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Actual contour products, like Chanel Notorious, which was a basic product that should have been made permanent. There are theatrical brands who do them, but depending on where one lives, they may not be readily accessible. There are also other products we can “repurpose”, but it would be nice to see something like Notorious on the mainstream market, and at an affordable pricepoint.

Lots of brands already do these, Xamyx! They’re just not as, er, notorious as Notorious.

Have you tried the sculpting powders in the MAC Pro line, or the MUFE Sculpting Kits? They’re not as grey, but they’re definitely still out there! I think Senna and Sephora Collection do sculpting products, too, and some of the OCC Crรจme Color Concentrates may work depending on your skintone. ๐Ÿ™‚

I haven’t tried the MAC line in-person, but from what I can tell, they’re too warm. I have *extremely* neutral skin, to the point it almost has a greyish cast, so something like Notorious is what I’m looking for. MUFE also has some, but the nearest Sephora that carries it is 2 hours away. I also have a decent one from NYX, but to replace it is a bit of a PITA. I just wish more “mainstream” brands did something. I did see the Sephora Collection Baked trio last night, and there is one that looks promising, but I really hope it isn’t LE.

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Yes you’re definitely right X. I missed out Chanel’s Notorious and would’ve LOVED to see it being made permanent. I tried to replicated the ‘greyish-purpley’ tones with a Rimmel grey eyeshadow but it wasn’t the same. All the contour powder I’ve tried has been far to warm and ends up looking to bronzed. If anyone has any dupes for Notorious or any combos, it would be a great help!

I agree that the MAC contour powders are too warm (they didn’t even look like good bronzers on my skin).
You should take a look at the Kevyn Aucoin contour powder – it’s got more brown in it than Notorious but still definitely grey and I think more natural.

Is the NYX one that you have Taupe? My skintone runs too fair/cool for that one (I use a matte grey eyeshadow for contouring), but I’ve heard good things about the shade! I wish the wear time was better, though; my sister uses it regularly but always complains about it wearing off by the end of the day.

Bobbi Brown do a few matte eyeshadows worth looking at if you’re very neutral (I can’t for the life of me remember their names, but they were very slate/concrete — a good balance of grey & brown). I know they’re “repurposed,” but at least they’re fairly easy to find! ๐Ÿ™‚

The NYX is a split-pan, with one side a greyish-brown, and the other a pearly white. It’s an awesome product, but not so easy to procure. I can’t find the Taupe blush, *anywhere*…

I just picked up the Kevyn Aucoin, but it is sooo expensive, and only one store within a 10 mile radius even carries it. It’s such an obscure brand that even when I walked into the store, I literally walked right past the counter, and the SA told me everyone does, LOL, as it’s squeezed in between two others. I also picked up the Sephora trio in Sophisticated, and it’s quite nice, and contains quite a bit of product for the price.

I just wish more mainstream brands, that are more widespread, and reasonably priced had something to offer.

I would like to see color cosmetics (face, lips, cheeks and eye products) in which the pigment is combined with a SPF-50+++ (or higher rating) sunblock and an anti-aging, skin-smoothing, moisturiser. Cream to powder formulations would be nice, since those seem to last the longest on my skin, and also because I love matte (lip) products.

A contouring cream! Think the Chanel cream bronzer formula but in a shade closer to Notorious. I would be beyond excited for a product like that!

Also, SPF specifically for the eye area. Sunscreen needs to be reapplied every 2-3 hours, but I really don’t want to get an eye cream with spf and reapply that every 2 hours.

Yes! A product to hide redness & pores on the nose area. Enough with the craze on under eye brighteners and concealers – nose concealers please??

Hahaha, I would LOVE to see “nose concealers” become a thing! Something with good coverage that’ll go on smoothly (am I the only one whose nose area gets really dry??) that won’t come off the first time you blow your nose. ๐Ÿ˜€

Oh lord yes, I get so annoyed at doing my make-up and then needing to blow my nose and at the base all coming off. I thought it was just me!

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I thought it was just me too! I’m so sniffly (its Winter here) and my nose always loses coverage first and ends up looking like Rudolph’s nose…all red and shiny! =C

A magic glitter fairy lol! That, or a stick on like one of those eye tattoo things, like nail strips, that’s the only way I can see a glitter eyeshadow needing no primer hehe.

It’s not a product that’s necessarily missing, but I wish the market was a tad kinder to cooler-toned folk. I can count on one hand the number of brands whose face products I can wear in the winter months. ๐Ÿ˜›

I agree that multi-use products are what need improvement. Usually if it works well as a lip color then it flops as an eye product and vice versa. My dream product though would be something like Inglot’s Freedom System but with a palette the size of the UD Oz palettes with separate covered compartments – one for cream one for powder – with a space for lip color and/or blushes.. I’m working on converting my Theodora palette right now, lol.

I think Sisley is very high end luxury organic makeup, since I have heard that people that are very sensitive and are allergic even to Clinique, go to Sisley because itยดs designed using natural ingredients. Iยดm not sure if it is 100% organic but it may be worth a try, the price tag is scary though…

Try Ilia or RMS Beauty. Not super “luxury” but high quality products with very few ingredients. I’m pretty sure both are organic.

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I personally would love to see a mascara that’s truly easy to remove. I haven’t even been wearing mascara, especially this summer, because taking it off is just such a pain! One that removes with one swipe of makeup remover would be amazing – or maybe I’m just not using the right remover!

Try MAC Cleanse Off Oil, work it into your eye makeup dry, then wet down your hands to lather it up, and rinse off ๐Ÿ™‚
Or Clinique’s Take The Day Off, soak a cotton pad and hold it against your eye firmly for 30 seconds and then wipe.

I really like MAC Opulash for precisely this – very easy to remove with my basic cleanser, without any smudging, plus it looks very natural on.

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Opulash is a nightmare to remove for me! it like flakes off and leaves little sticky black flakies all over my face. ๐Ÿ™ gross. I still use it cause it makes my lashes fat and dark which i liiiike but man do i dread taking it off. maybe i just have a bum tube?

I think noncomedogenic products in general are missing. So many brands claim to not cause acne and even label their products noncomedogenic when they’re really not (ex: clinique, nars, neutrogena, physicians formula, etc.). I have acne prone skin and i wish there was a makeup line that was truly noncomedogenic. The only brand I’ve seen so far that makes an effort to make noncomedogenic products is Hourglass, but I haven’t tried all of their products.

I completely agree, it’s so frustrating to try a new product and have it break you out. I am so tired of it.

Have you tried Neutrogena Clear Face? I’m suuuuper oily and I’ve worn this one all day at Disneyland and it didn’t make me any more oily than usual, it’s really nice.

You could try Riemann P20 (Link Below) it sinks into the skin and then you an put make-up on as normal afterwards and because it develops in the skin rather then sitting on top of it, it really is an apply once a day, even if you are swimming etc. I’ve very pale and burn at the drop of a hat and it is the only thing I’ll use now ๐Ÿ™‚
http://www.p20.co.uk/

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I feel like more brands need to make gel based lips pencils espesally int eh drug store range. Their is only Prestige cosmetics on the market. I mean NYX and Milani could do those as well. ๐Ÿ˜‰

Ugh, someone REALLY needs to create an automatic brush cleaner. (Steve Jobs’ ghost, I’m looking at you.)

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I was thinking about this the other day! I soo can’t be bothered to clean them and wanted someone to invent one so I could just buy it and have it do it for me!!

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This is a really good question…
I’m a little obsesses with my brows being presentable and in the summer, they just melt off my face ๐Ÿ™‚ ewww I know. I don’t think there are enough summer (i.e waterproofing) options for brows. MUFE makes Aqua Brows, but the colors are a little off on me, and in my opinion are a little difficult to use. Anastasia just came out with Brow Genius, which is a loose brow powder with a waterproofing gel. This is okay and works well, but there are only 2 shades and both are dark. I would like to see more options and ideas there.
I don’t think any brands make a great setting spray. I think they could all use vast improvement. UD’s All Nighter is probably the best one, but if you use daily it will clog pores and cause some nasty cystic acne. Skindinavia’s are good too. I guess there are some okay setting sprays, but they could be so much better. I would love to see one that sets makeup, keeps it from melting off my face, and controls oil…a girl can dream!
Another thing I would like to see is a primer that does everything a primer should do, but with some acne control. Primers seem to make me break out, especially the silicone kind. But the silicone kind also makes my skin look the most flawless. It would be nice to see one that has some kind of prevention from breaking out. I always use Clearisil under my primer, but during the winter it can cause dry patches that just don’t look good. I’m actually surprised and disappointed that a good primer like this hasn’t come out yet.

Have you tried the Tarte Amazonian Clay Waterproof Brow Mousse? There are 3 shades and the taupe shade is great for lighter brows.

More brands that do products for sensitive/oilier combination skins. Just because I get rashes to a load of things doesn’t mean my skin is dry! I don’t want all that moisture.

Hmmmm. Well, I’ve tried various kinds of products claiming to “fill in,”” erase,” or cover up oversized pores (– and I have them, ONLY on my nose but the ones I’ve tried don’t seem to do a particularly good job at improving the look of pores! There was aa good pr ,,

Have you tried L’Oreal Miracle Blur? My current favorite combination is this, foundation of choice on top, and “set” with Essence Mattifying Powder. While my pores aren’t filled in, or even invisible, they are much more diffused. Other primers just seem to make my pores (which are on my cheekbones) *more* apparent, but so far I’m really liking the results. I’m just waiting to see how everything holds up when the temperatures rise.

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