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Same! Thank goodness I was born with shaped eyebrows otherwise I would have been trying hard to love my unibrow

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It’s highly unusual if I use liquid foundation, eyeliner, lipliner, lip gloss, bronzer/contour powder, highlighter, or brow gel (don’t even own any!).

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A lot, actually. I don’t use BB/CC Creams, bronzers, cheek and lip stains, cream eyeshadows, liquid eyeliners, loose pigments, mascaras, and tanning lotions.

For me, these definitely include bronzers (although it can be argued that contours powders are interchangeable product types) and highlighters for every day use. I can understand using these for certain types of photo shoots, but with every day lighting and face-to-face interaction, they just seem too obvious, especially highlighters. And I’m including the Hourglass Ambient and NARS Crystal Powders in this category.

Maybe I just haven’t encountered anyone who wear them convincingly…

The same could be said for bright, pigmented blush, especially in shades like orange & coral.Blush is a “complexion” product, and should look therefore look as natural/seamless as foundation, but people still seem to like the “fun” shades. Who naturally “blushes” orange (or purple)…?

If your skin’s yellow-toned, you do blush a little orangey; likewise, if your skin’s very blue-toned, you blush a little purple.

The key-word is “little”; I’m talking about vivid mandarin, bright orchid, etc… Yes, there are some people who wear them, and they look quite natural. Likewise, there are those who wear them and they are very obvious. I simply prefer “complexion” products to look natural, and not every shade will look natural on every skintone, whether it be a blush or a contour/highlight product.

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Make up can be an art form to express one’s self. Some enjoy making blush and highlighters look obvious, and are not trying to be convincingly natural.

Sometimes it just fun to have fun with make up on a daily basis for freedom of self expression. πŸ™‚

The response was simply to point out that while the OP doesn’t think contours/highlights look “natural”, neither do many blush shades that are ever so popular, and that *I*, for *myself*, prefer all “complexion” products to look seamless & a part of the face. I wouldn’t personally wear a foundation that left a line of demarcation, but if others want to, that’s their prerogative…

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I really hate using foundation and concealer. I have yet to find any that look good, so I just stick with BB creams and tinted moisturizer. I don’t need/like a lot of coverage anyway, so it works for me.
I also rarely use eyeliner, lip gloss, and bronzer (aside from contouring)

Lip gloss and bronzer I never use. Ditto blush, because I have a lot of residual red acne scarring on my cheeks — and blush only seem to highlight them.

Also mascara. I’d love to be able to wear them, but for some reasons they always weigh my lashes down and smear on my glasses.

Foundation, primers, contours, bronzers, any kind of eyebrow product, I don’t even tweeze mine because I know I would screw them up.

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False eyelashes. Never worn them, don’t ever plan to. And red lipstick. 10 years of buying makeup and I have not found a single red lipstick that works on me.

It’s also rare that I wear eyeliner, even though I actually love eyeliner. But I’m fully blind in one eye thanks to a skateboarding incident in HS and it takes me a good 20 minutes to apply it evenly. Eyeliner has henceforth been strictly reserved for VERY special occasions! Lol

Cream shadows and bronzers. Too oily of lids, can only use powder shadows. Too pale for bronzers, but will use darker blushes for contouring.

Primers, expensive foundation should not have to be primed : (
Highlighters, get can’t the hang of them

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Lots, actually. Liquid foundation, cream eye shadows, any mascara, loose pigment/powder anything, liquid eye liner, bronzer, eye or face primer.

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