girly-girl thread

  1. Lets talk about more benign stuff. One of my favorite subjects is beauty supplies. We've already discussed the face-care regimens. Lets talk makeup. I'm such a girly-girl.

    What are your favorite brands, and products. Where do you buy yours. What colors do you wear? Cool, neutral, or warm tones?
  2. 16 Comments

  3. by   Gator,SN
    let's see..I wear "warm tones" because I have brown hair and green eyes and they have always worked best for me. I really like to try new things. One of my classmates has the prettiest blue eyes and she wears white eye shadow (very thinly applied to upper lids near the lashes) and it looks so good! I tried it and it made me look funny.....I like Avon products and they last a good while too. I have tried Mary Kay foundation and did not like it but my sister wears nothing else.
    I have been tempted to try the Victoria Principle (sp) products on QVC but still debating it.

  4. by   aimeee
    I've just never been able to adjust to wearing makeup. Have bought the whole nine yards from MaryKay twice in my life and in the end most everything ends up just taking space in the cupboard. Its not that I couldn't use the help, but I just can't get comfortable with foundation. A little eyeshadow, mascara, and lipstick are what I stick with. As neutral as possible.

    My favorite lipstick right now is something from the Elder Beerman dept store but I can't recall the brand. Its called "sugar daddy". I like the frosts. I tried one of those types that is supposed to last all day...from cover girl, I think...and it does last really well, but towards the end of the day I find myself sort of peeling (chewing) it off my lips. Ewwwww. Now that is NOT attractive. So I have reserved that one for special occasions like dinners out.
  5. by   adrienurse
    Are you wearing Sugar Daddy by Estee Lauder? One of my favorite lipsticks.

    I have very very pale skin, red hair and blue eyes. Skin has warn undertones. I gave up foundation for the summer. Have just discovered eyeliner this year (never knew how to put it on myself properly. I am using a really neat eyeliner called powersurge by MAC (kind of a goldy-brass), and a plummy brown by Clinique (shy-brown). I like to use reddish tinted mascara when I can find it, b/c even brown looks too dark on me. I am using a teeny bit of lip color on my upper lids b/c it's just the right color (lip and cheek gel in nut-hush by body shop). My skin is kind of ruddy, so I don't use blush.
  6. by   sunnygirl272
    ok, anyone?.....waterproof brown mascara? that isn't gooey and clumpy? i've been using l'oreal splashout for years, but it's brown-black, which is their lightest how it acts..but it's not as light as i would like....
  7. by   Aussienurse2
    I can only use Revlon products, my skin is weird. I went and bought the last "Toast of New York" when the colour run finished, it's a dark cinnamon colour. I use a stick blush in a lighter brown and that firming foundation to fill in the trenches that used to be wrinkles.
  8. by   Carleigh
    Usually I think dept. store make-up is way overpriced and overrated BUT I have to splurge on Lancome's mascara. Makes me look like I have false eyelashes on but in a good way!
  9. by   stevierae
    I have heard that about Lancome's mascara, Carleigh!! Maybe I'll have to splurge, too--what price beauty? Anyway, sounds like a good investment.

    I have permanent eyeliner and lipstick; the lipstick looks very natural, like a baby's rosy red lips. It's just meant to enhance; it doesn't overshadow whatever shade of lipstick you like to wear.

    I like the Ten-O-Six brand of gel blush, it's non-comedogenic and looks very natural.

    Rarely wear liquid foundation; would like to, but can't seem to find a brand with staying power. Seems to wear off after an hour or two. Who can suggest a good one?

    So for now I just wear blush, mascara, and clear lip gloss!

    My daughters SWEAR by MAC products. Maybe I'd have better results if I wasn't so cheap.
  10. by   LasVegasRN
    I am a total MAC wearer. LOVE their stuff!! I especially love how they teach you how to use black eyeshadow as eyeliner with their tiny angled brush. I'll never go back to liquid or pencil eyeliner again!
  11. by   Lausana
    Oh how I love make up, oh how I love maaakke uuppp...(hope that wasn't sacreligious )

    Anyhoo, wonderful thread Adrienne! I have of those rubbermade tubs with all kinds of fun glosses and glitters for those days I want to be pretty

    For everyday I wear concealer and foundation (for the good of humanity) sometimes liner, shadow & MASCARA! Love mascara, I could wear nothing else as long as I've got that.

    I've been looking for a good foundation, I got a little sample of Almay & like it so far...also like the color "Naked 03" :chuckle
    Change shadow shades a lot...Wear very black mascara, but only on the top...have really long lashes so if I wear on the bottom from far away it just looks scary!

    For my lips...chapstick I have nice lips as is, so only glosses for special occasions...I usually play up my eyes instead.
  12. by   KRVRN
    I admit it... I wear Avon lip gloss.
  13. by   Love-A-Nurse
    i wear make-up by black radiance. pressed powder, blush and lipstick are the only three i wear. if time is limited, i must have my lipstick on. my color choice of lipstick i wear depends on the clothes and the mood i am in.
  14. by   Lausana
    Originally posted by KRVRN
    I admit it... I wear Avon lip gloss.
    I love Avon...I have one sad tube of cinnamon chapstick from a Christmas long ago that I use sparingly every now and then because I've never been able to find the same one