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My eyeliner would be cruelty-free and vegan, hypo-allergenic, reasonably priced, and readily available in stores and online.
It would be a VERY pigmented cream-to-powder product that would apply [with the brush […]

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Carla commented on the post, What blushes would you recommend to someone new to makeup? 1 week, 2 days ago

I agree that a lot would depend on the person’s skin tone and preferences.
For example, a deep wine blush on an NW15 might look clownish, if not expertly applied, while even a less-than-skillful application of […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you keep track of when your beauty products expire? 1 week, 2 days ago

To be honest, I keep careful track of how old my mascaras, lash primers, lids primers, and eyeliners are, but for everything else, I keep using it until it starts to look/taste/smell odd.
For the items I *do* […]

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Carla commented on the post, Sneak Peek: NARS Audacious Lipsticks Photos & Swatches 1 week, 3 days ago

Oh, my goodness! I’ve never been much of a Nars buyer, ut just about all of these, except the beiges and very browned shades, look like “me.”
I have to tell myself firmly that I already have probably all of these […]

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This makes me not at all sorry that I’m no longer a MAC buyer – the shades are way too yellow/gold for me, and the texture sounds fairly dreadful. On someone younger than I, with different coloring, it could […]

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Oh, yeah – and I want Catrice in the U.S.
NOT that I’m makeup-deprived, by any stretch of the imagination, but since I’ll buy only from cruelty-free brands, and there are so many great cruelty-free options among […]

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I live in the U.S., and I can think of five brands that I can’t readily get here, but would like to be able to obtain more easily/less expensively:
Face Atelier – I can get it, but the shipping is very […]

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Carla is loving Pretty Boy 2 weeks, 6 days ago

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Carla commented on the post, What beauty product do you wish everyone would try? 3 weeks ago

Thanks, Maddie!
I, too, have VERY oily lids that just crash UDPP, and pretty much every other primer I’ve tried.

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Carla commented on the post, What beauty product do you wish everyone would try? 3 weeks ago

I TOTALLY agree, Alla!
Everybody seems to have been in love with “blah beige” for soo long that I think many have forgotten or don’t realize how very flattering a red lip can be. Red is not a low-maintenance, […]

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Carla commented on the post, What beauty product do you wish everyone would try? 3 weeks ago

Right on, Beka!
I used sunscreen faithfully as a young person, and I’m 50 with no spots and virtually no lines. I got hassled about being “white,” but I didn’t care then, and *really* don’t now.
Your nieces […]

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Carla commented on the post, What beauty product do you wish everyone would try? 3 weeks ago

Clarins Gloss Prodige, particularly in the shade “Raspberry.”
Gloss Prodige is everything a gloss should be: moisturizing, non-sticky, long-lasting for a gloss, and it smells delicious, but not overpowering. It’s […]

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Carla commented on the post, Has your beauty routine changed as you’ve gotten older? 3 weeks, 6 days ago

I’m 50, and my answer to this question is a resounding, “YES!”
My skin is still insanely oily in the T-zone, but I actually have some dry patches on my cheeks.
In fact, in the past year or so, I’ve switched from […]

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Carla commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Satin Eyeshadows 3 weeks, 6 days ago

Way to go, xamyx – buy first, figure out how to wear it later! :)
I agree that quality and color are paramount; I can find some way to wear just about any texture.

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Carla commented on the post, Rant & Rave: Satin Eyeshadows 3 weeks, 6 days ago

The satin finish is my absolute *favorite!*
I’m 50, and though my skin has held up well (thank you, genes, and my aversion to tanning!), I find that very shimmery products tend to look a little harsh. Good mattes […]

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Triple Crikey – whatever “crikey” means … :)
In my case, it means “Oh, no; my budget is doomed!

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I could go for just about all of them, except Leche and Amaretto, which look to be too brown for me.
The reds and wines look tempting, though – I love deep lip colors for fall. :)

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I hope you’ll have a post on what historical trends we’d all like to see stay history!! ;)

I wanted to suggest a discussion on “which trends you wish would go away, and STAY AWAY,” but I figured that would be […]

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I agree, Samantha.
Wearing makeup, styling your hair, and wearing occasion-appropriate clothes has somehow inexplicably become associated with looking or being “old.”
I’ve taken pride in my appearance since I […]

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