Clothes, makeup, hair, and other such things

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

  1. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    ELF is pretty good, actually. I'd say read reviews, but overall they're supposed to be really good for the price point.
     
    • Like x 2
  2. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    At the very least, I'm slowly collecting brushes from them.

    It's the skincare itself I have the most troubles with...I've tried so many different things (staggered out to not overwhelm my face) but my skin is always red, flaking off, pimply and just all around terrible. Which sucks because as a teenager I had flawless skin. What the heck, body.
     
    • Like x 1
  3. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    always before
    fandom secret: I don't bother, ever
    not the original but something very like it. They are decent, but I apply foundation with my fingers because lazy
    can't say, isn't sold here, but cheap makeup can be pretty decent and I've heard vaguely good things about ELF stuff!
     
    • Like x 2
  4. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    late acne is a thing and it's terrible. could it be a hormonal thing or a stress thing?
    Hmm... flakey and red sounds like whatever you used is irritating your skin badly so you should try a soap free, perfume free wash thing, a toner for sensitive skin and straight coconut oil for lotion.
    For easily irritated skin I've found the thermal water line by Avéne is really great if pretty pricey.

    Skin Care is almost always a complicated endeavor but if I didn't horribly misread a lot of people there is this tendency to think one product fixes all and like... nooooooo
    I use three products in the morning and four in the evening plus the occassional sugar scrub and full mask treatment OnO
     
    • Like x 2
  5. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    Yeah, a lot of my problem has been assuming makeup is a simple process that just didn't work for me, not that I was doing it wrong!

    It could be a hormonal thing. I'll keep an eye out for the right soap and toner and I'll buy some coconut oil ASAP!

    Thank you for your wise wisdom, guys!
     
  6. IvyLB

    IvyLB Hardcore Vigilante Gay Chicken Facilitator

    coconut oil is an all around beauty hack
    it makes dry hair healthy and shiny
    it moisturizes the skin without artificial stuff or clogging up pores
    you can mix eyeshadows and blushes with it to make liptint/liquid blush (! korean makeup techniques y'all)
     
    • Like x 4
  7. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    [​IMG]
     
    • Like x 2
  8. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade

    chiming in w/ my knowledge: i have incredibly sensitive, dry-prone skin and i live in a desert, so i feel you. imo, skincare is the one place in makeupland where what you pay for is really what you get. i've had a lot of luck w/ the tsubaki line by boscia, it's really gentle, smells nice, comes in pink packaging, and really seems to work without being too heavy. i've used their cleanser and the face mask before, which i swear is magical.

    oh also, re beautyblender: it seems to make foundation go on easier and you get a slightly better finish, but i don't think it's super necessary. i only use it for my cosplay makeup when i want that kind of look.
     
    • Like x 1
  9. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    Unfortunately, 46 dollars is pretty rich for my blood. I'm really, REALLY poor. DX But thank you for your advice! I'll try to find the right balance between budget and quality.
     
  10. Choco

    Choco Duke of the Weepy Marshmallow Brigade

    oh yeah i understand!! me and my mom buy a lot of stuff together and share it which is why i can afford $28 cleanser. for moisturizer, cerave is actually really good and you can find it in drugstores/walmart. apparently they make a cleanser, i've noticed their products are really hydrating without being too heavy, you might have luck with that?
     
    • Like x 2
  11. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    I'll try it! Honestly, it's finding a cleanser that doesn't make my skin worse that's the biggest battle, it seems...
     
    • Like x 1
  12. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    Oh man oh dude. You sound exactly like I did a couple years back before I got my rosacea diagnosis. I was all 'wtf is wrong with my skin' and it was rosacea - combination of subtypes 1,2 & 3. I avoid cleansing my face with water now which sounds frankly minging lol, but gentle oil cleansing seems to suit it better and I take nothing warmer than a lukewarm shower. Plus restricted diet plus Rosex gel (metronidazole) on prescription.

    If I'm having a really bad rosacea day then I find that Lush colour pot foundation is the best for not caking or irritating personally, and I set it with Fyrinnae Finishing Powder/Fluff (or Hollywood Sorcery in summer for a glow).
     
    • Like x 1
  13. Ruevian

    Ruevian Killer Queen

    People keep telling me I have rosacea! I should probably get it official diagnosed. Can I ask how you oil cleanse, and what you've restricted from your diet?
     
  14. chthonicfatigue

    chthonicfatigue Bitten by a radioactive trickster god

    @Ruevian Sure! I'm actually kind of lazy about oil cleansing, so I don't mix oils to draw impurities or such. I just slap on coconut oil or thick moisturizer (like a cold cream) and then wipe it off with a cotton pad soaked in toner. If I do wash my face, I use cold bottled mineral water which sounds really spoiled, but tap water does a number on my skin.

    As fot diet, I don't eat wheat, tomato, citrus, caffeine and grapes/grape product. Plus I cut down sugar and alcohol. I've found recently I can tolerate a small amount of caffeine per week, but added beetroot to my no-eat list, and I can only have small quantities of apple, passion fruit and banana. Everyone seems to have different trigger foods, so it's a process of elimination.
     
    • Like x 1
  15. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    Bought a handful of Wicked colors~ not many since things are tight but those colors <3
     
    • Like x 1
  16. emythos

    emythos Lipstick Hoarding Dragon

    Ooooh which ones?
     
  17. Lazarae

    Lazarae You won't be the death of me

    Sinful, Betrayal, and Risque. (Plus a makeup bag because my tiny-ass basket is overflowing)
     
    • Like x 1
  18. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    I have a bunch of make up that I don't use but don't want to get rid of XD nail polish too. Most of my make up is cheap and the rest is from drug stores except for a few things my dad buys me for birthdays and christmas. He's actually really good at make-up but refuses to buy himself flavored or scented chopstick because it's not manly and it amuses the heck out of me.

    I don't use foundation anymore because I always have zits/gross healing zits but finally after 5 or more years of torture I'm at the don't give a fuck point. Don't like my complexion? Sucks for you. I was actually good at concealing and finding the right shade (my favorite is one of those true-match with those little beads that blend into your skin) but I didn't like the way I could still see the bumps and stuff under the make-up so now I go bare.

    I layer on eyeshadow on my birthday and halloween thought I want to get some primer so the colors can be brighter. Um. Other than that I wear lip gloss and mascara for special occasions or if I feel like it. Everyday stuff is chapstick. I really like everything made by Burt's Bees (the face wipes are magical) so my current chapsticks are that brand. If I feel fancy I wear my tinted chapstick which looks really nice but rubs off on everything XD I don't mind it too much though.

    And having anything on my nails drives me crazy but I don't mind my toes. Only problem is doing your own nails is hard and I'm lazy o.o so I need to remember to take my color with me when I get a pedicure since I have so many pretty colors. Purples and greens and a light blue and a really neat dark bluish metallic color which looks hells of bitching.

    I wear lipstick on halloween and I like a dark red or to layer red over black until I get the color I like. I would go with straight black but my black lipstick isn't very opaque so it ends up a weird dark browny purple black which is why I liven it up with red. And sticky lip glosses annoy me so I try to go with the smoother ones. And sparkles are always wonderful. In everything.
     
  19. bornofthesea670

    bornofthesea670 Well-Known Member

    My hair is a gorgeous kind of brown auburn color (I'm going to post some selfies in one of the self thread at some point when I feel like messing with my phone) and thick and long. I've been growing it for years and the only thing that bothers me are these dumb bangs in the awkward growing out process XD the rest is one length and at my mid back I think? I want to grow it until it's almost at butt length because I think it's symbolic or something. And it's one of my favorite attributes, so the more hair the merrier in my opinion.

    I don't curl it because I prefer not to use heat on it. It air dries and I make sure to wash and condition it well right at the point where it's just starting to get oily because the natural oils are supposed to be good for it. I brush it once or twice daily (and ogle at it lovingly) because tangles are too cruel to subject my hair to, and it's either loose or in a low ponytail. Braids are less often, and then something I've been doing lately is using a scrunchie to almost make a ponytail, but right before pulling it through the last time I only pull it through three quarters of the way so the hair is in a sort of loop-knot. I think it looks good and it makes a nice change from ponytails. For halloween or just when I want to dress it up I pull the very top layer (an inch or two from the front) back in a half pony. It pulls it away from my face and since some weight is off of the stuff hanging down my back you get to see it's natural wave! For some reason my hair is wavier underneath. Then at halloween I clip in a feather hair clip to hang down and be pretty, or some black ribbon, and cover the hair tie with a pretty little gold rose :3
     
    • Like x 1
  20. Aviari

    Aviari PartyWolf Is In The House Tonight

    How in the hell do you sleep with long hair and not wake up with a rat's nest hanging directly over your forehead?!

    I've had long hair as a kid but was never taught how to care for it. Now I have shoulder-length healthy hair (seconding the glory that is coconut oil BTW) but oh my stars it is everywhere when I wake up and it's starting to be long enough to tangle. Pls halp.
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice