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Carla commented on the post, How do you apply your lipstick? 1 month ago

Since I’m always in a hurry, and am not afraid of full-on color, I apply it straight out of the tube!
I start on the left outer corner of my bottom lip, and “draw” all the way across, trying very hard (but not […]

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Oh, sure, I remember the roller-ball lip glosses!
They were The Thing when I was in junior high.
My first one was strawberry-flavored, then I “branched out” to an orange-flavored one.
By the time I got to high […]

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It’s difficult to remember back that far – I *am* almost 50, after all.
But I vaguely remember when I was about 13, and had just begun wearing makeup.
I guess my mother got tired of me messing around in her […]

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Carla commented on the post, What was the worst makeup accident/mishap you’ve had? 1 month, 1 week ago

It’s actually been a while since I had a serious beauty accident, but I had a whopper when I was a 16-year-old high school sophomore.
One morning ( a school day, of COURSE), when I curled my eyelashes, I failed […]

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Probably not on an everyday basis, but it might be fun to at least have it done once by a pro, just to see if he/she can do better with my face than I can. I really like the way I apply my own makeup, and I’m […]

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Carla commented on the post, Makeup Look: Neutral Eyes with Teal Eyeliner 1 month, 2 weeks ago

That print is great, and I LOVE those earrings!

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Carla commented on the post, Makeup Look: Neutral Eyes with Teal Eyeliner 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Colored eyeliner (or eyeshadow, for that matter) is not something I like on my green-eyed self, but you brown-eyed people, go for it.
Do the Smudge Sticks wear well?
I have INSANELY oily skin, so even […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you organize your lipsticks? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Since I own over 100 lipsticks (only some are back-ups, and almost all are MAC) some form of organization is a must.
I briefly had them organized per color family – reds, pinks, and plums. I store my most-used […]

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Carla commented on the post, How do you organize your eyeliners? 1 month, 3 weeks ago

This is going to be a rather short reply.
I own three (3) eyeliners, all pressed powder (Trish McEvoy Eye Definers) – a plum, a black, and a brown. I keep them stacked on the top of one of my makeup organizers. I […]

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Carla commented on the post, Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream Review, Photos, Swatches 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I may be “forced” to give this a try, then – especially since I really like this company.
I do wish they’d work on their packaging, though.

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Carla commented on the post, Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream Review, Photos, Swatches 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Well, on second look, this seems to read more “magenta” to me than “burgundy.”
The “gorgeous” still stands, but it might actually work as a warm weather shade, especially blotted/sheered out.
I wonder how it […]

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Carla commented on the post, Bite Beauty Burgundy Cashmere Lip Cream Review, Photos, Swatches 1 month, 3 weeks ago

This looks pretty gorgeous, though I’m not typically a fan of liquid lipsticks.
The color alone might suck me in, though – it looks like a great shade for fall.
Good grief – did I just mention “fall,” after the […]

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Carla is loving Burgundy 1 month, 3 weeks ago

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Carla commented on the post, Do you exfoliate your lips? 2 months ago

Yes, I do – and I see that I’m in the majority! :)
Once a week, I use e.l.f. lip exfoliator, and then, shortly before I apply lipstick, I [very gently] finish smoothing my lips with a soft wet toothbrush. I also […]

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Carla commented on the post, Do you feel there are too many beauty brands available? 2 months, 1 week ago

While I agree that, especially for a beauty “junkie” who enjoys trying to keep up with what’s of-the-moment in the world of cosmetics, it can get overwhelming and bewildering to try to keep up with ALL of the […]

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Carla commented on the post, Do you ever feel guilty for loving makeup? 2 months, 1 week ago

Yes! I don’t know how many times I’ve been labelled “vain,” because I put sch money, time, thought, and effort into my makeup. However, I try very hard to buy *only* products I really think I’ll love, and will […]

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Carla commented on the post, Have you ever had to hide your love for makeup? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

@Lucy,
I am SO sorry that you’ve had and are still having such a difficult time.
I’m not going to say that I completely understand your situation, because I haven’t been there. I am physically disabled, from […]

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Carla commented on the post, How would you describe your makeup style? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I guess I’d say that mine is “polished but fun.”
My overall look is fairly conservative, and my approach to makeup is to enhance what I have naturally – neutral shadows and liners to play up my bright green eye […]

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Carla commented on the post, Have you ever had to hide your love for makeup? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I never felt like I truly had to “hide” my love for makeup, but especially when I first started wearing it, I sneaked around to put it on, in an unsuccessful attempt to avoid criticism and scorn from my […]

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Carla commented on the post, How many blushes do you own? 2 months, 2 weeks ago

I own about 20, though I’m really not that “into” blush; I own FAR more lipsticks and eyeshadows than blushes.
However, I’m rather obsessive about having just the right blush color for every look.
That is why I […]

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