Reddit reviews: The best makeup

We found 5,731 Reddit comments discussing the best makeup. We ran sentiment analysis on each of these comments to determine how redditors feel about different products. We found 2,950 products and ranked them based on the amount of positive reactions they received. Here are the top 20.

Top Reddit comments about Makeup:

u/heyheynikki · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Heya, welcome to RAoM!! I hope you enjoy it here :D Also, happy birthday c:

I'd definitely recommend picking up the NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk -- it's a great base that really makes colors pop! It's also really creamy, so it blends out easily.

I also love my Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains. I have Rendezvous (a very orange-y coral) and Lovestick (bright pink), which are perfect for summer. I also have Romantic (pretty true red) and my sister has Crush (a darker plum), which are great for fall. These are really easy to wear because they feel just like lip balms, but they're also very nicely pigmented.

If you want to play around with a lot more colors, I would say go for the Coastal Scents 88 Original Palette -- I use at least one color from this every time I do my make-up! It's not too pricey, but it gives you a lot to experiment with :)

I think it would be a pretty great time to pick up some brushes. Since you're just starting out, I'd probably go with ELF brushes because they're super cheap. Here are a few of my favorites (although I'd recommend looking in store at Target, because the white brushes are only $1 and the black ones are usually only $3; they might be cheaper on the ELF website too):

Eyeshadow Brush -- great for packing on the color
Blending Brush -- because everyone could use a nice blender!
Contouring Brush -- really great for applying color in the crease
12 Piece Set -- I don't actually own all these brushes, but it looks like a great set to start with, especially for only $12!

As for something I'd like...well, I'm currently obsessing over this lipstick in Black Cherry, because it is the PERFECT color for fall, and I don't have any other dark lip colors :3

Oh yea, and Summer Fun !

u/daisyismydog · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

From talking to you in chat I think you would benefit a bit from a run-through of everything (products, how they're used, informative videos), so I'll just do that:


  • YOUR FACE: So your face has a color (skin tone) and then it has an undertone. It's a little bit easier to determine your skin tone than it is your undertone, but I go by the "veins" method. If you look at your wrist, if your veins are greenish then you're warm and if you look at your wrist and see that your veins are more bluish then you are cool. It's best to look at your wrist in natural light. This is color theory, and it helps determines what colors conventionally look best. There's an excellent video color theory here and I highly recommend you give it a look.
  • MOISTURIZER: You'll want to use moisturizer because if your skin gets super dry then it flakes off and when you put any makeup on it accentuates the flakes and it just looks terrible. I really like CeraVe Cream because it isn't oily but it's super moisturizing (this is coming from someone with dehydrated eczema skin). You can use moisturizer only at night or in the morning as the first step in your makeup routine (or use it whenever, go crazy).
  • FACE PRIMER: Some sort of cream/lotion dealio that is most likely loaded with tons of silicones to make your face smooth. Primer essentially fills in all the little crags and pores and whatever so everything that you put on after it goes on smoothly. You should use it. I'm not fancy so I just use this ELF Studio Primer. Primer also comes in tone-correcting colors... say you're looking a little red, green can cancel that out so you could get a green-tinted primer. Or if it's the middle of winter and you have no tan whatsoever and you're feeling a little yellow, you could try a purple tinted primer. Basically if you remember the color wheel whatever color is opposite will cancel the other out. I haven't used any of those tone-correcting primers, but NYX has a couple that you could try out (but from your bare faced photo, it doesn't look like you need it, but just so ya know!).
  • FOUNDATION: Stuff you put all over your face to even your skin tone, it can come in powder and liquid forms. Not all of them are made equal and they can have different amounts of coverage including sheer (for those blessed with near perfect skin), light, medium, and full coverage (to cover every little blemish!). They can also come in different finishes including matte (completely flat, no shine) and dewy (a little bit of shine so you look glowy).
  • BB CREAM: Okay, so I cheat... I don't use foundation because there are too many options and it's confusing. I use a BB cream because they're sheer and they oxidize to match your skin tone and the Asian ones are nicely priced and match my skin 'cause Asian and they have nice dewy finishes and good SPF ratings. I use Skin79 Hot Pink.
  • FINISHING/SETTING POWDER: So if you're oily or if it's hot out and you're going to sweat a ton you can "set" your makeup with a powder so it absorbs the oil or whatever you produce. I don't have one to recommend because I don't go outside (I'm a redditor, what do you expect?) and I have dehydrated skin, but I thought I'd mention it. Anyway, moving along...
  • BRONZER: Basically what it sounds like, something that can add a little brown color to your face so you don't look like a porcelain doll. You can use it to add an all-over glow to your face, to fake a tan, or to contour. I use theBalm Bahama Mama bronzer which I like a lot.
  • HIGHLIGHTER: You thought we were done with face stuff... Nope. So if bronzer darkens your face, highlighter illuminates it. So let's say you're standing under a light bulb and your face looks something like this but hopefully less patchy. The parts where the light hits your face and illuminates it would be where you put the highlighter, and the places where it's darker and a shadow is cast is where you put the bronzer/contouring powder/matte brown eyeshadow/magic shadow stuff. I'm not fancy enough for highlighter yet, but I hear theBalm's Mary-Lou Manizer is good.

    Okay, now we're ready to move on to the things on your face:


  • THICK EYEBROWS ARE A THING RIGHT NOW: They've become a pretty big frickin' deal lately. I think we can attribute this whole shebang to Cara Develingne.
  • EYEBROWS + FACE SHAPE: Different eyebrow shapes mesh better with different face shapes. For example, if you have a really long face, you don't want a super high arch for your eyebrows 'cause then it'll look like you have an even longer face. I think this is a good explanation of what brow shape you'll want to consider for your face shape.
  • HOW TO SHAPE YOUR EYEBROWS: Eyebrows are serious business. There are lots of YouTube tutorials and stuff but I like this slideshow from Elle because you can flip back and forth quickly. The part about stepping back to see the effect on your face is important!
  • HOW TO FILL IN + GROOM YOUR BROWS: Okay, so now you've shaped them and whatever, and maybe you messed up or your brows are just being rude and crazy so you groom them with a little lash brush thing. You also can fill them in if they're a little thin, and here is a good tutorial on how to do that. I use NYX Eyebrow cake powder kit in black/gray which I like quite a bit.

u/likes_spicy · 5 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Wow, that's a pretty big haul! It's great that you've got some knowledge of basic skincare and makeup! You can also check out the Beginner's guide for some more information on Asian skincare. The Holy Grail list is also a good introductory resource for different types of layering skincare products, and some makeup products. If you know your skin type and concerns, you can also check out the February Routine thread to see what other users have in their routine and if it helps them.

Now, on to the main concern of your post!


Like other users have mentioned in your original post, you do have two eye primers. Do you intend on wearing eyeshadow often? If yes, I suggest that you try them and pick the one that works the best for you. If it's possible, you could return both and try the samples instead.

Setting Powder

I think the Innisfree No Sebum Mineral Powder and the Skinfood Peach Sake Silky Finish Powder are great. The best thing about them is that they work wonderfully (given that it's not caked on), and the smooth finish lasts the entire day for me. They are also cost efficient, and you can find plenty of reviews online.

Sun protection

I haven't tried that Shiseido sunscreen, so I can't comment on the quality and effectiveness of it. I suggest that you try it to make sure that:

  • the sun protection is enough for you in your daily activities
  • the finish of the cream is appropriate for your skin type (is it greasy? matte?)
  • your skin doesn't become irritated by the sunscreen

    I prefer using the Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel and the newly formulated Biore
    Aqua Rich Watery Essence
    . I find that both of them do not cause me to break out, or leave my face feeling oily and greasy. They are seriously my HG. You might want to consider trying these as well! They are a bit cheaper than the Shiseido one, and the PA+++/++++ protection is a huge plus!

    Lip tint

    For $12, the Sephora lip stain is not a bad pick up! That's about on par for most Asian lip tints.

    Eyeshadow palettes

    Many Asian eyeshadows are neutral colors and tones, and are not as pigmented as other American brands. Personally, I don't mind this because it suits my tastes, but others might. I am a fan of the Urban Decay Naked palettes, and I do recommend them if they aren't out of your price range. I also like the NYX palettes because they are quite affordable with good color pay-off, and the Innisfree Mineral Single Shadows because of the sparkles in some of the selections.

    Before you purchase, you can also do some research and look for reviews of other palettes that you're interested in (unless you feel like being adventurous!). Most reviews include swatches so you can see how that color looks on that individual.

    I can't comment on the blush or lip primer since I don't use those types of products often in my routine.

    Regarding your skin type and concerns... What is your current routine? For color correction, there are many products that help with lightening redness. I have seen much success with using Missha's Time Revolution FTE (old formula) and Missha Time Revolution Night Repair Science Activator Ampoule. These products usually go on sale often, so be sure to check out the Missha sales. You could also look into incorporating some vitamin C, AHA, or BHA products in your routine as well.

    There are also many moisturizing creams that can moisturize your skin! You can look through the two lists I linked above to find some of the popular ones that ABers recommend.

    Lastly... before I fall asleep ... You don't have to be afraid of skincare and makeup! The process of finding your HG products will require trial and error. Here, I would like to stress that makeup and skincare is very much YMMV. What works for one person may not work for another, so that's why it's important to patch test and do research! For beginners, I would not recommend buying a full sized, expensive, product before trying a sample of it or doing research! The best thing about Sephora is that you can ask for a sample to try at home before you commit to the purchase. That way, if it causes a breakout, you wouldn't have to worry about wasting it or having to make a trip to the store to return it. In addition, by being mindful of the ingredients, you can potentially find out which ingredient(s) cause a bad reaction and avoid it.

    We're all very friendly and helpful here, and many of us are able to answer any questions you may have! There's a daily thread that's stickied, and you can ask specific questions there.

    Best of luck!
u/thehelsabot · 1 pointr/waiting_to_try

The Korean brand COSRX makes some great, sensitive products with AHA and BHA. Using products with tea tree oil might help, but be wary of anything that could potentially alter your hormone profile. The basics of Korean skin care are consistent, everyday use of a clear step-by-step process. I suggest this site for how-to.

You don't need every step necessarily, but I would start slowly with 3-4 and build up slowly as to not agitate your skin. The important ones for you are going to be the two part cleansing, toning, essence, spot treatments and ampules, and light moisturizer-- so about six of the steps or so.

Here are some things that I find help, and seem to be very popular for acne prone skin. I have used all these, as well as my sensitive, acne prone DH and had success:

  1. Acne Patches

  2. A good toner with BHA & AHA

  3. A good essence/light moisturizer

  4. Good oil free moisturizer

  5. Good water-base face wash 1, and good face wash set with oil cleanser and water based cleanser, good oil based with added makeup removing

  6. Good spot treatment

  7. Some fun and cheap masks that sooth and treat your skin. I recommend one a week. Either Sephora or Tonymoly make some good ones.

    Finally, be very careful ordering similar "discount" products off amazon because it is rife with counterfeits from China. This can be dangerous as the contents of the product/ingredients are not necessarily listed correctly, which is a problem. Buying reputable brands from verified sellers or soko glam or Sephora is absolutely recommended. I get a lot of Amazon, but I always use Fakespot.com and also check the seller out carefully. If the well-known brand manufacturer is selling it direct to Amazon, that is a pretty safe bet.

    All of these thing start with the skin down, but also consider the bottom up. Look at your diet, look at your activity level, how often you clean your sheets, how stressed you are, and your general health. Have you been evaluated for gynecological or endocrine issues? It's a good idea to know that before you jump to conclusion. Make sure to consult a doctor, because sometimes our skin is a good indication of something off inside.

    Good luck and I am sorry you are suffering!
u/_henhenpal_ · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

1. Hard choice, but I THINK it'd be Maybelline. They have great makeup and great bargains. Or maybe E.L.F...


Face: Maybelline Fit Me concealer. That stuff is. amaze. balls.

Cheek: It's weird, but the L'Oreal Fairest Nude Lipstick, because it creates the most beautiful, natural blush.

Lip: Revlon Lip Butter in Wild Watermelon, because it's beautimous.

3. Revlon Creme Eyeshadow. I have a quad, and it's so weird. Gunky, gross, and NEVER FREAKING DRIES. Well, I mean, you know, not necessarily dry, but y'know what I mean? That stuff stays about 2 seconds on my lids before sliding off, and I don't have oily lids :(

4. A lot of stuff from E.L.F. I mean, some of their stuff really is worth that $1 you spent on it, but I've had a good experience with most of their products. The one in particular I'm thinking of is their dollar eyelash curler. Maybe I don't love on my eyelashes enough, but I think an eyelash curler is an eyelash curler, and I'd rather buy a new lip product than one of those!

5. I think CoverGirl Quads are pretty great (:

6. Physician's Formula is sorta pricey for what it is.

7. I don't have any thing 'dupeable' because all I have is drugstore:(

8. I honestly don't know, just starting out in makeup, I do a lot of research on here and MUA before buying. Most of what I've bought so far seems pretty good (:

9. Oh God, so many come to mind...I think what I'd most like to try is the Maybelline Fit Me foundation, because the concealer was so freaking amazing!!

10. I don't know... true makeup, probably either this or this. Makeup accessories probably these or these.. But the thing I seriously need that is only makeup related for me is this, because I literally sit on a bucket to do my makeup. Wow, all of that makes me sound like a spoiled brat...Just for the record, I don't expect anyone to actually get them for me, they're just high up there on my WL (: Thank you so so much for the contest!!!

u/PattiLuPWNed · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

What is your favorite drugstore makeup brand overall? Physician's formula for sure!

What are your favorite face, cheek and lip products? Face is physicians formula, their concealer stick has great coverage and I feel like it's not gonna burn my face off or anything. I also like the physican's formula shimmer strips for the cheeks, and I AM IN LOVE with the Almay Liquid Lipbalms - I want them ALL!!

Least favorite product? Covergirl eyes shadows have never been the best, and I honestly don't get the wet and wild love a lot of ladies here have. I've tried most of it - and it's not great to me.

What is the best makeup bargain? It's a toss up between clump crusher and Yes to Blueberries facial wipes. Those are my FAVORITE make up wipes and they're some how magically hydrating too. But clump crusher is just as good if not better than a $20+ mascara - so that's a real bargain.

What is your favorite underdog product? (Something you love that often gets overlooked?) That's a good question! I honestly think the Almay Liquid Lipbalms get overlooked - even though they're so new. As soon as I tried one I was SURE they'd be the next Revlon Lip Butter, Clump Crusher, etc. but they haven't caught on like I thought they would. But I'm probably just unique cause I have a THING for color saturated lip balms.

A drugstore product that is overpriced? Revlon Lip Butters! I tried them, they're pretty good, but $7-$10? No.

Show your best drugstore dupe(s)!! Elf always has the BEST dupes. Like, down to the packaging. Their blush bronzer duo is an exact dupe of the Orgasm/Laguna duo for Nars.

Drugstore product that isn't worth the hype? Color tattoos. Sorry guys, I don't get it.

What is the item you most want to try from the Drugstore? I've been dying to try Essie's apricot nail treatment - but I feel weird spending $8 on it! The package is so pretty and my nails always need help!

What item would you want from your wishlist? This guy!

This is awesome! Also unless it took me forever to type this I think I'm the first person to enter! Thanks for the contest summer! :) :) :)

Also I Heart Drugstore Makeup!!

u/wcatie · 3 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Product Name: Lorac Skinny Palette in Nude!

Your approximate skin tone, and eye color: NC15, MUFE HD Foundation 118. Hazel (green & brown) eyes and brunette/dirty blonde hair.

Link to picture of palette and/or swatches (can be yours, or one you find online): Some photos and swatches here (stolen from /u/earworms who is the entire reason I discovered this palette!) Here is a close up of the palette. There are more swatches with close-ups of each shadow here on Temptalia. :)

Eye shadow colors (all taupey-neutrals, bright neons, etc): Nudes! :D They're pretty warm nudes but I think they're all quite lovely. :)

Finish of the shadows (matte, shimmer, sparkle, etc.): Three matte shades and three shimmery shades. The final shade is kind of mostly matte but with a little sparkle? Not sure how to classify this one.

Where can we get it? Amazon! $15 with prime shipping! I think they also sell it on Zappos, not sure where else.

Things you love about it: IT'S ONLY $15 FOR A LORAC PALETTE. I was lusting after the Pro palettes for a while but couldn't justify the money, and this seemed to descend from the heavens and answer my eyeshadows prayers in a perfectly affordable manner. It is also a perfect super portable palette and can travel easily, and it seems quite durable (I am not graceful and it has survived three falls at my neglectful hands). The shadows are very buttery and soft and the color payoff is wonderful :) The colors work very well together, and they can be used to create a very nice, natural, no-makeup look or used for a more dramatic look.

I am 100% in love with the third shade in from the left and already desperately searching for a dupe of it (would love any suggestions!)

Things you could see others potentially not loving: It could be annoying if you want something exciting as it's just nudes! Also might not be worthwhile if you already have a lot of nudes (as most makeup hoarders tend to!) Also probably not your cup of tea if you have a big preference for mattes over shimmers or vice versa. If you don't like warmer shades this might not be your top pick either!

u/UnicornAgression · 3 pointsr/asktransgender

Sure, I’ll start with makeup I guess? Without knowing your budget I recommend getting a naked2 palette by urban decay. The shadows blend really nicely and you can get a ton of looks from one palette. Also on YouTube you can search for the specific palette and find tons of step by step tutorials that will use exactly what you have. The key to good makeup is practice.


The palette is $54 and it’s going to be about the same price at Sephora or ulta. If you find it for sale online super cheap it’s going to be fake, even if it’s on amazon or something. And fake eyeshadows don’t blend and don’t show up nice on the skin. It’s not worth it. I recommend buying it online at Sephora. You’ll get to pick free samples at checkout.

So I started off pricey but the rest doesn’t need to be. A great budget brand for lipstick, blush, and eyeliner is Nyx. You can get Nyx at Ulta, and some drug and grocery stores. It’s on amazon too. Their lipsticks are typically under $5, and eyeliners under $10. Most of the stuff they make is pretty good so just give it a shot it if catches your eye.

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP That's The Point Eyeliner, Hella Fine, 0.02 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075SKT85Y/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_fUthDb38VKQTN

I think this is the eyeliner I used? It’s been a few years now. I preferred a fine tip, felt tip, for easier control. Really you have to try some eyeliners and see what’s easiest for you. Liquid eyeliners come in felt tip (like a marker) or brush tip.

Pencil liners are also a thing. My favorite pencil liner was the Sephora brand. I’d get the travel size because I feel like it’s easier to hold a small pencil. I can’t find it online but they would usually have them at the checkout counter. Pencil eyeliners are really hit or miss. Some brands tug at your skin when you try to put them on and don’t really do a good job.

Primer helps your makeup stay and give you a nice finish. Smashbox was my favorite brand but they are pricier. Available at Sephora or ulta. For budget version, Nyx again.

NYX Studio Perfect Primer, Clear, 1.0 oz/30ml https://www.amazon.com/dp/B004RC4S3M/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_13thDbHZYN7NR

Eyeshadow primer is a separate product. Best brands are urban decay or Too Faced. Nyx also has a budget option.

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Proof It! Waterproof Eyeshadow Primer, 0.23 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00M3GYN1G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_I5thDb2N3D00E

Setting spray for after your makeup is finished. Go for matte finish.

NYX PROFESSIONAL MAKEUP Makeup Setting Spray, Matte Finish, 2.03 Ounce https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00B4YVU4G/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_J7thDbM3WGXYR

u/elephantsinging · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello fellow makeupaddictioner!! I'm OBSESSED with makeup and hair so you're in luck, lol!

First things first: Makeup!
For a very natural, professional, and simple makeup look these are my go to essentials:

  • foundation any type that suits your fancy! My personal favorite is Bare Minerals because it gives a super matte, flawless finish that looks like your skin with minimal effort. I literally just dip my brush in, dust off the excess and swipe that bitch on my face...lol

  • concealer only if you need it/have time. I only do it half the time...lol

  • bronzer I use this just to warm up my face after I apply foundation. Sometimes when you apply foundation it can cause your face to look very flat and one dimensional. Applying bronzer to all of the areas that would naturally get sunlight gives your face depth and dimension.

  • Simple Neutral Eyeshadow No need to get fancy here just a simple neutral eyeshadow will do the trick :) I don't even use multiple colors just one color I like.

  • Blush I apply just a small amount on the apples of my cheeks. My personal favorite is Elf blush in Berry Merry.

  • Mascara I'm sure you know all about mascara!

  • Chapstick I like to use chapstick rather than an actual color when I'm going with a no makeup makeup look.

    I think these essentials are perfect for the professional world. The makeup isn't overbearing and it gives you the appearance that all you had to do was wake up and wash your face... that you woke up flawless which I think is infinitely more effective/professional/approachable than piling on tons of makeup.

    Here are some links:

  • Foundation

  • Concealer

  • Bronzer

  • Eyeshadow

  • Blush

  • Mascara

  • Chapstick

    Also, here is a tutorial! I really like her and it's very simple and something I would do everyday not just for traveling :)

    Now onto Hair... Are you still with me?? lol.

    Here are my three favorite "Professional" hairstyles:

  • The Sock Bun

  • The Chignon

  • Ponytail

    I think all of these hairstyles will work great with thin hair! Especially the Chignon and the Ponytail!

    Here are the tutorials (All for thin hair):

  • The Sock Bun

  • The Chignon

  • Ponytail

    I hope you found this really helpful! If you have any questions don't hesitate to ask :) I love helping!!

    Bonus - Hair Accessories:

  • Sock Bun Helper

  • Hair Cuff

  • Headband

  • Another Headband

  • Peacock Barrette

    The End! lol :)

    Edit: I'm bad at words.

u/medsi · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I tend to use coconut oil! But remember to always spot test, as what works for some causes breakouts for others. The damage is more of a long term thing -- so chances are you won't see any damage right away, but might pop up if you continue using it once your skin matures.

If your skin feels too tight after washing with salicylic acid (as mine does!), try using a cream cleanser. The tight feeling you get after washing with salicylic acid is essentially your face being stripped of oil, which provides the skin with it's elasticity, and your body will naturally compensate by producing even more oil, sometimes leading to an even oilier complexion. So something less stripping/more gentle, is a solution for some. In the past I've found 2 drugstore brands that worked for me:



Alternatively, there's this (which I'm currently using)which is great but is a little more pricey:


I would recommend checking out /r/skincareaddiction, and maybe potentially looking into OCM (oil cleansing method). While I haven't personally tried it, I hear good things, and the lovely ladies and gentlemen at that subreddit are filled with good info.

The creases around your eyes are more likely to get oily/sweaty. Eye primer is a little bit denser and stickier upon application, and is meant to holder down (loose/powdery) eyeshadows. I find that it also makes applying gel liner a little easier. A little tube of it was around $7, and so far it's lasted me 4, going on 5, months. Face primer is a little more diluted, and it great as a lighter coverage under foundation. Note: I don't use face primer very often so someone much more knowledgable might give a better answer!

Also, I highly recommend this gel liner if you're on a budget:


I've never used a high end liner, but this stuff is great! Lasts all day and it come with a little brush! :) If you have trouble getting the desired line you want, remember that you can take a q-tip and erase out.

Hope that helps!

u/tintedlipbalm · 4 pointsr/RedPillWives

My picks are a rotation of Japanese sunscreens, because when it comes to skincare I just can't stick to one thing!

Some in my rotation:

Disclosure: These are all Amazon non-affiliate links so people here can easily find prices and other reviews (even though I personally shop these on Ebay and Rakuten and not Amazon).

  • Biore Perfect Face Milk - Says it's water resistant, I personally like the finish and can use it under makeup with no issues.

  • Biore Perfect Milk - This is great for going out in my opinion, an actual going outside face sunscreen!

  • Hada Labo Creamy UV Gel - Very light and friendly, I reserve it for interior use.

  • Shiseido SENKA Mineral Water - I really like this one and on me this has a matte powdery finish. Some people complain it goes on greasy. I find that whole it's greasier than others during application, it dries out non-greasy. YMMV.

  • Forgot to add: I use Privacy's UV Face Powder for retouching. It's Zinc Oxide based. There are other sunscreen powders on the market. My mom uses Colorescience's and it can be found on Amazon too, and Peter Thomas Roth also has one. I just use this one because it's cheaper. It's very whitish though so not the best option for darker skintones.

    Finally, the cult favorite is Biore Watery Essence so I'm linking it. I personally did not like how drying this was and its citrus smell, but the vast majority of people swear by it because it's really light and easy to use everyday in interiors.

    Japanese sunscreens generally contain alcohol and all the ones I listed do contain alcohol, so if you're against alcohol in sunscreen you might not like the ones I list, however there are some well liked alcohol-free Japanese sunscreens that you can find searching online, /r/AsianBeauty can be a good resource for these.

    The reason I personally like Japanese sunscreens in particular is their texture and their ingredients. Most of them contain Titanium Dioxide (a physical UV blocker) and/or Zinc Oxide (the broadest spectrum UVA blocker approved for sunscreen use at the moment). UVA are the rays you need to look out for when preventing sings of aging. This is what PA and the plus signs after it stand for in Japanese sun products, while the SPF we are all familiar with only refers to UVB protection. Four plus signs after PA denote the highest level of protection currently in place.

    The downside of physical sunscreen it that it tends to leave a white cast behind so darker-skinned people might have issues with this aesthetically.

    There might be western sunscreens that are physical but most mainstream brands (like Neutrogena) rely on their chemical patented formula (or a mix of physical and chemical like some of La Roche Posay), which is also good, but can be sensitizing to some people. They also do have a greasier formula that remains tacky at least in my experience, and some people really hate this about sunscreen.

    I don't personally use Korean sunscreens at the moment because their regulations only allow PA+++ to be the highest, but many people enjoy their variety, so again you can look in the AsianBeauty subreddit or on youtube/blogs if you want to read reviews of those.


    If you for personal reasons would like to get a Western brand physical non-greasy sunscreen, Paula's Choice Resist Super-Light Daily Wrinkle Defense SPF 30 Tinted Matte Moisturizer contains Zinc Oxide protection and has a matte finish!

    Her line is overall well liked by people because of their choice of ingredients due to a philosophy of extensive research. I have this sunscreen and while I found it too drying for my normalish-to-combo skin, it could be a godsend for oilier people. Ideal for daily use, and it has some tint. I haven't tried any other of her sunscreens but her line is worth looking into, if you're new to building a routine! Unfortunately I'm just noticing that since my introduction to this brand in 2014 the prices have raised, most likely due to her online following growing.

    Final note:
    All of which I just wrote is stuff I learned from the Internet and also my personal experiences with the products I've tried and liked, I'm not a sun protection expert!*
u/thatsnotarealjob · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Sleek (a UK brand, but you can find it on amazon) makes some pretty good palettes in that price range. I'm not particularly impressed with the quality of my NYX palette (their single shadows are more consistent) but I think Sleek does a good job in terms of texture and pigmentation.

Here is a neutral palette by them: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B008QYAJXU

A brights palette:

I'd shop around and find a palette you're comfortable with from them.

Also, Coastal Scents is really inexpensive and I think the quality of their Go Palettes are pretty impressive. I would avoid their really big 88 palettes though. I have the feeling that the bigger the palette from them, the worse quality it is.

I have Beijing and the colors are so pretty! http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B005UBN3NU/ref=mp_s_a_1_16?qid=1375149120&sr=8-16&pi=SL75

I also have their brush kit--I would recommend that as well.

As for drugstore brands--Wet n Wild's "Comfort Zone" is a GREAT neutral palette and its only $4.99-$5.99 at drugstores. Their other shadows vary in quality, but for the most part, they're on par with NYX for a little cheaper. I also really like Sonia Kashuk's neutral matte palette (my mom has it) and that's about $19.99 at Target.

Oh, and definitely pay Nordstrom Rack a visit if you're looking for higher-end brands at ridiculous discounts (I see UD and Smashbox there on the regular!) Just don't buy a palette with colors you're not comfortable with using because its from a high end brand. When I was starting out I bought UD's old Fun palette because it was on sale and I seriously only ever figured out how to make one shadow work with my skintone. I ended up loving Wet n Wild's comfort zone way more.

Have fun!

u/yougottagopherit · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Hi there! I'm new too :)
My name is Kirsten - and everybody always gets it wrong, so I respond to anything close! My favorite makeup product is MASCARA! I'm currently in love with Maybelline Falsies and MAC Zoom Lash.

My favorite makeup look is natural, since I work full-time for a non-profit and they frown upon looking too out of the ordinary, but I'm recently getting more into makeup (hence why I am here!) and have been experimenting with some bolder looks which has been super fun.

Hmmm... my interesting fact/story for today would have to be that one of my best friends was in Tyga's 'Make It Nasty' music video (she's in the navy bathing suit with an anchor!) and another one of my friends medaled in synchronized diving at the Olympics (Kelci Bryant)!

An add-on I've been wanting is this gel eyeliner - I haven't tried a gel before and think it would be so fun to experiment with!

Thanks for hosting! :) I hope you have fun choosing! :)

u/atomheartmama · 4 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

ok here's what's worked for me and my dry/dehydrated/sensitive/acneprone skin! i broke out in closed comedones and small whiteheads mostly around my chin/mouth area mostly, had constant redness and flakiness was common. my skin isn't perfect but much more clear, moisturized, and healthy. little to no scarring and any spots that come up leave quickly.pretty normal skin after years of experimenting, 1 year of experimenting on SCA. hope this helps anyone!

cleanser: cerave foaming cleanser at night, sometimes in morning. i use cool water when using the sink. 12 oz bottle lasts forever, i use it for body in shower too.

moisturizers: alternate between Avene trixera emollient Cream & Balm. can do reviews on these if anyone would like since they are not well known. both contain several oils, but cream is more oily/dewy while the balm is thicker and seems to dry/set more. enormous ~13 oz bottles can be purchased through amazon so these will each last me a year at least.

sunscreen: hada labo uv creamy gel. contains alcohol but not as high up as other comparable sunscreens. also contains hyaluronic acid. similar alternative for those wanting to avoid alcohol is Hada labo uv whitening gel- contains hyaluronic acid and vitamin c. small bottles but relatively affordable.

exfoliants: paula's choice 2% bha liquid and 8% aha gel. i use the AHA most nights and 1-2x a week use the bha instead. i no longer use exfoliants in the morning (used to do bha in AM and aha in PM but found it was too much for my skin type, and reducing frequency helped without sacrificing results). may seem expensive upfront but i'm still using the 2 original bottles- the bha i bought around august and will still last me another couple months so between the size & referral codes it's a bargain.

makeup remover: Almay oil-free makeup remover pads. been using these for a decade. use them to remove eye makeup so that when i cleanse my face, my mascara isn't running over my skin. very gentle on eyes.

makeup- NARS radiant creamy concealer and more recently purchased the new Bare Minerals complexion rescue gel. NARS- does a great job at concealing without causing any skin issues. BM- pretty sheer coverage that does not break me out, and i do believe it helps keep skin moisturized and calm.

so essentially AM: avene trixera emollient balm/cream, hada labo sunscreen, Bare minerals complexion gel

PM: almay makeup remover pads over eyes, cerave foaming cleanser, nightly 8% AHA or 1-2x week bha liquid, avene balm/cream.

extras: nexcare acne patches to help heal any spots and try not to pick!

edit: added links

u/bon-aventure · 1 pointr/TheGirlSurvivalGuide

I'm a little late to the party, but I know how you feel. I grew up around all boys and had the reputation of being the dirtiest out of everyone. I don't feel like I "girl" very well either, but I've figured out a few steps that help.

It's hard to say just how much time I spend on this stuff daily, it varies a lot but I've tried to incorporate it in to my regular free time activities as much as possible. I always multi-task with fun activities. I listen to music or podcasts while doing my makeup or cleaning the house. I watch netflix while doing my hair or nails. This is my reward system and helps motivate me.

Makeup is cool, but smelling good makes my feel like I'm winning the girl game. After showering, I lotion up and add perfume oil behind my ears, my wrists and a little throughout my hair. My favorite perfume is Dorian

When it comes to hair, there's no real short cuts here, just trial and error. I use a shower cap and avoid getting my hair wet or washing it unless I have time to style afterwards. Wash Monday's and Thursday's with Dry Shampoo on off days when needed.

When it comes to makeup, I like to look for inspiration in women who have coloring similar to myself.

I feel most confident when my hair is freshly dyed black and my skin is smoothed out with BB Cream: Missha #13, my brows are filled in with brow powder: Anastasia, my lashes are curled, and my lips are tinted with a red stain: Benetint

I'm also really fond of epilating in place of shaving or waxing.

Still feel like a hot mess when it comes to dressing well, but I'm working on that.

u/NothingISayIsReal · 3 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

NYX Blushes

Not exactly makeup, but most makeup ladies I know love to keep up our inner beauty She'll probably need to relax and wind down eventually!

Makeup remover wipes


Eyeshadow singles

Creamy eye-shadow



If she prefers something more sheer on her lips

Beauty blenders

If you want to pick something up at a physical store, you can use this thread from MUA for good drugstore brands that run pretty cheap usually :)

If you can't find anything good from this, here's some Brands I suggest:

  • Maybelline (lippies [usually], glosses, and the FIT Me foundation & concealer are amazing) Amazon/CVS/Walmart/Rite-Aid/Ulta

  • Wet n Wild (eye shadows, lippies) usually on Amazon w/ free shipping and <$5 so no worries

  • ELF (Studio line brushes [the others are ehhh] and blush) not everything is on Amazon, but the site has lots of deals and sales all the time

  • NYX (lippies, brow kits, eye shadows) CVS/Amazon/Ulta

    As you can tell, yes, I'm really really into makeup
u/ChouettePants · 2 pointsr/brownbeauty


u/theharper · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup
  • e.l.f. neutral eyeshadow palette (so many beautiful, beautiful colors and it's pretty well pigmented)
  • Flower Kiss Slick in Black Rose (this is a gorgeous wine color! I love it!)
  • e.l.f. Contouring Blush and Bronzing Powder in St. Lucia (I think-- it doesn't say it on the blush itself. This is supposed to be a dupe for Nars Orgasm. I am in love the blush! Such a pretty color!)
  • Revlon Photoready Eye Primer + Brightener (a lot of people seem to hate this because it's a twist/click tube, but it doesn't bother me. It primes well IMO and definitely brightens my eyes up.)

    Here's a look from today using my top 5!

    Here's my WL item.

    Yay for 5,000 subscribers! So exciting! Thanks for hosting :)

    I got 5 on it
u/[deleted] · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Blueberry Waffles

I wear a lot of bright makeup and I'm always trying new looks and products, so my emergency kit is always on hand for when things go wrong.

  • powder. I use little sample jars from Lush to carry small amounts for baby powder (or fancy powder if I'm feelin' ritzy) to use when my skin or hair gets oily. It's also great for blisters!

  • lip balm. I wear lipstick a lot, and if so I bring that too, but chapped lips will stop me from being able to function, it is a MUST. If I am wearing a lip colour, I bring that too.

  • eyemakeup remover wipes. Nothing is worse than realising mid-day that your new product is shite and you're stuck with smeared makeup all day or resorting to soap on your eyes. God. No. I don't use 'wipes' at home (they're quite harsh), but I have a few in my purse for emergencies.

  • sample mascara and sample concealer (for concealer I just put a bit of foundation in a Lush sample jar). Just in case you have to abandon you makeup mid-day, but don't want to look like a zombie.

  • NYX butter gloss in Peach Cobbler. Makes me look alive if I'm ashy and horrible.

  • 4 bobby pins. Sometimes my hair gets oily and unruly, and then I can pin it back, admit defeat, without looking horrible all day. Back when I had long hair, there were elastics too.

  • not makeup, but essential oils for headaches. For whatever reason I get a lot of headaches. This calms them, and the scent isn't overbearing.

  • also not makeup, hand sanitizer. I know all the reasons I shouldn't use it, but I don't care. The world is filthy.

  • Lush solid perfume in Lust or Vanillery. I have a Lush problem, clearly, but also solid perfume is just better for purses. I've learned that liquids and purses do not go together!

  • Small Aromaco Lush deodorant. You can get it cut to any size, it works great, smells nice, and I don't have to worry about stinkin' up the joint.

    and, most importantly, WATER!!! The most important beauty product available ;) A dehydrated face can't be covered with the nicest foundation in the world!

    I'm coveting Galaxy Chic Baked Eyeshadow Palette, because I want to look like a magical space creature : If that's too much, this Sleek palette is like a rainbow on drugs and I need it :)
u/rawwwrcaitmonster · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Not drugstore, but on a drugstore budget: I love Holika Holika's Essential Petit BB cream (That's the one in the orange tube). This is a Korean BB cream, which I like a lot better than any drugstore brand, and find that it actually helps my skin. I apply it with a foundation brush and then make it more matte with a blending sponge, and I find a slightly-larger-than-pea-sized amount is great coverage for me. It also builds nicely if you have an area that needs more coverage. The Essential version is pretty pale, which I like in the winter, and then I usually switch to the Pore Clearing (blue tube) in the summer; I find it matches my skin when I have a tan. Hope it helps!

u/cleverpseudoname · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

This is probably something you wouldn't have considered before, but I am a big fan of my Korean BB creams (they are vastly different than American BBs or shall I say orange greasy tinted moisturiser posers!) I like that they are like a flexible foundation and that the coverage is very adjustable if you use a damp beauty blender. Here is my album of just some of the BBs I've tried, but looking at you, I think you might like the feel of Missha Perfect Cover in #13. It works for very light skin tones like yours, it's neutral, and I found it does a great job concealing redness. Also it doesn't appear cakey because it's more moisturising than a plain foundation. You can see this blog post comparing different ones on a paler skintone than mine and see how they look. Since you can find a travel size on Amazon for $8, it's worth a shot :)

u/GamjaByul · 72 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Just Kidding. (Or do I...? O_o)

Backstory: HI, I AM SPIDER LASH QUEEN... Honestly went through this point in my life where I just lost my mind most of my real lashes, and they never grew back. So it's really hard to find a HG mascara (I've tried a dozen high-end brands from Sephora), and I kind of gave up on wearing it besides on occasional nights out.

Anyway, I've been seeing this 'HG OMG' Japanese mascara while floating through post comments and decided to give it a try. I curled my lashes prior and tried to use two coats.

Purchased on Amazon from US based seller.


  • Formula contains polymer fibers which allows it to lengthen very well

    Note: I have used that viral dual lash set that has a fiber tube and a formula tube where you're supposed to stack the two on your lashes to make them gigantic. Well, I was annoyed with that and it could get sloppy, just tossed it after awhile. This mascara is like the better, more refined version of that.

  • Definitely holds a strong 'curl' for any type of lashes, but you should probably always curl first
  • Does not smear/waterproof (have not tried sweating with it on, but claims to be gym-wearable)


  • Brush/formula is not good at separating thin lashes
  • Can make lashes spidery/clumpy depending on what kind you have
  • Drier/thicker than normal formula (comparing drugstore brand, but probably due to the fibers?)
  • (personally) Can't apply more than 1.5 coats before getting clumpy
  • If you have particularly weak lashes, this will take some of them out during removal (but I feel like that's normal)

    Overall Thoughts:
    For me, holding a curl is nearly most important since my lashes are short and straight, and this mascara does that. Its main strengths are lengthening, volumizing, and holding a curl so it's worth a try. I feel this would work awesome when you wear falsies and don't want ANY of your natural lashes to fall lower than the falsies because the formula will hold them up.

    I've read some people say it's hard to get off, but I use Banila Co. CIZ, and it's EZ-PZ.

    If you have naturally long or thick lashes, your lashes would probably be cray, in a good way.

    Thanks for the read, and Happy Tuesday! :)

    TLDR: HEY, it's pretty good when done right.
u/R4W13Y · 4 pointsr/sugarfreemua
  1. Concealer or BB cream
  2. Brows
  3. Mascara
  4. My Lips But Better
  5. Blush
  6. Powder

    If I HAD to choose only 3 products: Concealer or BB cream, brows, powder.

    A 6 product face would add color (blush, MLBB) and thickened/longer lashes (mascara).

    Drug store products - Under $20**

u/butmehm2 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

This contest comes at a perfect time, 'cuz I just got married a month ago and did my own makeup! I experimented with products the year before I got married and used all of my HGs on my wedding day. You might have to zoom in to the pic a little bit more to get a better picture, but you get the idea. Here are the products I used:


u/cushionbean · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

In regards to eye shadow, so long as you use a primer, as mentioned by /u/lottiebobs, I think cheaper eye shadows should be mostly fine. I do love the UDPP but I found that using it every day means that it only lasts about two-three months and it's quite pricey to be be buying it that frequently. I've been using Makeup Revolution Eye Primer Original (comes in matte and bright too) and then using NYX's Milk as a base. I got the Milk crayon for £5, so wait until the price is cheaper on Amazon. I find this combination works really well, lasting at least 12 hours. I usually have oily lids that crease horribly without a primer.

Just had a look through Superdrug's Makeup Revolution section and it looks like they have a nice selection of nice eye shadows. I haven't tried them but they have been raved about in the blogging world.

Maybe as a treat to yourself one day, you could consider getting the Lorac Pro Palette from Amazon.com. I did this a couple of weeks ago and just love it. Works out to be about £36, which is the same price as the Naked Palettes but I find the Lorac so versatile and beautifully creamy. There are also loads of tutorials out there on the palette, but I've found it so fun to experiment as all the colours look great together.

u/Khalano · 3 pointsr/MUAontheCheap

Missha US is also having a 40% off sale. Everything is 40% off site wide, and they have a gift with purchase. Spend $100, and you become a VIP member. VIP members get free shipping on orders over $20, 30% off all regular priced items, and a birthday reward. If you don't qualify for free shipping, ground shipping is about $6.
Amazon also carries a lot of Missha items. I feel like they are the cheapest, especially if you figure in shipping. Here is an example:
M Perfect Cover BB Cream #13
Amazon : $10.80 Free Shipping with Prime
Missha US : $13.20 Free shipping with VIP or $5.99 Ground shipping.
Soko Glam : $13.20 Free shipping on orders over $35 or Shipping is $6.95. (Coupon code: MISSHA4U is needed to get 40% off).

u/megandharma · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Funny face without warpaint! :) But I make faces like this because I don't always feel pretty..

I'm extremely self-conscious about my acne. I have it all over my face, neck, back, chest and shoulders. If I don't have at least BB Cream on and end up in public... I do not give eye contact. It bugs me so much! I've had acne since I was 12. I'm 25 now. I feel like it'll never go away. So I'll keep wearing my warpaint and hope for the best. The picture I posted was from a good skin day which are so very few and far between~ sigh maybe one day I'll have the health coverage or the income to see a dermatologist.. one day.

edit: Btw I bet your braces are super cute! I wouldn't worry about those because before too long they'll come off and you'll have an AMAZING smile. Something positive will come of them. :)

edit 2: This would be nice since I have yet to pick one up myself! :3

u/beegobuzz · 2 pointsr/cosplay

..I'm being dragged away for a little bit, so I'll make this as quickly as possible.

-Super permanent for days on end - Sharpie. It stinks, it can bleed onto other material, and it can smudge onto your skin.

u/peezy8i8 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Yay contests are the best!
My name is Paige. My favorite make up stuff is pretty much any eye stuff from UD. My favorite make up look is a natural smokey eye!! I use a skin colored shadow on my lid and a darker brown on the crease with winged eyeliner. Pretty much my everyday look. Lol. And my most interesting fact, hmmmm. I'm pretty boring. I have 3 cats? Lol. And I would LOVE this Add-on item! NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk

u/gayselle · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

You have monolids and as stated by other redditors there's communities on reddit that specifically deal with that.

I find using Asian brands helps because likely they address such issues related to monolids. I keep peddling this product but Kiss Me Heroine Mascara is great for short Asian lashes. It's waterproof and really lengthens. I have cried, sweat, taken a shower, and even swam with this mascara and it does not budge. A waterproof eyeliner is also ideal and I like Dollywink eyeliner and Kiss Me Heroine eyeliner. When you're applying make sure it dries fully and you keep steady and try not to blink.

If you are willing to take a drastic step other people deal with their monolids by using eyelid tape or glue to create "double eyelids". I find it unnecessary because there are other makeup techniques that are specific to monolids. Good luck!

u/nesianeni · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Wow that is super awesome! Congrats! Are you getting promoted? Lol, I think that'd be a great idea ;) What are your plans to celebrate? Thanks for the contest.

At the top of my list I have this and this


u/peanutmonkey · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I just picked up this palette on the recommendation of some people here. It has loads of fun colors. I haven't properly played with all of the colors, but the ones I did tinker with were wonderfully bright for the cost. I'm pretty happy with it so far. I had loads of neutrals, and this is my first collection of BRIGHT shadow. I think its a great set to grab if you want to test out the waters.

u/intangiblemango · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Lots of things are fulfilled by Amazon, but sold by third party sellers, and those things can still be counterfeit. I have purchased a counterfeit product that was fulfilled by Amazon, so I am a bit wary.

So, for example, the Nude Tude on Amazon is sold by Moon Walk and fulfilled by Amazon. That means that Moon Walk is responsible for the authenticity of the product, but Amazon lets them keep it in their warehouse. Thus, if Moon Walk is sketchy, the product is sketchy.

THAT SAID, for theBalm I think a purchase is likely pretty safe, simply because theBalm is on sale so much. It is totally possible that Moon Walk got the palettes at 50% off from theBalm and thus is making a profit at this price. Thus, I wouldn't worry about this product too much... But I just wanted to note that a product being eligible for Prime does not guarantee its authenticity.

u/Jett202 · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I love the lip color (it looks very natural), and it looks like you have near flawless skin!

I agree with keiramarie about the eyebrows--and I'd go for something that matches the darkest shade of your hair color. Also, have you considered lining your upper lids with dark eye shadow/angled eye shadow brush instead of with eyeliner? I think it would soften your face beautifully!

You have fair skin like me, and I recently sprang for the Beach Tint in "peach"---it works soooo well! If you're looking for a very natural flush, just dab a very very small amount on the tip of your finger and rub it into the apples of your cheeks, spreading it back and away, toward your hair. Any peachy blush would look great, though. Your skin is perfect for it

edit: you asked the other lady about suggestions for the eyebrow fillers and [here are some nice ones (check out the blonde one)] (http://www.amazon.com/NYX-Eyebrow-Cake-Powder-Brown/dp/B002QI2TPI/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1397165188&sr=1-1&keywords=eyebrow+powder)

u/PrinceManry · 3 pointsr/AsianBeauty

I think AB makeup is onpar if not better than certain Western brands in terms of quality/price point.

There are different makeup trends in Asian than over here, of course, but lots of "universal" products like eyeliner, mascara, lipstick and brow pencils I find to be better bang for your buck. If you're fair skinned and not a fan of "heavy" foundation, you may enjoy Asian bb and cc creams.

Notable Asian items that get brought up here and in r/makeupaddiction quite often:

  • Kiss Me Heroine waterproof mascara - super smudge and waterproof. On lots of people's HG list
  • Faceshop Me:Ex brow pencils (have been compared to ABH brow products but at a fraction of price)
  • Etude House Play 101 sticks
  • Tony Moly Lip Tints
  • PeriPera cushion blusher
  • BB Creams

    This is just a quick list off the top of my head. r/makeupaddiction will frequently have Asian makeup reviews if you're curious and want more info
u/msronswanson · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I have a bunch of favorites. But sometimes they are hard to find on Amazon.

I love theBalm's nudetude palette, which is on sale on amazon.

Hot Mama Blush by theBalm, I love them

Another favorite blush is Dainty by MAC, which is extremely overpriced on Amazon for some reason.

My HG foundation is MAC Matchmaster in 1.0

I am a FIRM believer in the beauty blender and u/residingrebel glammed me these and essentially changed my life.

I love NYX jumbo eye pencils.

I just ordered the Lorac Pro Palette, so I will let you know how I like it when it gets here.

I have a lot of favorites, and I could go on forever. I have tried basically every popular product so I can answer a lot of your questions.

u/try_another4 · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Summary of this horribly long reply:

  1. What I use to remove ridiculously waterproof mascara easily - Garnier Micellar Water (waterproof mascara version?)

  2. How I do it

  3. Heroine Make Long and Curl waterproof Japanese mascara

  4. Better Than Sex waterproof even though mixed reviews

    Once you make peace with not having it easy to wash off, the mascara options widen a bit. However there are many ways to ease off mascara, such as coconut oil or other oil based cleansers (but some people don't want to put oil on their face, understandably).

    Personally, I use Garnier Micellar Water (the one that says it can take off waterproof mascara), and it definitely does work well and fairly easily. It is oil/alcohol/fragrance free, so it shouldn't aggravate sensitive skin.

    Bear with me here: My technique in using it is to soak a bit on a paper towel and bring it to the side of the lashes that get coated with mascara. Instead of just holding it there for a while, I move it as if I am trying to coat the lashes with mascara again, except I'm holding the soaked paper towel, careful not to let it touch my eyes. I do that until they are clean, which does not take long. I see many people removing mascara by holding wipes or whatever directly over the eye without distinguishing which side of the lashes get covered in remover. I hope this makes sense, I haven't really seen many videos on mascara removal, maybe I'm not the only one, but I just kind of did it one day and realized I had been taking off my waterproof mascara the harder way. I also rip out way fewer eyelashes this way!

    At the moment I am almost done with a tube of Heroine Make Long and Curl waterproof mascara, and it is Japanese and super-waterproof; most people say it is a beast to remove, but I find it easy with the micellar water. It holds the curl beautifully and survives through crying and rain, and I even took a shower with it on, and there were no smudges, and the curl was still breathing, miraculously. It has fibers that actually do lengthen your lashes, but you may want to add another mascara for volume or purposefully clump lashes together with the brush then only separate a little. I will repurchase, though the shipping takes a few weeks from Amazon.

    I also have Better Than Sex waterproof, but that one has many mixed reviews and may not work for you. Also clumpy, but I find that adds drama to my lashes, so I keep it.

    Other than that, I don't notice how hard mascaras are to remove anymore, and I've used plenty of drugstore ones, like Loreal Telescopic, many Maybelline ones, and CG Lashblast (all waterproof versions)
u/BrookeStardust · 3 pointsr/homestuck

This is probably the greatest advice!
I think one of the bigger complaints I've seen at anime cons about Homestuck cosplayers has to do with grey paint getting everywhere. :( Which is an easy thing to avoid (and makes your hotel staff a lot happier when they have to room clean later on!)

Ben Nye makes a pretty good product called Final Seal that works quite well after a translucent powder has been applied. After the fact, you'll probably want to invest in a pack of makeup removing wipes- I've used these to great success, but I am pretty sure any disposable remover will work just fine.

Have fun. :)

u/zdorobot · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I've been alternating between Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel and Biore Perfect Face Milk depending on if my skin feels dry that day and if I need a sweatproof/waterproof sunscreen or not. Perfect Face Milk can be drying (especially on my dry-ish skin) so I need to use tons of moisturizer underneath, but it is also sweat and water-resistant which is handy when I'm going to be walking around and sweating a lot. UV Creamy Gel is very moisturizing and doesn't require extra moisturizer underneath, but is not resistant to anything.

I also own Rohto Mentholatum Sunplay Super Block and Shiseido Senka Aging Care UV Sunscreen but I don't use them nearly as often. Sunplay is a bit too moisturizing for my liking and Aging Care smells like baby powder and makes my pores look larger after wearing it all day. I have Biore Bright Face Milk coming in the mail right now as well so once I get that I will probably do a comprehensive review of all 5 of those sunscreens.

And no, I am not Asian. I'm Russian (Russian-American? That sounds kinda weird haha) but just really into Asian skincare products.

u/quinnundine · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Happy Birthday!! :)) Those palettes are SO CUTE. I especially love the Galaxy Chic palette, because I'm super obsessed with outer space! (probably stemming from my childhood consisting of being completely absorbed in Sailor Moon and Science class ahahaha)

It's my party!

Oh goodness! I've been lusting over Misshas M Perfect Cover BB Cream in No 13 because I've read so much about it and how it's perfect for super pale gals (such as myself!)


MACs Smoked Purple Lipstick! I've never had a MAC lipstick before but have allllllwaysss wanted one! I love how dark this shade is, with the red and purple tone. It reminds me of NARs Train Bleu, but cheaper! (I tried to find an amazon link, but they're all WAY more expensive on there than on the official site! Is that okay? D: )

u/klady · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

This beautiful palette is only $15 and comes with a free sample right now. I'd also get a beautiful fall lipstick for yourself, like MAC's Retro. These two together would create a gorgeous holiday look!

If I won, I would want the palette. It's on my WL. :)

u/kziegy · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Well, I've know about OCC Lip Tars forever, I mean...everyone kinda does.. but I just got my first one yesterday!! :D Just in time for Fall, and the only one left, I got Black Dahlia. And it's pretty much everything I expected AND hoped for. This stuff is PIGMENTED, and this color is perfect for fall.

Since it IS going to be fall soon, either this palette or this palette would be perfect!


u/housesnark · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

so fun! unfortunately I don't have a ton of super bright eyeshadows (and I did this at night), so I was pretty limited. but I did my best! here's my look. =)

I haven't seen anybody else do this, but here are the items I'd like if I win! nyx blush in taupe or skin79 snail bb cream. thank you so much, I loved doing my eyebrows!

u/FlyFree3 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Ok, ok, ok! I totally have/had skin just like yours and I get cystic acne really bad on my chin/ nose area. I went gluten free, helped with the cystic acne, but oh mylanta the rest of my face was still terrible, AND DRY! So Proactiv was too drying and caused me to get so dry and irritated that I got eczema on my eyelids. Talking about adding fuel to the fire. So I have a girlfriend who had this face wash that she made me try, I was so desperate to try anything that I did. It was literally a bottle of oil... and made out of olive oil. Who would think to put oil on your face...not me, but I tried it. And immediately after using it I felt a difference. I used it three times the week we were staying together and my face cleared up, it felt softer and less irritated, and I was glowy, instead of red and puffy. This was it http://www.amazon.com/DHC-Deep-Cleansing-6-7fl-oz-200ml/dp/B001UE60E0/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1395810974&sr=8-1&keywords=oil+face+wash. But you could pretty much just use pure organic coconut oil or olive oil. Now I use one that has oil and shea butter in it that had a sugar scrub like texture so it polishes away the dead skin cells and moisturizes. That is this one http://www.amazon.com/FarmHouse-Fresh-Sugar-Facial-Polish/dp/B004SUHFI8/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&qid=1395810446&sr=8-7&keywords=farmhouse+fresh that has a sweet bright citrus scent that wakes me up in the morning. Your makeup is beautiful! Good luck with your skin, I hope this helps you like it did me!

TLDR I heard that using oil on dry skin wont actually clog pores and make you break out more, but that like dissolves like and it fixed my skin!

u/reebokapothecary · 2 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I'm a red head with super pale skin. Had pretty bad acne but it's tons better now and my skin looks pretty awesome. Follow this routine.

Korean skincare routine:

u/valentineviscera · 1 pointr/MakeupEducation

I haven’t read any reviews on the KVD lash liner and personally I don’t know anyone who uses it so I can’t say whether it’s good or not.
The products I like to use:
urban decay waterline
And brushes I prefer:
real techniques silicon liner brush This one helps me push gel into my lashes easier to fill in gaps.
sigma e10
sigma e06 for easier winged liner in my hooded eyes.
And for the “stamping” I use a flat japonesque brush that they apparently no longer make as it is about 10 years old BUT sigma makes quite similar that are on sale rn that are described as “tightline and waterline brushes.”
sigma e17
sigma e16

To REALLY get in between the lashes place your ring finger (don’t push too hard!!) on your eyelid right above the lashline of where you’ll be placing the product and lift up a little bit. Tilt your head back so that you’re looking downward to the mirror a little bit. That will keep you from blinking/tickling ish as well as spread the lashes so you can work the product into the gaps easier. It also helps keep that part of your eye from getting wet as it will pull it away from your eyeball a little bit. If you get teary, you can squint your lower eye a bit and it should force the tears out so you can keep going once you’ve let them fall from the corners. Do this all before the rest of your shadow. Allow yourself to blink if you must and you can dab off excess moisture on your upper waterline and lashline with a clean finger.

If you use pencil you can use a blow dryer on the tip for a few seconds (not too long! )to warm it up and make it glide easier and be more malleable.

Again, there are many techniques I’m sure that are easier that other people use, this is just what works for me❤️

u/Aoibhell · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I found it was easier to start subtly with a nice contouring blush like NYX's Taupe. I approach contouring as if I was sketching a portrait. I'll brush some of that Taupe underneath my cheekbone, then put a highlighter on top (sort of above the cheekbone). I use the incandescent light powder from my Hourglass ALP, but I have to go pretty light, since I'm already very pale. I've also heard that Stila's Kitten eye shadow makes for a nice highlighter. Definitely don't skip over the eye shadows when looking for a good highlighting shade! To finish off the contour, I'll brush a line of blush right down the middle of the contour & highlight lines. .. that kind of brings it all together and blends.

I could talk contouring all day... lol.

u/anitxtina · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

My favorite colors are teal and purple. I'm all about those jewels tones! Which is probably why I am really excited about the Pantone color of the year. I think Marsala is gorgeous. I have been enjoying wearing the brown and reddish shades from the Sleek Ultra Matte V2 palette. Layered together they look like Marsala and it really compliments my brown eyes.

I've looked at the teasers for the products coming out and I can say this is probably the first year I'll be seriously considering buying the CoTY products.

Lately I've been lusting over the Sephora Lashstash set which includes like 10 mascaras, a makeup remover and a voucher for a full-size mascara. Though I'd really be up for getting anything from my WL too! Thank you for hosting!! :)

u/auralie · 15 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Some of these might run you a couple dollars over 10, but they're all pretty good!

u/not0your0nerd · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I hope you feel better soon! I'd like to try this Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream and one of my favorite songs when I need cheering up is this one, (I am) The Love Addict by Lonely Forest. I love how upbeat it is and the lyrics are awesome.

u/Adrinkingthrowaway · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

This isn't quite what you've asked for, but I've always heard great things about the Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make waterproof formula in terms of holding a curl on very straight lashes. If you're located in the US I don't think you'll be able to walk into a drugstore and pick it up, but if you're willing to order online the price point is comparable to drugstore.

*edit: I should mention that amazon has a well-documented problem with selling cosmetic fakes and since I've never used this mascara I don't know what the listing is supposed to look like. The link I provided does appear to be from Heroine Make and has lots of good reviews but do your own research before purchasing.

u/Nintentard · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Psst. That is a BB cream. Go check out /r/AsianBeauty for suggestions but most truly asian BB creams have some serious sunscreen power in them and they cover like champs. Also, I love this anime.

Edit: Upon second look, it looks like Hada Labo's Creamy gel. I have it and it works really nice as a base and it is very light.

u/LadySkywalker · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Okay so I saw you said $25 so here's my input.

I was just glammed Meet Matte and I'm really enjoying it. This is the older one which is why it's cheaper. The new one is $42.

Nude'Tude is supposed to be a great UD Naked dupe.

Naked Basics is amazing. It is perfect for wear every single day. I love it.

These Sephora palettes are pretty good. Sephora isn't the greatest brand but it's better than the cheaper stuff and these palettes are a nice deal for the amount you get.

I also really like Too Faced and this is an affordable palette of theres.

u/pukebear · 5 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

I absolutely love my UD lipstick in Apocalypse. I CantLiveWithoutIt . It's kind of dark to wear every day, but I try to wear it whenever I get the chance. Here's one of my favorite ways to wear it..

I'd love this gel eyeliner. I've been wanting to use gel for awhile now, I'm just a little afraid of it!

Thanks for the contest. :)

u/smittenginger · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

My freshly showered face, sans warpaint!

I have a lot of issues with my face that I try not to dwell on, namely because I am blessed enough to have minor flaws. Nothing big. Just a couple of weird dry patches, thick red brows, and weird red capillaries around my eyes. I'm super comfy wearing no makeup outside. I just like looking all dolled up and gorgeous. Makeup is such a confidence booster for me!

Thanks for hosting. This is a fun one. :)

ETA: My item!

u/poweredbyanxiety · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Everyone loves EOS
Awesome lipstick

Cute tweezers
NYC eyebrow kit
Blush & contour pallete
Classic mascara
Cheap beauty blender
Gel eyeliner

& Last but not least; if you want to get her something a little more expensive that I'm sure she'd love, I'd recommend:
This or this

Thanks for the contest!

u/for_while_true · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

I'll start off : not exactly drugstore but cheaper than Sephora. I have my holy grail eyeliner and mascara so I'm never tempted to buy anything else at Sephora or drugstore. I'm at more than 15 repurchase for both of these are $10-11 per item

Kiss Me eyeliner

Kiss Me mascara

Look around Amazon for cheaper options (with slower shipping). I value no-smudge as most important for eye makeup. Staying power is second. With any other eye makeup, I have to constantly wipe under my eye from smudge/flake. With these two, I can confidently go all day without checking for smudge. Every time try new stuff, I end up coming back to these two. These are the only eyeliner/mascara that I've paid for for about 5-6 years. Others were obtained as samples/gifts only

Kat von D tattoo eyeliner has been comparable but didn't perform any better than kiss me eyeliner to justify paying more than double. Haven't tried stila eyeliner

I have yet to find mascara that will make me give up on kiss me (Marc Jacobs, UD, Nars, Bobbi Brown and countless others have failed). The only one I am interested in trying (and have no comparison for) would be better than sex

Edit: hyperlink fixed

u/gleechick609 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I love this dish!

Seriously, you can NOT go wrong with Mac and cheese!!! I live off of this stuff! I throw cut up hot dogs in there or spinach or even chicken. I am 5 years old, I know, but I love Mac and Cheese!!!!!

If I win, I really really want NYX Blush in Taupe! :) http://www.amazon.com/dp/B002QIAETG/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=VHYZF1S8VSD&coliid=I1PEPN9KVSUJ19

u/RadioPixie · 2 pointsr/AskWomen
  1. I'm obsessed with Geek Chic Cosmetics eyeshadows. I love the intensity of the colors, and it's really easy for me to apply with a wet brush so they can double as eyeliner.

  2. Been wearing lipsticks more lately, as they're faster for me to go from out of bed to having a "look" for the day. For "normal" colors like red and pink, I like the texture of Revlon Ultimate Suede. Lately, though, I've been wearing weird indie colors like this teal lipstick.

  3. Sun protection is important, but my face is red and needs coverage! BB cream comes to my rescue and does both.

  4. I have the oiliest eyelids on the planet, so in order to use my beloved eyeshadows, I need a primer.

  5. Sounds ridiculous, but this little green concealer stick by Maybelline is great for covering my red spots.
u/warau_meow · 1 pointr/SkincareAddicts

My skin is kinda sensitive, and I enjoy using a variety of cleaners - but the wipes don't usually do well with my skin. My favorite for makeup is Sephora's make up remover, esp the eye make up remover liquid. I also like the face shop rice water cleanser set, because it has an oil cleanser you use with a normal soap cleaner you get a moist and smooth clean and the makeup really comes off well. I got the set based off someone's rec here actually. When I'm not wearing heavy makeup I often just use this swedish bar soap, which is very nice and doesn't irritate my skin.

u/purebredginger · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Something that has made me happy this week is one of my best friends from TX is coming to see me this weekend!!! woot woot!!!! Any my favorite food is sushi! Which is pretty convenient for this post =)


u/terberter6669 · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Sure thing! Step-by-step, comin' at you.

  1. Make sure area is clean and dry. Put face moisturizer on it and let it soak in.
  2. Put primer on, not just on the marks but all over the area. This is actually an important step because sweat and clothing are going to be working against you all day so having primer on there will help the makeup adhere to your skin mo' betta. And it'll just look smoother.
  3. Put a color-correcting concealer on. I used green, but yellow would probably also work (green cancels out red tones, yellow cancels out purple). Put the color correcting concealer ONLY on the marks, not the surrounding skin (aside from a little bit of blending so the edges aren't too sharp). I used this flat foundation brush, but fingers might work as well.
  4. Put on your normal, skin-tone concealer. Apply this directly on top of the color correcting one, and also into the surrounding areas to blend it. I used this brush to stipple it on. She can look up youtube videos of how to stipple, but it's basically just bouncing the product onto your skin.
  5. Brush on a thin layer of translucent powder. This helps set the first layer of concealer so that you can pile on more layers without them muddying or blending together, since you want to create a layer effect and not a puddle of concealer. I used this powder and this brush to do so. Any translucent powder and large brush will do the trick!
  6. Repeat step #4!
  7. Then repeat step #5!
  8. Use your normal foundation and stipple brush for a final layer that should be pretty seamless with the rest of your skin.
  9. I chose to do a final layer of translucent powder, but that's because I live in Southern California and it's hot and I need to be prepared for the gym. I'm sweating a lot of the time. She could probably go without.

    Good luck!
u/TheUnfinishedStory · 7 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hello! We are happy to have you here! (-:

Personally I like the Holika Holika Petit BB Cream in Clearing. It contains tea tree oil and SPF 30!

I wear it whenever I have redness or pimples and it provides lightweight coverage while neutralizing the redness.

I would suggest getting a setting powder if you decide to wear BB cream, either a translucent or skin tone one. Powder helps the BB cream stay in place and helps with oil control (-:

Here's the Amazon link!
Holika Holika Pore Clearing Petit BB Cream with Tea Tree Oil and Sebum Control Powder 30ML https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0059NL39U/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_PuH2xbF9QT80V

This is a photo of me wearing it as well as a light/medium powder just so you can see what it looks like on the skin.


Edit: spelling

u/forestina · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

You look to be about as pale as I am! My favorite right now is MISSHA M Perfect Cover BB Cream (No.13 Bright Beige)- it goes on really well with a stippling brush or sponge. It still looks dewy hours after wearing it, feels pretty light, doesn't crease up weird, and can be layered so you often don't even need concealer (i have similar skin issues). Setting it with a setting spray or the famous Goss method(love this, duh) will keep whatever foundation you choose on all day.

I'm not really a big fan of any of the NYX foundations or concealers as they're too dark/yellow, and I've yet to find a drugstore foundation that isn't too yellow, but swatching never hurt anyone...

Tarte's "BB" primer is a little out of your price range but is nice if you feel like splurging. I always get matched with it when I go to sephora. You would need a concealer under it though, as it has lighter coverage.

I could do some swatches for you if you'd like! Just let me know!

u/WhattheNorris · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I don't wear makeup often because I'm honestly lazy, but I try to never ever leave the house without sunscreen! I use a lot of korean products, like my sunscreen and the BB cream I love.

I've been meaning to get a makeup bag so I can fill it with the stuff I own/will own at some point like: Makeup wipes, travel sunscreen, mascara, liquid eyeliner, bb cream, powder for finishing, set of travel brushes *­edit TWEEZERS (I can't tell you how many days have been ruined by a single hair on my neck or some other weird place that I'm sure no one but me has ever noticed).

My favorite product right now is probably this lipstick which I never have the right occasion to wear.

**edit #2 I've also had acne for the last 7 years, which is finally and ever-so-slowly fading away now that I'm in my twenties, so I'm a bit picky when it comes to the makeup I put on my skin. I'm sure if I had flawless skin I'd experiment with makeup way more.

u/itsnotgoingtohappen · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I made a shopping list. Pick one substitute instead of a splurge and you come in under $250. The splurges I picked are well worth the cost, though. Note also that the chocolate bar palette is the only one I listed because it's pretty much the be-all-end-all of palettes for its simultaneous pops of flattering colors and neutrality. I also believe everyone should have a gorgeous red lippie. Enjoy!


  • Real Techniques Starter Set - $13.49 on Amazon, normally $17.99
  • Real Techniques Core Collection - $13.49 on Amazon, normally $17.99


  • Maybelline New York Baby Skin Primer, $5.99 on Amazon
  • Pond's Luminous Finish BB Cream, $8.95 on Amazon, normally $10.00
  • Splurge item: Too Faced Cocoa Powder Foundation, $34 at toofaced.com
  • Strong Substitute: ULTA Mineral Powder Foundation, $14 at ULTA

    Face & Contouring:

  • ULTA Baked Bronzer, $10 at ULTA
  • theBalm Bahama Mama $14 at Amazon
  • Maybelline Dream Bouncy Blush Pink Plum, $5.59 at Amazon
  • If you don't like cream blush, NYX Powder Blush in Desert Rose, $6 on Amazon
  • e.l.f. Shimmering Facial Whip LILAC PETAL, $5-6 on Amazon, but I think it's like $3 at Target


  • Splurge item: Too Faced Chocolate Bar Palette, $49 at toofaced.com
  • Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, $12 sample size at urbandecay.com (the sample size has lasted me forever)
  • Splurge item: Too Faced Better Than Sex Mascara, $23 at toofaced.com
  • Substitute: Rimmel Scandal Eyes Mascara, $6.99 on Amazon
  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil set with Black Bean,Milk, and Yogurt, $13 on Amazon
  • Splurge item: stila Stay All Day Waterproof Liquid Eye Liner, $20 on Amazon
  • Substitute: NYX Felt Tip Liner, $8 on Amazon
  • NYX Eyebrow Cake Powder, $6 on Amazon


  • Splurge: MAC Russian Red, $16 at MACcosmetics.com
  • Substitute: Revlon Really Red - I couldn't find this on Amazon reliably, but check drug stores.
  • Basically any NYX lippie is great to start out and they range from about $4-8. Find one in your fave color at target or ULTA.

    Edit: Forgot eyebrows. Darn. Still can come under $250 with the right substitutions.
u/meagantron · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I personally just use a bb cream most of the time. I use this one. It kinda has a dewey finish, but I put a powder over it to make it matte, cause i dont really like the dewey finish myself. I usually dont spend a whole lot of money on anything but eyeshadow, and even then I'll search for a bargain. I've heard good things about these powders, they're what I'm going to try next. If you want more coverage foundation Rimmel also has a matte liquid foundation that I've heard good things about, and if you want to buy a little pricier foundation, I've heard fantastic things about the Kat Von D liquid foundations. I dont really have a lot of opinions on blush, I use the Coastal Scents 10 Blush palette.

Do you wear/want to wear a lot of eye shadow? If so, are you looking for neutral colors, or bright colorful colors?

u/kaiphil95 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

It's my party! But it's actually your party because HAPPY BIRTHDAY! :)

If it were my birthday, I'd want either the Balm nude 'tude palette or this Butter polish. I've been lusting after both for a while!!!

Thanks for hosting :)

u/PixyStickFeind · 4 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Ugh I'm so SICK of Summer :( Bring on the Fall!!!

I will probably be rocking this dark burgundy lip - NYX butter lipstick in Licorice - However, I have a few lipsticks coming in the mail right now so I may change my mind ;) But I feel like this dark color is very flattering on me and Fall friendly!

Swatchy Swatch!: http://imgur.com/a/IObXA

I can't decide between these two palettes, so feel free to surprise me if I win :3



Happy early birthday!! :D Thanks for the Giveaway/contest :)

u/erkala21 · 12 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Lipcote helps, but it's not a miracle worker. I find it works best on formulas that are already great for staying power, particularly mattes, but this just makes it even better. A lot of people don't like it because it smells like nail polish and leaves a tingly feeling for a minute, but I use it regularly and don't mind.

u/pschell · 13 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara Super Waterproof 01 Super Black for Women, 0.21 Ounce, 1 Count https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00INJ7TWW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_k9miDbMB9KRJP

I kept hearing about Kiss Me Heroine mascara and how well it holds a curl... let me just say, I’m blown away.

I have pin straight lashes and use a heated lash curler every day. Typically by the time I’m done my lashes are droopy and barley lifted. Not anymore! I tried it last night and they kept their curl in hot humid weather until I washed my face.

Now my new worry is making sure both eyes are curled the same, since I know they won’t budge!

u/smeepsmop · 1 pointr/RosaceaHelp

I noticed a big difference once I switched to the CeraVe PM lotion, which I figured was from the extra niacinamide.

This is the sunscreen I bought. It's SPF 50+/PA ++++ (the Amazon page has it mislabeled as PA +++). Honestly, I'm not too concerned about having a crazy high SPF/PA rating, but I wanted to try this sunscreen because I heard it has a nice, lightweight texture that absorbs easily. I will definitely repurchase :)

OCM is.. amazing. I want to experiment with making my own oil cleanser with pure argan oil + an emulsifier eventually.

The AHA/BHA cream is 15%.. I'm not sure what the breakdown is for AHA or BHA alone :/ Is there a particular BHA that you would recommend? I'm just trying to use this stuff up right now.

u/Zamiewithazee · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I'm not one for being patient, but I guess that's something I should probably work on! I hope you kick total butt at your Army training! You're not the only one doing some major boot camping :P (though mine seems to take form in Just Dance 4 work out sessions...)

I've been trying to get my hands on this for the longest time. Because make-up + pin-up ladies = TOTAL SPLOOSH.

Thanks so much for the contest, and you can definitely expect a huge welcome home from all of us at RAoA! <3

u/smitha12345 · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I love this one:


I also like Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel, but it does make me look a little shiny. Here's the link, though, if you want to look at it. It does have one more "+," so it has better UVA protection.


Many here like this one as well, though it dried out my skin a little too much. Might work better on you, though:


For whatever reason the single pack isn't coming up as Prime... :(

Also, the correct amount is 1/4 a tbs. Cheers!

u/prrrincess · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hey all!

Issue: Acne

Skin type: Sensitive/dry

Current routine:


CeraVe Hydrating Facial Cleanser
The Body Shop Tea Tree Skin Mattifying Toner
It Cosmetics Confidence in a Cream Moisturizing Cream
Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF 50

Castor Oil + Sweet Almond Oil (a la http://www.theoilcleansingmethod.com) 3-4 nights a week, the CeraVe Hydrating cleanser on the non-OCM nights
CeraVe Daily Moisturizing Lotion on OCM nights, CeraVe SA Lotion for Rough & Bumpy Skin on non-OCM nights

Occasionally used:
ReShape+ Dark Spot Corrector Cream
Mario Badescu Drying Lotion

Length: I've been using this routine for roughly a month, the newest things I've added are the It Cosmetics moisturizer and the OCM. I know with the OCM they say your skin gets worse before it can get better and to do it consistently for 3 weeks for results but I feel like I've done it that long and my cheeks and around my mouth are still red and bumpy.

Other facts: I'm in the process of decreasing the amount of fast food and greasy food I eat, which is a lot right now but hopefully soon will be none. I think that will clear up my skin a little bit but I feel like poor diet isn't the only thing causing this. With the routine I currently have the bumps on my face tend to go away for a day or two but the redness persists and then the actual bumps return.

Location: Southern California

Any advice/suggestions are welcome; thank you for reading my post!

Edit: https://imgur.com/a/8bVpE, thought I attached a pic of each side of my face, whoops!

u/anthropomorphisis · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

The Lorac Skinny is only 15 on amazon. It's pretty awesome and has earthy colors. It's also got a great price point if you can't splurge on the pro.

Also, I feel like a broken record here but wet n wild lipsticks are great an 2.00 a piece and you can buy a bunch of them! Also, their Fergie eyeshadow primer I've heard is great but can't attest to that myself.

u/young_and_baroque · 3 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

YNMV on NYX. People love it, but I use it to wet my brush.

Ben Nye comes in a bunch of different sizes (that get SUPER cheap as the size goes up) but you’ll need your own spritzer bottle for the larger sizes. It also has a scent, so if you are sensitive to that beware. But my friend works at Disney Land and he uses Ben Nye to set his makeup, so if it works for a Disney Prince in the summer I’d say it’s good enough for me.

2 Oz - $16

8 Oz - $40

16 oz - $44

u/milenah · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I've heard/tried the following and liked them:

u/krasotka1 · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Hey everyone!

I just bought a Hada Labo Hyaluronic lotion to incrorporate it into my skin care. My skin is kinda sensitive normal(not too oily and not too dry). I don't have much acne. My main purpose is to have healthy skin and slow aging process :) What I use now is:


- Cleanse with water

- Apply some Aloe vera gel

- Sunscreen (reaply throughout the day if needed)


- Double cleanse ( The Face Shop Rice Water Bright Cleansing Oil + Foam Set by The Face )

- One day I do retinol serum (link), another day I do AHA tonic. I am afraid of using them together

- Wait for 20-40 mins

- Apply Crazy Skin Korea/Trouble Care Sleeping Cream (link)

I feel like I need more moisture (especially in the morning) so I want to integrate it into my routine. Can you reccomend where should I squeeze it?

Thanks! :D

u/ladyaccountant · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Happy cake day!! I missed my first in January but I was in Disney with Munchkin so I suppose that was okay! :) I have been drooling over this The Balm palette on my beauty wishlist for ages!! Thanks for the contest!

u/jassykangaroo · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Hello and welcome! I see you love mascara! What kind is your favorite! I'm about to finish my mascara soon and want to get this one because everyone loves it (:

u/glittergash · 12 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

I have oily skin, somewhat large pores on my nose, pronounced sebaceous filaments and acne scarring. I've done the OCM for about a year using the [AMAZING DHC Cleansing Oil] (http://www.amazon.com/DHC-Deep-Cleansing-6-7fl-oz-200ml/dp/B001UE60E0). I need to buy a new one about once every 6-7 months, and that's with one use every night.

I have noticed a huge difference in my skin. The OCM has helped me skin retain natural levels of moisture, and my body's sebum production is nice and regulated now. My skin still gets oily, but it's not an oil spill on my face..perhaps, almost making my skin "normal?". I have experienced no cons with this method or this product. The price point is extremely fair that having to drop MAYBE $60 total per year on the bottle/replenishment is hardly a con. The DHC product actually dissolves in water, so you can massage it on your face for as long as you want before rinsing it off with warm water. It's base is olive oil.

I really love this product and this method. Along with other regimen changes I've made, my skin is in the best shape (so to speak) of its life.

u/LsdAlicEx9 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

/u/kyriya you're the icing on the cake for sure ! The best part !!
So heres a few add on items that are cheap and easy- just like me ! hah-

Fridge Brace for the RV fridge

Colorful eyeshadow palette

The best mascara ever!!

u/zephyrlily · 3 pointsr/PaleMUA

Try Missha's #13. I mix #21 and #13 when I'm slightly more pink in the summer, otherwise just #13 alone is great. The formula is easy to mix, as well as incredibly forgiving to smearing it on your face like a savage when you're in a rush (like me) or using a beauty blender to build coverage (also me).

I used it as a sunscreen stand-in on a vacation once and never went back. There's a great pearly Missha primer too.

u/KKParadise · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Glam me please!! Gotta love free shipping ;) Thank you for hosting, what an awesome idea!! You are so sweet! or this...

u/honda_kitty · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

My new love affair is with this eyeliner

If you haven't tried it, find it. It's a great, lasting color and really smooth on application :)

Hope you find some good stuff here!

u/ssinns · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Congrats and I hope you do great things with that BIG MONEY!!

I've currently been wanting THIS in l'cole des femmes because I can't really find a color close to it and that KVD packaging is umph!! and THIS because I rarely wear lipstick unless its a lipstick that stays. hopefully this thing will help w/ lipstick longevity!

u/chaethomia · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

oh it's so much fun. The top comments in this thread have some great tips. Also to get you started:

  • Great video by Lisa Eldridge, who I loooove.

  • A lot of light-skinned folks use NYC Sunny bronzer, but it's a little too orange for me. I use NYX Taupe blush instead; just glancing at your photos, we have similar skintones and you might want to try it.

  • This is a SUPER fun thread another redditor did where she photoshopped contouring for other MUAs.
u/unicorndanceparty · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I only have a few add on items on my wishlist, but I would adore this stippling brush to help improve my make up skills! I'm trying anything I can to help cover up my terrible skin (yuck).

Thanks for hosting! junkyard dogs

u/whiskeyonsunday · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I'm stuck in bed recovering from surgery, I totally feel you! My favorite songs change so frequently, right now my favorite song is Nothing Matters But You by The Young Veins featuring Z Berg. I just find it really soothing and sweet. Item!

Hope you're feeling better soon!

u/letsredditgabby · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

> 1. I'm crazy for these two sites Wikipedia and IMDB. I feel the urge to learn everything about Edward Norton at the most random moments.
2. My perfect birthday meal is at this place . they have the best SOL food of all time!
3. This item and maybe this one too
4. I recently learned that "natural flavors" in food most importantly anything with raspberry, strawberry and vanilla is really something that comes from a thing called castoreum or anal glands of a beaver.
5. Flash This :)

Thanks for hosting

u/Thisusernameisdope · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

My favorite tv show is adventure time :D
My favorite book is The face on the milk carton. (Also my favorite series)

My dream is to be a makeup artist when I graduate.

I will bribe you with free hugs <3

u/dizzyvonblue · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Activity-AHHHHHRRRGGGGG I can't choose just one. Painting, reading, makeup, body modification!

Movie- current favorite is Keith, though The Road and Brick are all time favorites, oh and The Boondock Saints.

Book-Paint it Black by Janet Fitch is my favorite

Comic-Sky Doll, wins hands down

Makeup brush

And my reddit raffle,

Potato My Love

My sweltering potato

I eat you up

u/shitlady-gamer · 3 pointsr/Makeup

Make sure you apply the mascara directly after curling as that "freezes" the curl you've created. I would suggest waterproof mascara as that tends to be lighter than the non-waterproof.

You can purchase most of these at a grocery or drug store, but you could also find these at Ulta or online:

L'oreal Paris Voluminous Miss Manga Mascara

L'Oreal Butterfly Lash Out Mascara

Christian Dior Diorshow Mascara

These you will have to buy online.

This is a good site for beauty products.

Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl Mascara

FAIRY DROPS Platinum Mascara

u/trbstr · 9 pointsr/LARP

For any sort of makeup whether Dark Elf or tattoo'd, I use a barrier spray before applying to help keep from sweating through the makeup. You can use the same barrier spray as a seal after application, but I use Ben Nye Final Seal for areally nice matte sealer. I played a makeup heavy character (raccoon) and those two things helped tremendously to keep the makeup in place. Both are fairly inexpensive and most costume shops carry both or similar products. Good luck!

u/dunnowhatnametouse · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I am torn between a cheap ($1.93) add-on and a more expensive, but AWESOME pallet add-on.

I got yelled at for being in the way of kids wanting to play hopscotch the other day... LoL. bonus, daughter in picture! LoL - we were making faces at the camera, she'd copy anything I did. lol

u/SpagattahNadle · 2 pointsr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I hope multiple ones are allowed! There are all under $18 :)

We have:

Too faced shadow insurance

Smashbox High definition concealer in fair

e.l.f mineral eyeshadow primer

NYX powder blush in Taupe

Ardell fashion lash starter kit

L'Oreal Voluminous butterfly mascara

and Lorac Skinny palette

Thanks so much for the contest! I hope its open internationally, I'm in Australia :) I'm sorry there's a few, I couldn't choose! :D

u/dnd1980 · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon



if you get the bonus you shoud get this. So pretty!

/u/skinslip1 - is the sexiest, funniest, smartest, kindest, most wonderfullest.

u/amksh29 · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

This is Ollie, both as a puppy and now. He hasn't changed much, just a bit bigger. My roommate and I adopted him from the local humane society. He's the best cuddler ever! I couldn't imagine my life without him in it. He just has so much personality and is super smart.

THIS would be amazing!

u/aberrasian · 7 pointsr/SkincareAddiction

You need an AM routine! Your skin does look dehydrated, irritated and a bit sun damaged. (Note I'm only saying this from a "specifically scrutinising your skin" point of view. Aesthetically, it actually doesn't look so bad that I'd notice anything if we passed on the street. You're being way harsh on it, most guys have skin that looks like yours or worse and it is very very normal. Definitely not "can't face the public" sort of thing.)

You need to restore your moisture barrier and protect it from the elements. Try an oil cleanser like DHC or Kose Softymo, they are way gentler than foaming cleansers. You just gently smooth the oil over your face to dissolve sebum and dirt, and rinse it off.

Then a hydrating toner, which I would introduce AM and PM, on a wet face to hold in water. Personally I sandwich-layer Etude House Soonjung toner (good for sensitive skin) with Hada Labo Gokujyun Premium (hyaluronic acid and urea for hydration) a couple times, which gives my dry, dehydrated skin a plump dewy glow.

Then a moisturiser, maybe something with ceramides and cholesterol to help you repair your barrier, like Stratia Liquid Gold or Holika Holika Good Cera Cream.

Lastly a broad spectrum sunscreen. A mineral/zinc oxide sunscreen if your skin is sensitive. Just make sure it has an over 16 ppd or PA++++ rating to make sure you're protected from UVA rays which cause aging.

u/zeldas_stylist · 10 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

RAVE: I just recently switched over to Korean BB creams and have seen a noticeable difference in how good they are for my skin! I bought and am testing three:

  • Missha Perfect Cover BB - May be my new HG. My skin feels so nice wearing this, and it stays on perfectly all day. I wore it yesterday and ended up on a spontaneous hike after breakfast and my skin still looked nice!
  • SKIN79 Super+ Beblesh Balm Pretty much the only thing I am wearing today, and so far... so good!
  • Holika Holika Aqua Petit Jelly BB Cream - Actually still waiting on this one, but am excited to see if it is more bouncy/dewy than the other two.

    I am really pumped all three of these (even the one I haven't tried). I have sensitive, fair, combo skin, and have always hated makeup that was too heavy for me. I think I may have solved my problem! AND they are cheap. So awesome.
u/megangigilyn · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This video defines happiness It is amazing. :D

If I win this would be an amazing gift!

u/Helen_Damnation · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

I use a lot of Paula's Choice products. The Hado Labe Sunscreen I found on Amazon although the hydrator I can get at my local Ulta.

OTC Vit C Serum and the Mizon Snail Repair (which is actually more of a serum) were also both on Amazon, both of which I was referred to on the asian beauty reddit page.

Good luck! :)

u/AlaskanFeesh · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I love my Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream in No.13 Bright Beige. I'm NW10, and it fits my shade perfectly. My skin is slightly oily and sensitive. It's got decent coverage for a BB cream, and is very liquidy. It goes on satin and dries matte on my face. And for ~$10, it's hard to beat!

u/plinkityplonk · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

It sounds like we're a similar colour. I use this stuff for light-medium coverage http://www.amazon.com/MISSHA-Perfect-Cover-Cream-Milky/dp/B003HYPVM8 It looks dark in the amazon photos but I assure you shade number 13 it's wonderfully pale. have a look at it and see if it sounds good to you np.reddit.com/r/MakeupAddicts/comments/233jnt/review_missha_m_perfect_cover_bb_cream_no_13/? http://skinandtonics.com/missha-perfect-cover-bb-cream-review/

u/hell0potato · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

For the record I have very long but very straight lashes (I'm white). I use Maybelline Volum Express The Colossal. It's not blow your socks off amazing, but it's the best I have found so far.

This is def on my list to try, though:

u/srs5222 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Woah! That's huge! Congratulations! That really is "BIG MONEY!"
This is hart to pick because I'm still developing my makeup collection. I mostly just have what I've gotten from Ipsy. But I'm gonna go with the theBalm Pallete I love eye shadows and this is something I've been dying to try. I've seen a lot of people with it, so it must be really good.

u/Mishiiee · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

As someone mentioned before, the ecotool brush set. Or you can always go with E.L.F.

Not sure with the lipsticks, as I'm still a beginner (and kind of makeup challenged myself) and I right now opt for lip balm or the couple lip stains I have.

As for eye shadow, you can always go with something like this for your neutrals. Or something by NYX (which can be found in some Targets) like this

As for other things to start with, you might want to figure out how her skin care routine is, and toss in a few things that she could use in that regard. It'll make the makeup look better :)

Some other tools that she might not have, like an eyelash curler (E.L.F. has one for $3), NYX Milk is a good base/primer for eyeshadows as well.


u/friedchicken7115 · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I’ve been using the Heroine Make, you can find it at pretty much any Asian Beauty store if you’re in a city. It’s a lot thinner than most American formulas and made my Better Than Sex mascara look sooooo sad. Top one is Heroine Make and bottom is BTS. It is a waterproof one so you’ll need coconut oil or a separate makeup remover for eyes+waterproof makeup like the one from Simple or Garnier, after the mascara dries it seriously doesn’t budge at all. Here’s a photo I took of the wand. The curve is really nice in getting the little hairs by the corner of your eyes and the bottom lash line too!

u/awly · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I would like to add Amazon seller SamuraiJapan to the list of recommended sellers. Items ship for free from Japan, and they carry Biore UV Aqua Rich Watery Essence and Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel, the awesomeness of which is explained here, and are two of my personal favorites. Items ship wrapped in bubble wrap in an envelope and arrive in about two weeks (US). I've ordered from them four times in the past year, and each transaction has been smooth.

u/space_time · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

I absolutely love Lancome Hypnose Star mascara. It makes my lashes kill! Here it is in a no-makeup makeup look, but it still makes my eyes look awesome. http://imgur.com/Dztu0pK


Edit: Oops, I forgot to include an item! A great post (that I now can't find) made me want this Sleek palette.

u/Semicolon_Expected · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Yuss I'm Azn :3

Uhmm I thought Clinique's CCs worked nicely and really hid my redspots and sallowness. I loved how matte and consistent I looked. Long term, the color corrective properties are not very long term. It is a nice tinted foundationthingmoisterizeridkwhatimsaying though because I kinda get what you mean.

I like Tony Moly and this mascara. Shiseido skincare is expensive but really good. Tony Moly's stuff has really nice packaging.

u/becca_mcr · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

This is awesome news :D!
I got my Milk Jumbo pencil online cheaper though, amazon does free shipping! :) Just incase you plan on buying more, it's worth checking out first to compare prices http://www.amazon.com/dp/B001TK4LM8/ref=pe_385040_30332190_TE_3p_M3T1_ST1_dp_1

u/youreabuttface · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Seems like we both came back around the same time!

I'm looking forward to just hopefully getting my life together in 2015. I wanna get back on track with all the things I've been meaning to for the past I don't know how many years.

I'd love this palette if I win!

u/thestephanieloves · 11 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Nooo I have moderately long lashes, but no volume or curl at all so they are barely noticeable without mascara. This mascara is a godsend, it's a Japanese brand and super underrated :) I bought mine at Olive Young, but Amazon has it too.

u/ToastyTheToastening · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

For for products with hyaluronic acid in it Hada Labo is your friend. They have a [hydrating hyaluronic acid toner] (https://www.amazon.com/Hada-Labo-Gokujyn-Hyaluronic-Lotion/dp/B000FQUGXA) and facial wash that is loved in this sub. They also have a HA sheet masks, sunscreen, moisterizer and oil cleanser so you could technically make an entire routine with products with HA in them!

u/ohwhereismycoffee · 2 pointsr/AsianBeauty

Yes, you do oil cleanser --> 2nd cleanser (it could be foaming, milk, micellar water, whatever works for you!) There are several oil cleansers that are popular around this sub. Off the top of my head:

u/colarg · 5 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

woohoo! another birthday girl! :) Happy birthday my fellow taurus. This will be my everyday eyeshadow when i get my hands on it :)

For now i'm using loreal's quad, i'll take a pic when i get home.

u/aeternae · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I really like Japanese drugstore mascara. They don't flake at all for me, add length and volume for me and don't bother my contacts at all. I wear contacts pretty much every single day too. They are also usually waterproof! It's a fiber mascara though.

You can get it on Amazon and it's about drugstore mascara price

I use a gel pencil to tightline, liquid pen for eyeliner and the mascara with no issues too.

I've tried so many that flake, Maybelline ones, UD, bobbi brown, YSL, they all have flaked and smudged.

Another one that I found that was pretty decent at a low price point is actually Sephora's Lashcraft. I was surprised at how well it worked! It didn't flake until maybe like 12 hours and held up really well on my lower lashes.

link to lashcraft!

u/Ambergold7 · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

This thread will probably be more helpful than I can be https://www.reddit.com/r/AusSkincare/comments/3nfk95/sunscreen_for_oily_skin/, but as the thread says, Neutrogena is a good cheap option, and the other best cheap option is Asian sunscreens, of which I swear by Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF 50, it's a famous Japanese sunscreen that's a light, hydrating white cream that melts into skin and lasts for hours. IT's on Amazon http://www.amazon.com/Hada-Labo-Creamy-Gel-SPF50PA/dp/B007408PIS or $10-$13 on ebay

u/ddeevv · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I've been using Missha Perfect Cover #13 for over a year now, and I usually buy from Amazon using this link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003HYPVM8/

The most recent seller I bought from is Beauty Best LLC.

u/PHvideos · 3 pointsr/adventuretime

For makeup, I'd reccomend Final Seal.

Its used for stage makeup, it isn't super shiney, and a good solid coat will keep you're awesome make-up job on for most of the day (If you're going all day, wash off and re-apply everything after lunch.)

Really nice costume, good job on the dress!

u/faithnna · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Ima cheapskate and I've been lusting after this! I've seen such great reviews for it and the colors look amazingggg. Who doesn't need a palette that tells you exactly how to apply it?! Also a new stippling brush because they're amazing.

Thanks for doing this!

u/batfacecatface · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

Dude, using like four different eyebrow products has been a GAME CHANGER and LIFE SAVER for me. :) First I extend the length of my brow tails using this after brushing my brows with the spoolie. Then I fill in and shape the rest of my brows using this. Then I'll fill in any bare spots with this stuff. Finally my last step is securing those beasts with this!!!! I hope this helps. :)

u/littlemisstigger · 5 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Products Used



  • Mary Kay Timewise moisturizer
  • Elf Eye Refresh
  • Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous liquid foundation in Nude Beige 120
  • Covergirl Ready, Set, Gorgeous powder foundation in Light 115/Pale 120

  • Nars blush in Orgasm

  • Elf Makeup Mist & Set


  • Pinks, white, and silver from this pallete that doesn't name their colors...

  • Milani eyeshadow primer 01 Nude

  • Revlon Lash Potion Mascara

  • Avon Super Shock Max mascara

  • Elf liquid eyeliner in black


  • Maybelline Expertwear (the shade/color/name wore off :-/ )


  • A custom that I made mix of a couple lipsticks I found on sale at Hot Topic
u/cereal_and_milk · 2 pointsr/RandomActsofMakeup

My skincare is routine is this: every morning before makeup, I moisturize with Clinique Dramatically Different Moisturizing Lotion. It's so light and makes my skin feel so perfect. Then every night I cleanse with Origins Checks and Balances frothy cream cleanse, which is AMAZING for combination skin. It's evened me out so much! Then every other day or every two days I use Origins rice exfoliater (blanking on the name right now) and it's pretty good at getting away all the dead skin and evening out my skin's texture.

Thank you for hosting! I'll edit in wishlist item later! Ilovethedaisypup :)

Wishlist item!

u/Satirevampire · 1 pointr/MakeupLounge

We have similar eye shapes, and I find winged eyeliner so tricky! Maybe thicken the line that goes along your lashline?
I'd also suggest curling your lashes - I have straight eyelashes, so curl them when wearing make up - my HG mascara is this stuff
Isehan Heroine Make Long & Curl Mascara Waterproof Black https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00INJ7TWW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_AQMuDbQXR7VJA I've even slept with it on (not recommended!!) and my lashes are still in place the next day!
Your eyeshadow is great, and suits you well!

u/klukins · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

It's my party!

If it was my birthday I think I would want some eye makeup. Colors make me nervous but I think this purple palette would suit me and of course I'd need Milk with it. I also need a new kabuki brush, a new face brush and some beauty blenders. I'd probably ask for one of these "sets" or a combination of these items.

Happy birthday and thanks for hosting!

u/ediblesprysky · 12 pointsr/Youniqueamua

It's like the modern version of tinted moisturizer, sort of? Very common in Asian beauty—I think that's where they originated. Lighter coverage and more skincare-like than regular foundation, but definitely more makeup than skincare. I use this one as my everyday face product; friggin love it.

u/PeachThunder · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Thanks! It took the most self-restraint to not scratch my nose with this on. XD I didn't really try to make it last/not smear because it was late at night, otherwise I would have used a setting spray. I hear Ben Nye has a really great setting spray. I know Ben Nye for special effects makeup, so I would expect that it'd work well for facepaint. Though I already have UD All Nighter so I really should have tried that. It probably would be the same. :)

u/ACosmicOlive · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

Oh neither can I some of those palettes are so expensive. My sex bomb palette was about 7 dollars on amazon. Here's a link! :)

The rest of the colours shown here are from my sleek mattes V1 which is about 11 dollars with shipping on amazon as well! [linky] (http://www.amazon.com/Sleek-i-Divine-Mattes-Palette-Mineral/dp/B008B60N84/ref=sr_1_1?s=beauty&ie=UTF8&qid=1411025279&sr=1-1&keywords=sleek+mattes+v1) I love sleek and NYX both are great brands with really pigmented, high quality product for low prices! You should check them out :)

u/a_wild_dena_appears · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

OH I'm commenting to stalk the comments! I actually have the exact same amount of money to play around with right now!

I do have a suggestion for an eye palette though! TheBalm's Nude'tude palette it is seriously my favorite palette right now! I cannot rave about it enough! Its 21$ with amazon prime! So you could get that and another something really small like this cute lip gloss

u/Veyaria · 1 pointr/MakeupAddiction

Do you like a smoky eye? I ordered the Sleek Ultra Matte V2 palette for 8.99 +2.50 ship and it's really awesome. Pigmented shades perfect for smoky eyes. Will Brb with swatch and purchase links


/u/hannypoppie's review/swatches: http://hantasticbeauty.blogspot.com/2013/09/review-look-sleek-ultra-mattes-darks.html?m=1

Seller I purchased from: http://www.amazon.com/gp/other/aw/d/B00AKB7N4U?cache=f7ddca041cd6be40894c229ec1f22055#ref=mp_s_a_1_1&qid=1392001787&sr=8-1&precache=1

Edit 2: Oh duh nevermind I see you where you requested neutral palettes! Oops! :p

u/MrsTroy · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

My day is going okay. I've been feeling tummy flutters and "kicks" that feel identical to how it felt when I was pregnant with my son, so I took a test and it was negative. Apparently "phantom baby kicks" are a pretty common thing...which is good, because my son is just under 9 months old, lol! Not ready for #2 yet, but I still made an appointment on Wednesday just to be sure. This week I hope to get all of my laundry caught up, and get my grandpa over here to help Hubs install the new regulator on my stove so I can cook again. I haven't had a stove since the 4th of July, and sandwiches/cereal are getting boring, and eating out is expensive! Tonight when Hubs gets home, I am handing him baby and going to take a shower and shave (this counts as two, I promise!), and later this week I am going out with a couple of friends after baby is in bed for some much-needed karaoke therapy! I'm also supposed to do something today with one of my friends who has a daughter exactly 6 weeks younger than my son. No clue what we are doing yet though. I'll add a link once baby wakes up (he's on me) and I can get to my laptop instead of my phone.
Edit: to add Milk! I don't own any NYX products because no where near me sells them! :(

u/FastFly67 · 1 pointr/RandomActsofMakeup

This song always puts a smile on my face. Bonus: its a recipe

I hope you feel better!

u/lalalaliss · 1 pointr/SkincareAddiction

Hada Labo UV Creamy Gel SPF50PA+++ https://www.amazon.com/dp/B007408PIS/ref=cm_sw_r_awd_YbRPub0MAHYRE

I've been using this for a few weeks and LOVE it! I wear it under makeup every single day without issue. No bad smells, feels wonderful, no white cast and it's SPF50 and PA++++! HG for sure.

u/thepinkviper · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

I have tried so many facial cleansers, but this is my absolute favorite: http://www.amazon.com/DHC-Deep-Cleansing-Fluid-Ounce/dp/B001UE60E0/ref=sr_1_1_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1463991883&sr=8-1&keywords=dhs+cleansing+oil

A little pricey, but it's not just an eye make-up remover, it's for your whole face. It's heavenly. It takes even my heaviest eye makeup off completely and never irritates my eyes.

u/lightzalot · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

This eyeliner! Get you a nice tv! I haven't had a tv for years and I finally just got one a few months ago. It's the first flatscreen tv I have ever owned. lol

Thanks for the contest! :)

u/godcalledinsick · 1 pointr/PaleMUA

I have combination skin that's pale with pink undertones too. I switched from using a heavy foundation to a high coverage BB cream with amazing results. I just make sure to moisturize the dry areas before putting it on. Right now I'm using Missha BB cream in shade #13. It's really cheap and has lasted a long time- so cheap that even if it doesn't work for you, you're not out that much. Good luck!

u/Firstmatewifey · 3 pointsr/FeminineNotFeminist

Something that helped me was realizing that since my eyes are oily, "water"proof mascara does nothing for me. With my eye shape and living in a super humid environment, I stopped wearing bottom lash mascara for a while (!!!) until I fell in love with Heroine Make mascara. It's an Asian brand that DOES. NOT. BUDGE. The only downside for me, is that it is so permanent that if I accidentally touch my contact, it will never come off of it. So proceed with caution! Here is a link to it on Amazon if you're interested in trying it!

For techniques, since switching to that brand I haven't had to use these, but maybe it could be helpful:
Carli Bybel actually just made a video with a technique for this!

u/rach11 · 2 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Since I was making several looks one after the other I didn't do much for eyeliner on most of these. A lot of these are simple looks with only 2-3 colors to show some fun bright pairings of colors I think look good together. All the shadows came from:

my inglot summer palette

my disney trios (mostly pressed nyx pearl pigments)

my large Shany eyeshadow palette

let me know if you have any questions or CC :)

u/McGeezy88 · 0 pointsr/MakeUpAddictionUK

I just ordered a lorac skinny palette from Amazon for £15 including delivery. It's a lovely neutral palette and the quality is amazing imo it beats any sleek or MUA hands down.

Here's the link in case you are interested http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00KYJDWDY/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1415815491&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40

u/samantha_pants · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

Contest 1

the look

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The Items:

glitter turquise for hummingbird color, couldn't find exact one or this on is cheaper

sleek dark mattes I want this now anyway, I only ever make smokey looks or natural looks on myself, so this is perfect

plum I added this to my wish list too, I love purple eyeshadows

I figure you already have black eyeshadow and glitter, I didn't like her complete look at the bottom as much, but I think that if she would've used a softer lip color and a different hair style it would look fantastic

u/thesunandthesky · 4 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Super straight Asian lashes here too. Waterproof mascara changed my life. My favorite is Isehan Kiss Me Heroine Make Long and Curl (Japanese brand you can get on Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00INJ7TWW/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_D1NNybQRKQZVM), but I've also had decent results with L'Oreal ones. It also helps to find a curler that really fits your eye shape and gets all your lashes.

u/emythestrange · -1 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

You might just need a better liner and some primer. I'd suggest the MUFE Lip Line Perfector, it's another reverse liner that works fabulously. Goes on clear and stays all day. I think it's a must when wearing darker colors, and it seems to be one of the best reverse lip liners out there.

A primer like Too Faced Lip Insurance could also help, and if you really want to keep that shit on lock, you could throw on some Lipcote Lipstick Sealer. Dita Von Teese claims it keeps her lipstick on even through BJs.

u/Luxene · 6 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

It's a Japanese brand but readily available on amazon: isehan kiss me heroine make long and curl (also available in volume and curl)


u/noiant · 1 pointr/AsianBeauty

I have combination skin and I like it haha. That one works fine with a beauty blender for me. I'm talking about this one. I find that the consistency is thicker but when I try to put it on with a beauty blender, it just sticks to it and doesn't spread as evenly on my face.

u/LovesNature02 · 3 pointsr/MakeupAddiction

Oil cleansing is the best, I don’t regret it. It removes everything easily and after I follow up with my regular cleanser. Is important to use a cleanser afterwards to remove the oil and everything with it. I use either the face shop rice water bright cleansing foam or cerave hydrating cleanser. The face shop brand is korean, the oil is called the face shop facial cleanser natural rice water light cleansing oil. I buy both of them at amazon.