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I love lipstick and gloss together, because it’s always interesting to see how you can alter the underlying lipstick. I will also mix for brow shades often – like a slightly darker or super shimmery shade mixed with something more matte.

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Sometimes I layer eyeshadows together, like when I want more golden shimmer in an eyeshadow; or layering powder eyeshadows over cream eyeshadow or eyeshadow over liner and things like that.

I seem to have a mental block on layering lipsticks though…I’ve done it before and I logically understand that if I mixed shades I could make every color I ever wanted–and yet I don’t. I’d rather buy a new lipstick than mix shades I already have, even though that’s totally unreasonable.

All the time. Eyeshadows, blushes, llpsticks/glosses/frosts
It’s how I can create shades that suit my skin tone.
Not to mention it’s a lot of fun!

Yes!!! I mix lippies all the time. Today I mixed Maybelline’s Vivids Brazen Berry & Hot Plum!!!! -Terese Leigh

I have a couple of light frosty lipsticks that look like death on their own that I keep around just to add a highlight to the middle of my lips or a bit of shimmer to a matte finish. I layer eyeshadows all the time, especially over a cream eyeshadow base.

I am going to use the word layering instead of mixing for me. I’m not a huge fan of actually mixing products as I think it tends to just muddy the colours. So, definitely, I like to feel all mad scientist and I layer products frequently. Sometimes it works magic and others..not so much.. but that is the fun of it.

Lipsticks and gloss. I also sometime mix Buck and Naked form Naked 1 for a really soft contour shade.

Yes! I find that I do that a lot with my lipsticks. I see them online, when I get it and try it on, it’s usually a completely different look on me. And I tend to mix different shades to get that look. Sometimes it’s a hit, and sometimes it’s a miss. But that’s the beauty of makeup! Trial and error and see what works for you. Just yesterday I had on Maybelline’s ColorSensational in Vivid Rose and felt I needed a more of a “pow”. I layered the Lip Tar “Hoochie” and they’re gorgeous together.

I used to mix foundation shades until I found Chanel Perfection Lumiere and then went back to MAC and was put into an NC instead of NW. I sometimes line my lips with a color a little darker than my lipstick to create an ombre look, then add lip gloss in a lighter shade than the lipstick. It looks really pretty, IMO.

I like to layer MAC’s Up The Amp and MAC’s Speed Dial. I always use MAC’s Brule all over my eyelid whenever I do my makeup and then layer the other shades on top. I’ll mix shades for my crease, often I use both Naked and Buck from the Naked palette and layer them

I mix different shades of foundation because of my everchanging skin tone, going fairer as time goes by (got to admit that living in a country which has rain/clouds 90% of the time does its thing) and I am becoming a master of getting as many suitable shades as possible, depends on if I got sunkissed, if I spent 3 months without any sun at all, etc. Same goes for correctors.
Sometimes I also layer different eyeshadows, but it happens basically when I am going to a fancy party. For the rest, I like to keep it pure and simple!

I do. Especially when I have limited possibilities (I only have a make-up bag of products on holiday). I usually do mixing when I want to tone down the warmness or the coolness of a certain shade.

Every day for foundation: I’m too dark for HD#115, too fair for HD#130, and too neutral for every shade in between, si I just mix’em up all year round, adding more and more #130 as I tan. It allows me to always have the perfect tone, any season with only 2 products!
I also layer lipstick to get my perfect coral, all the shades I purchased look awful on my complexion, but some combos bring them from wearable to perfect.

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I love using glosses to just slightly change the colour of a lipstick… I used MAC’s “Feel My Pulse” from the temperature rising collection and pinked it up a bit using “Splashing” lipglass from the “To The Beach” collection… turned out just right with my light blue eyeshadow… a hard mark to hit without looking like Barbie hit the streets when that Doctor gig didn’t quite work out.

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I mix shades almost regularly. I like making my own “customized” makeup. My current favorite is mixing MUFE Rouge Artist Intense Lipsticks #16 (bronze) and #17 (gold). So pretty together. I mix lipsticks, blend my eyeshadows, layer blushes together, layer nail polishes on top of each other , etc. It’s fun.

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