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Except for eyeshadow, I won’t wear beige, either. Maybe at 50 I’m just “old school,” but I always thought that the entire point of applying makeup was to make yourself look healthier, not paler. That’s why I […]

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Chi-Chi, I heard THAT!
Beginning when I was a child, and continuing right through early adulthood, I got frequent snide remarks, from “friends” as well as strangers, about my “fat” lips. In high school, I even […]

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DEFINITELY!
I’m 50 now and, rather weirdly, I am much more comfortable with my appearance than I was when I was much younger and most would say better-looking.
When I was young, I felt like I needed to use […]

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Carla is loving Black Metal Dahlia 1 month ago

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Carla commented on the post, What beauty brand is most represented in your stash? 1 month ago

My lipsticks and blushes, as well as many eye shadows, are predominantly MAC.
However, I stopped cold-turkey buying MAC a couple of years ago, when they lost their cruelty-free status.
These days, my favorite […]

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Carla commented on the post, What color of eyeliner do you wear the most? 1 month, 1 week ago

PLUM, for sure!
I have green eyes and NW15 skin, so a deep plum liner plays up my eye color and adds definition without looking harsh. My “go-to” is Trish McEvoy Eye Definer in Deep Aubergine. I also occasionally […]

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I’m with you, Sarita!
I buy makeup online all the time, and not entirely because I’m disabled and can rarely get out. I like being able to buy just one product, if that’s all I want, and not have to run up […]

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In general, no.
I really don’t look all that different when I have makeup on, as opposed to when I’m bare-faced. If I’m treated differently, it’s most likely because I feel more “put together” and more confident […]

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Carla commented on the post, Has your makeup style changed over the years? 1 month, 2 weeks ago

Oh, sure. I’m 50, and feel [at least a little] more comfortable with my looks now than when I was young, and, most would say, better-looking.
I survived a major illness in my 30s, and I think that’s made me feel […]

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Carla commented on the post, Do you think you’ll ever fall out of love with makeup? 1 month, 2 weeks ago

I think it’s VERY unlikely that I’ll ever lose interest in/give up makeup entirely, but I do find that as I get older (I just turned 50), I think I actually look best with less.
For example, I’m now willing to […]

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Carla commented on the post, Charlotte Tilbury Launches in the U.S. on September 2nd 1 month, 3 weeks ago

Is this line cruelty-free?
If so, I’m there!
Sorry, bank account! :)

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Carla commented on the post, 5 Tempting Burgundy Eyeshadows 1 month, 3 weeks ago

I like burgundy shadows, because they make my green eyes really pop, but it can be difficult to find shades that don’t give me that awful “conjunctivitis look,” which is NOT a good look for me!
I mean, you don’t […]

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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? 2 months, 1 week 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 is loving Strumpet 2 months, 1 week ago

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