to go for an instagram model look. I think contouring to slightly soften the appearance of the nose or a sharp chin would be okay. I wouldn't do anything extreme though.
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How do I know I've put enough makeup on to not be ita?
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>>9713389
>>9713450
I think it's a combination of this unfortunately.
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>>9713305
I usually buy indie eyeshadows and they usually explicitly statr whether it's lip safe it not.
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>>9713483
You're replying to eyeliner anon. OP is topcoat anon.
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>>9713604
I don't know if I would call that "eyeshadow"... It's just loose mica at that point.
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I literally spent like thirty minutes at Sephora with someone trying to color match my foundation, only to have the chick pull the same like three shades that were too pale or too yellow.
I wanted to upgrade my makeup but I guess I’ll be sticking to my cheap ass Maybeline Fit Me. But hey I like it and it’s like ten bucks soooo
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>>9713672
How I'd recommend getting foundation matches is doing some research on ones that are supposed to be similar to what you match then getting free samples from Sephora and taking them home to try. Do your best to match at store, waiting for them to potentially oxidize, then get the small sample tubs that are good for 1-3 wears and take them home to try full face. Of course try to make sure it's a makeup type you like, matte or skin-like or whatever.

Doing the searching yourself tends to take out the incorrect assumptions of the workers in my experience. They always grabbed makeup far too dark for me or of the very wrong undertone. People tend to only know their skintone unless they're more experienced working with a variety of people I'm guessing.

Maybe find a Youtuber who is close to your skin color / skin type and see what they recommend. For example I looked at a lot of Thataylaa's videos and based on the foundations I tried I figured out she was a bit darker than me but of a similar neutral undertone. Any time a foundation was too pale for her it might work for me, and although we had different skin types I could generally figure out how they'd work on me.

Took me about two years to finally settle on a makeup I really like after lots of experimenting, was actually something I tried last year and I came back to after realizing I really did like it in the end if I just mixed in some white and used a concealer I started using earlier this year. Since it sounds like you're a normal skintone you might either be overwhelmed by choices or get a good result very quickly, there's lots of foundations I hear amazing things about that I don't even try because the lightest shade is waaay too dark.

You're just at the beginning of the foundation search, you'll get your dream foundation someday!

(Sorry for the mini-essay from this pale anon, I just know the frustration of searching endlessly for foundation and thought I'd offer my two cents.)
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Any recommendations for good CF (preferably vegan!!) foundation for normal/dry skin? I was so excited for fenty till I put it on and it made my face sad
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>>9713364
Bourjois Healthy Mix is a good one.
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>>9713331
Don't contour, only highlight. It'll keep your face shape more soft and round.

Unless you have manjaw, then you can contour to round it out a little more instead of being square.
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>>9713691
I really like BH cosmetics, for the price. Not everything they sell is vegan/CF, but every item is clearly labeled on the page (plus if the items are multi-use / eye AND lip safe or not). If the entire company not being CF is a dealbreaker tho, avoid.

>They also still have their cyber monday sales going on til the end of today WST
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>>9713329
Just to add my experience, mine was absolute shit. It was super watery. no matter how much I shook it, it would never get any darker than light grey. It was also super dry and dragged my eyelids. In the end I just threw it away, never buying that shit again.
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>>9713718
>I really like BH cosmetics

Same. Their lipsticks are among my favorites.
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>>9713718
Ahh I appreciate the info, but CF is definitely a deal breaker!! I actually really like the too faced foundation but am looking for something entirely CF
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>>9713281
That Unicorn Snot product is literally for children. I'd go for the NYX one.
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>>9714403
I'm a huge CF fag and I'm not sure what that anon is talking about because BH is Leaping Bunny certified and doesn't sell in China. They clearly label their vegan products as well.

Stila pulled out of China and regained their CF status, plus they aren't owned by a non-CF corporation like Loreal or Estee Lauder either. Their foundation is supposed to be nice, I've been thinking about trying it out myself.
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>>9713281
Don't feel like checking the colors right now but the Urban Decay Vice special effects lip toppers are really nice. I have a burgundy glitter one and the staying power is really fantastic. As for gloss, I'm a fan of Buxom's.
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>>9713281
FierceMagenta on Etsy
They have a ton of different glitter lip glosses. If you can't decide do one of their sample packs. I did one of 2 sticks and 3 glosses and You get lipsticks about the size of those thin white chap sticks that are vanilla or cherry flavored, and the glosses come in a twist top jar about half the size of a lush lip scrub.
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>>9713672
That's unfortunate, my sephora girl matched my shade exactly but I'm pretty sure she was a color specialist. I think most if not all Sephora girls are "trained" to color match but they also have the girls who get extra training in makeup (or "color"). You can also book a free 15 minute consultation for a color specialist to color match and apply your foundation for you. No pressure to buy, just explain that you need to see how it wears throughout the day.

You can also try getting color matched at MAC and use foundation matrixes online to find your shade in other brands.
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>>9713702
Thanks senpai, their tones look pretty good for me. Will check them out and see if I can find a good match.
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>>9713672
I got stuck with a shitty two faced foundation that made me look like a yellow fucking alien. I had people talk shit to my face about it directly in front of me when I used it. Never use sephora for foundation matching. Ask them to match you to a specific brand you know isn't totally retarded.
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>>9713305
Usually this shit is stupid as hell, but I tried Nars liquid blush as eyeshadow after reading this and I really really loved it. It's subtle but looks amazing, and it stayed put great on my oily lids with no primer or anything. Obviously it's not going to work with every brand but if you have a liquid blush that's free of ingredients that are bad for eye skin then it can make a gorgeous effect. Nars also makes a Multiple stick that's meant to serve as color for pretty much any part of the face, so theirs might be the most versatile; too bad I can't afford their shit hahahaha (the blush I had was a sample).
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>>9714995
Red dyes are among some of the most notorious culprits for eye irritation. So while its great that your liquid blush worked as eyeshadow, it is could still cause problems for someone else. It is better to use products as intended to avoid problems with irritation or cross contamination.
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>>9714995
Inglot has a great red cream eyeliner on Amazon for $15. It's long lasting on my oily lids unlike the red liquid liner from NYC.
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>>9715062
>it is could still cause problems for someone else

No shit, Sherlock, this is true of literally any cosmetic, skin care product, or beauty practice under the sun.
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>>9713306
I have tried Stila, love it!! But I finish it so fast... I've been trying other liquid eyeliners but none as good as stila. Too Faced makes a really good one that replaced stila for a while!

I also have a "cheap day makeup" which is the makeup I wear when I don't have work/anywhere important to be, and for those days I use Elf's liquid eyeliner. The only downside, it smudges easily!! But for a couple bucks, not so bad!!
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>>9714995
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Holika-Holika-Piece-Matching-Shadow-jelly-2g-/282432004544?var=&hash=item41c24261c0
Their eyeshadows hold really well and it's one of the few red eyeshadows I've been able to find.
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>>9714995
I bought Sugarpill's Love+ on sale. True vibrant red and totally worth it.

>>9713450
Dollywink or Kate 24hr Tattoo. No exceptions.
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>>9714322
Speaking of BH, OP should check out pic related.
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Makeup newbie here, what do you think about Shop Miss A product? I don't expect brand quality for the price but is it at least usable and not totally garbage?
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I want to try out white false eyelashes for a white haired female character i'm going to cosplay. How do I make sure it doesn't look weird af or do you think I should just stick with black lashes?
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>>9715741
The small ones look about as "normal" as white lashes can possibly look. If it's accurate to the character, go for it.

Found these here: https://www.ebay.com/i/152199181114?chn=ps
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>>9715734
Can't say about what quality they are, because I have never bought any, but I can predict what quality they might be at these prices. Keep in mind that they still have to make profit.
Their sources are most likely two: wholesale and batches of cosmetics that couldn't be sold under the brand they have been made for (e.g. bad quality, wrong proportions of ingredients, short expiration date, factory producing after hours using leftover, expired, or lower(ed) quality material, etc.). For wholesale they would have to buy really big batches, and not of the greatest quality. For the rest, they are just too low quality for normal sale.
I'm a newbie, and am also overwhelmed by the prices in brand stores, but I for sure wouldn't buy anything from Shop Miss A, even if the prices might be tempting.
If you really want to try them out, I would avoid anything that goes on or near your lips and eyes.
And definitely do not buy non-cosmetics products from them, like brushes or jewellery. You never know how fucked up they have to be to be this cheap. I have ran into a review of a brush infested with cockroach eggs. Regarding jewellery, it might contain dangerous metals, and they are open about it containing nickel.

I would rather buy cosmetics from China. They are more than $1, but it shows how much it has to cost to produce and export such a product. If they were produced in US, they would have to be much more expensive.
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>>9715734
I've never had a problem with them, especially with their own line they make. Just do test swatches to see if it bugs your skin. There is pretty good pigment on them and they list all the ingredients on the items.
Their brushes are fine I've never had a problem with them, I got the elf ones they had though.
The nail polishes are trash though.
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>>9715801
Thanks for the reply. I'm so grossed out by the brush infested with bug eggs, do you still have a link for the review per chance? I'm curious.
Luckily I only ordered an highlighter and some lip gloss with good reviews, but now I'm scared to try out the gloss.
>>9715814
Thanks! I'll do test swatches just in case, better safe than sorry.
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>>9716065
Found it here https://www.sitejabber.com/reviews/shopmissa.com#141
It was really probably the only one that was so horrible. Most of them are about extremely long shipping times, items not being delivered, orders being incorrect or items broken.
They will also not refund shipping fees, on which they seem to make quite a bunch of money. And since shipping is so expensive, they subconsciously make you order a lot of stuff, at which point you might be better off spending these $30 or $50 on good quality brand products, instead of a bunch of crap.

I don't think you should be worried about the products you have bought, just test them as >>9715814 recommends, and check the label, if it's not expired or something.

For jewellery, it can leave green stains on skin if it contains copper, and black ones for sterling silver. Mentioning that, since one of reviews complains about that. Regarding nickel, it can cause allergic reaction for some people.
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>>9716106
Thanks a lot. Being from Europe the shipping fees quickly got expensive, and with that review I'm glad I did a small order.
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Hey gulls. I have a super oily t zone and despite using primer and setting powder and setting spray, my makeup will be flawless all day except for on the sides of my nose and the center of my forehead. I have a good skincare routine that helps my acne, but I'm hesitant to incorporate anymore drying/acidic products to my routine since other than my t zone, the rest of my skin is fine. Help?
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>>9715741
Use a white mascara to help blend your real lashes in. If you wanna go whole hog get a white eyeliner if you dont think you can get close enough to the root of your lash.
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>>9715801
Please do not buy cosmetics from China jfc. Safety regulations are so shit here, not even we buy cosmetics from Chinese companies.
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Hello! I'm a complete noob when it comes to make up but I would like to start wearing it more.
Are there any tutorials you could recommend for a toned down gothic lolita appropriate look?
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>>9714422
Yeah, I looked at some Youtube swatches and it's . . . not good. Pic related.

>>9714539
Now THAT'S more like it!
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>>9719297
I think that's the color I bought (the etsy shop one) and it looks good with 1 layer, but their photo is about 4 layers worth of the gloss. Also you'll have to re-apply about ever hour with the gloss to keep that amount of glitter.
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>>9713306
Dolly Wink! That shit last for ever and ever, is very easy to apply and does never ever smudge.
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You can’t buy the lash glue that comes with Dollywink lashes in a bigger container than the tiny one that comes with the lashes, can you?
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>>9720047
Actually you can. It's called "eyelash fix" though, but it's the same glue. I have both and compared the tiny tube to the big one; it's the same thing. Except I prefer the brush applicator
Ps. Sorry for my English, I'm esl-chan lol
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>>9713306

I started using the canmake pen liquid eyeliner and it's just as good as Stila and like 40% cheaper. The packaging is also way cuter.
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>>9713331

Look up Korean tutorials. They usually just define the nose slightly with a very soft, neutral to cool brown, and the jawline. I used to do the same, then got lazy and just highlight and blush my face now. RIP all my expensive contour palettes.
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>>9713306
I am a big fan of the smashbox liquid liner in black. I've gone through many brands and it has been the one I keep going back to again and again. It has been my go to for about 6 years now.
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>>9720052
Thank you so much, this is exactly what I needed!




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