Clothes, makeup, hair, and other such things

Discussion in 'General Chatter' started by Acey, Jun 24, 2015.

  1. Camber

    Camber Active Member

    @tickingnectarine do you by any chance remember what brand of pomade you were using / have a recommendation regarding pomade of any kind? I'm newly short-haired & a little adrift in all these slightly pricey options!
     
  2. What I’m currently using and have been liking a lot is Ace High’s black cat pomade. It’s an oil based pomade and it lasts quite a while- it’s meant to last a few days between washes, more if you avoid getting your hair wet. I’m still not out of the first tin of it. Plus it has a nice scent.

    https://www.acehighco.com/shop/black-cat-pomade

    If you want to try something cheaper that you don’t have to wait to get in the mail, go to your local drugstore and see if they have any travel size pomades. I started with American Crew brand- their pomade is water based, so it washes out easy and it’s meant to be reapplies every day, which means it’s easier to experiment with but you’ll also go through it faster. If you stick with water based pomades, Layrite has a good one.
     
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  3. Camber

    Camber Active Member

    thank you this is very useful!! I'll see if they have those brands over here.
     
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  4. I’m sure there’s some local options where you are. There’s also online shopping, and reviews oF course. Best of luck!
     
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  5. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    I tried on sephora's rouge lip tint and it was pretty good, does anyone have any other reccs for lip stain/tints that are less than $20?

    I have also used burts bees tinted lip balm and i might go back to that. The goal is to put a neat colour on and not have it smudge as soon as i look at it, which is why im focusing on less opaque things

    Eta: fixed a word
     
  6. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    i mean matte-drying liquid lips tend to not smudge or move at *all* on me, once laid down.
     
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  7. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    i'll expand my search to liquid lipsticks then, and im still open to specific recs because im a dumbass who doesnt understand what products are good quality
     
  8. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    jeffree star's velour liqid lipsticks are the absolute best, quality wise, come in an astonishing color range, and are very affordable, especially if you're in the US and don't have to fight retailer picking from collections and/or customs with a leg of ham. Depends on if you want to get involved in any kind of drama tho, i know some folks don't wanna support him because of various Incidents, but it's. like. the best Performance:Price ratio i've ever had and it's all eyesafe and cruelty free so even if you decide any given lipcolor's too wild for the lips you can wear it as eyeshadow/eyeliner
     
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  9. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Thanks! I am in Canada so that makes stuff weird sometimes but we do have a sephora
     
  10. Acey

    Acey let's see what the daylight brings

    If you want a more affordable option, Maybelline Super Stay Matte Ink is my go-to. It doesn’t come in as many wild colors, but there’s a pretty solid range of reds/corals/pinks/nudes and a few purples. I think a dark blue too? I’ve had excellent luck with that line—it’s pretty fucking pigmented (a lot of the colors only require one coat, though the darker ones can sometimes require two or three) and has the best damn staying power of just about any lippie I’ve used. You can find ‘em at just about any drugstore, and they’re about 8-11 USD (depending on the store).
     
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  11. 3strim

    3strim Professional Accidental Rater

    There's also the Shoppers Drug Mart option: NYX liquid lipsticks.

    From Sephora, ABH is good and their own brand isn't too shabby either.

    If you want something shimmery, there's also Kat Von D glimmer veil which completely dries down, but uh. I only buy that from Winners due to personal reasons.

    Note: all of these are pretty opaque but again, they don't move.
     
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  12. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

  13. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    alright so
    I'm on VestQuest 2020

    does anyone know where it might be possible
    to find a masculine but well fitting vest that will fit an extremely busty guy with or without a binder
    because I know they exist cuz I wore one last night
     
  14. I am considering growing my hair out and getting a ponytail. How do i do that?
     
  15. Acey

    Acey let's see what the daylight brings

    Time, mostly. I don’t know of any ways to make hair grow faster (are there any? genuine question for y’all), but do take good care of it in the meantime. I also recommend against doing anything that’ll damage the hair (such as bleaching it) as you’re trying to grow it, of course.

    Also, while the whole “getting your hair trimmed will make it grow faster” thing is unfortunately not true, it WILL get rid of split ends, which is nice once it’s grown out a bit! Healthy hair Good.
     
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  16. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    any recommendations on finding my shade of foundation online? I havent worn foundation (or much makeup) in literal years, buying in store isn't as much of an option because by the time i reach the aisles I'm red in the face and exhausted, and generally online would be easier for me. im starting classes in january and bc im gonna be out and about im investing in some beauty stuff for time and effort, but idk where to start for this one for sure. :Uc
     
  17. Everett

    Everett local rats so small, so tiny

    Along with like just letting it grow and getting the split ends trimmed, i found when i was trying to do the same thing that there is an Awkward Stage

    like your hair is too long to look like a neat short style, but its too short to Do anything with like put it in a ponytail

    the consensus i found at that time was "it kinda sucks, you gotta just push through it and wear a lot of hats if you don't like it at that stage" so remind yourself that it will in fact get better once that part is over

    At your next haircut you might tell your person that youre trying to grow it out, so they can try to trim it in a way that will look okay as it grows out
     
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  18. witchknights

    witchknights 27 Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    Do you remember which foundation you used to wear? Do you still have the same skintone or are you darker/paler than you used to be? Are there makeup wearers around you that have similar skintones? These all help finding your shade online. Temptalia has a foundation matrix that lists similar foundations, and if you can ask someone with a similar skintone which brand/shade foundation they wear it would also provide a good starting point. There would still be Matters of undertone and skin type, but it helps!
     
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  19. witchknights

    witchknights 27 Bold Enchanter Defends The Fearful

    Oh, and if you want brand recommendations, colourpop has a great shade and formula range for their foundations/tinted moisturizers/ concealers, their products are generally good quality and their prices are VERY reasonable.
     
  20. TheMockingCrows

    TheMockingCrows Resident POTSie potato.

    ;v; i don't live near makeup users with similar skintones, i don't remember what i used to wear bc its been like ten years, and im about the same skintone if not paler.. ill keep this in mind though!
     
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