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    This thread is really useful, i'll be adding it to the OT page of the Beauty Product Review Thread for further thread reading so long as that's okay with you
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    Please advise on your favorite:
    Mascara
    Chanel Inimitable.
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid)
    Pencil - WSeven Gel pencil liner.
    Liquid - MAC Fluidline in blacktrack.

    Eyeshadow
    MAC individual shadows.
    Foundation & Concealer
    Prescriptives Virtual Skin foundation.
    Prescriptives Camouflage Cream concealer.

    Lipgloss/sticks
    Revlon Lipglide. Superb.
    Brushes etc.
    Always go for the best you can afford - MAC are classics.
    Any other cosmetics
    Never forget to powder your concealer and foundation for a long lasting finish. I recommend Chanel Poudre Universelle.
    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary?
    I use Clarin's Beauty Flash Balm. It creates a really smooth base for concealer/foundation.
    How much do all those cost?

    Also with the MAC eyeshadows are there loads of colours? I'm trying to find an eyeshadow which exactly matches the brown flecks in my eyes so that the blue stands out more.

    Also, why are brushes important? I just use my fingers.
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    hmmmm..
    Mascara - L'oreal Voluminous is a fabulous drugstore mascara - lengthening, volumising, very pigmented and practically smudge and flake-free! Also, YSL Faux Cils is a good 'luxury' option.
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid) - I personally prefer gel eyeliners; MAC Fluidline in Blacktrack or Bobbi Brown gel eyeliner are super versatile and can be used to create varying lengths of flicks and lines, particularly if you use a nail art brush or a specialist eyeliner brush. Alternatively, you could dip a wet brush in a pigmented eyeshadow. Kohl wise, I like Bourjois 'Kohl & Contour', they have a great range of colours and are very reasonable in price. NYC Liquidliner is super long lasting and highly pigmented also.
    Eyeshadow - My favourite eyeshadow is a neutral brown in the form of Sable by MAC - it's great for daytime and for night when paired with a matt black like MAC's Carbon, or any black shade. Tempting by MAC works in the same way, as does NARS' Lola Lola. I like bright mineral shadows from the bareMinerals, and I have found that the neutral 'sex kitten' is really flattering on all skintones and does a fabulous job of making virtually every eye colour pop. If you're looking for a few, I highly recommend the "Coastal Scents Neutral Palette" - 28 really pigmented and ultra-versatile shades that can be understated or dramatic, similar to MAC shadows but a great deal cheaper; get them from the CS website or from an international seller on ebay :yep:
    Foundation & Concealer - I love MAC Studio Fix Fluid - it is phenomenal although can be quite streaky so blend well, a shade to suit every skintone; the coverage can be built up from sheer to heavy and it sits really well on skin, not blocking pores. I also like Max Factor Miracle Touch Liquid Illusion foundation; it's great coverage, a good range of shades and is very cheap Concealer wise, I like Estee Lauders Double Wear Concealer as it is uber long-lasting, although Rimmel's hide the Blemish under a dusting of pressed powder does the same job! Paul & Joe have a lovely range of concealers, too.
    Lipgloss/sticks - I love NARS Turkish Delight lipgloss, MAC Creme Cup lipstick & Mac Angel Lipstick, MAC Florabundance lipglass, Revlon Cherries in the Snow lipstick, Benefit her Glossiness, GOSH on stage lip jam in 001, Lancome Juicy Tubes in Fraise and the Body shop yes yes yes tantalising lip butter. Blistex!
    Brushes etc. - Any NARS brush and you're laughing. I like the Ruby & Millie Eye smudge, too. My favourite MAC brushes are the 150, 168, 239, 275, 190, 194, 266 & 316 Urban Decay Buddah Brush is a great body brush.
    Any other cosmetics - Blush/Bronzer; MAC well dressed, NARS deep throat, Me Me Me Shimmy Shimmers; Benetint, Bobbi Brown Warm Shimmer Brick, Bourjois Delice de Poudre Bronzing Powder , Body Shop Poudre de Soleil/Brush on Gold is a fab highlighter.
    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary? - Perhaps not for foundation if you're starting out; you can just use a luxury moisturiser - I use Smashbox Photo Finish Primer + SPF though under foundation - however I deem them necessary under eye makeup as they create a smooth base and prevent product from sliding off and becoming a greasy mess; Urban Decay's Primer Potion is a real winner
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    (Original post by cats_have_teats)
    How much do all those cost?

    Also with the MAC eyeshadows are there loads of colours? I'm trying to find an eyeshadow which exactly matches the brown flecks in my eyes so that the blue stands out more.

    Also, why are brushes important? I just use my fingers.
    Approximate costs off the top of my head;
    Chanel Inimitable - £16
    Pencil - WSeven Gel pencil liner - £3-4?
    Liquid - MAC Fluidline in blacktrack - £11
    MAC individual shadows. - £10 each.
    Prescriptives Virtual Skin foundation. - £22
    Prescriptives Camouflage Cream concealer. - £14
    Revlon Lipglide. - £2?
    MAC brushes. - All range in price.
    Chanel Poudre Universelle. - £29
    Clarin's Beauty Flash Balm. £25.

    Brushes make the difference between a so-so applied makeup and a professionally finished makeup. Fingers are awfully rudimentary. You can't create anything but a 'wash' of colour with fingers. To create a flawless, skilled makeup you need good quality tools.
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    I need new makeup, a lot of the products I currently use are cheap tat from years ago when I knew nothing about makeup :ahee: so I'm going to have a clear out this weekend! :woo:

    I have fair, combination skin, sometimes get the odd breakout so would like to avoid anything that is too oily/heavy or blocks pores. Ideally I want long-lasting as I hate having to re-apply in the day. Price is not an issue. :nah:

    Please advise on your favorite:
    Mascara
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid)
    Eyeshadow
    Foundation & Concealer
    Lipgloss/sticks
    Brushes etc.
    Any other cosmetics
    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary?

    Will +rep best replies. Will also post results/reviews of products I decide to buy. :yep:

    Cheers.
    ok mascara i'd recomend rimmel glam eyes
    eyeliner i use number seven kohl, which i get on with, but it depends on the look you want, i also use thier liquid eyeliner
    eyeshadow i usually use body shop cubes, just because i like having the range of colour in one block
    foundation i use dior nudeskin in the lightest colour they do which is amazing, and is really pale which suits me great
    concealer i use the miss sporty one just because it has a good coverage and is pale
    body shop lip glosses are great, and i don't find my hair sticks in it like some other lipglosses tend to have a habit of doing
    i borrow my mum's brushes and i have no idea where they are from, but mac ones are quite good apparently
    i don't really think a primer is really necessary if you cleanse, tone and moisturise
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    if you really want to go the full way and get decent makeup and not cheapy stuff, then Mac Makeup is the best honestly.

    studio fix foundation is great, liquid foundation covers blemishes but doesn't feel all thick and heavy like other stuff ( eg dream matte mousse)
    and get their natural powder which you apply over it, so that the foundation stays on for longer therefore you wont be having to do touch-up's.
    Also putting a good moisturiser on the base will help you skin be a lot more smoother and hydrated so it generally looks better- oh and the foundation goes on a LOT better.
    ( you can use a primer if you want, which makes skin all nice and reduces general apperance of pores etccc) oh and dont forget concealer

    but a lot of the issue with makeup is actully applying it- make sure you have the right brushes. at Mac they will tell you which ones best to use and also show you how to.

    hope this helps
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    This is what I use:
    Max Factor Nouveau Beige (13) face powder.
    Max Factor false lash effect mascara (black).
    Max Factor kohl eye pencil (black).
    Max Factor glide and define liquid eyeliner (black). But I find it runs out really quickly.
    Black eyeshadow (I don't care for the brand) but at the moment it's Rimmel London Colour Rush.
    I rarely use foundation, but I have a Max Factor seamless (05, sand).

    I love Max Factor. :love:
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    Please advise on your favorite:
    Mascara
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid)
    Eyeshadow
    Foundation & Concealer
    Lipgloss/sticks
    Brushes etc.
    Any other cosmetics
    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary?
    Mascara - Max factor False Lash Effect is good, have to apply quite a lot though
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid)- Bourjois ones are good

    Cant really recommend on the others, i'm yet to find good ones of those :P
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    Max factor eyeliner :rolleyes:
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    Mascara
    I really don't see the point in spending a lot on mascara because you have to throw it out evey 3 months anyways so I really like Covergirl's lash blast and you can't really go wrong with maybellines greatlash either

    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid)
    MAC's fluidlines are spectactular although neither a pencil or a liquid and I always find that if I mix a little bit of primer or water with some eye shadow I can get a great liner that way as well.

    Eyeshadow
    MAC has some amazing colours, but it all depends on your likes or dislikes and I love Bare Minerals shadows as well (they have this beautiful blue-green colour called mermaid...it is my favourite eyeshadow ever)

    Foundation & Concealer
    Right now I LOVE Bare Minerals, I apply in the morning and even in the 32+ degree heat we are having in Canada right now it lasts all day...it even lasted through an entire tap class.

    Lipgloss/sticks
    If you have a sephora around their brand lipglosses are amazing and they aren't sticky. MAC also has great tinted lip conditioners that look like a sheerer version of a lipstick.

    Brushes etc.
    Honestly, with the exception of my Bare Minerals brushes I always went to an art store abd bought brushes from their, they are just a good if not a better quality and they don't have the price of a brand attached

    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary?
    The Bare Minerals primers are amazing, I really think that is why my makeup stays on all day. Urban Decay has a great eyeshadow primer as well, makes things last forever.
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    Approximate costs off the top of my head;
    Chanel Inimitable - £16
    Pencil - WSeven Gel pencil liner - £3-4?
    Liquid - MAC Fluidline in blacktrack - £11
    MAC individual shadows. - £10 each.
    Prescriptives Virtual Skin foundation. - £22
    Prescriptives Camouflage Cream concealer. - £14
    Revlon Lipglide. - £2?
    MAC brushes. - All range in price.
    Chanel Poudre Universelle. - £29
    Clarin's Beauty Flash Balm. £25.

    Brushes make the difference between a so-so applied makeup and a professionally finished makeup. Fingers are awfully rudimentary. You can't create anything but a 'wash' of colour with fingers. To create a flawless, skilled makeup you need good quality tools.
    Just to agree with this, I just bought the MAC 187 brush for my foundation and it looks SO much better....definitely invest in some decent brushes, even if not for ALL your makeup, at least for the basics, foundation, blusher etc.
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    I love L'oreal Mascara both the Telescopic and the new one they really make your lashes look longer. I didn't like the Rimmel mascara I tried or the other one name of which I can't remember
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    (Original post by BettySwollocks)
    I just looked at your profile pic.. your make up looks gorgeous.
    Why thank you very much
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    Approximate costs off the top of my head;
    Chanel Inimitable - £16
    Pencil - WSeven Gel pencil liner - £3-4?
    Liquid - MAC Fluidline in blacktrack - £11
    MAC individual shadows. - £10 each.
    Prescriptives Virtual Skin foundation. - £22
    Prescriptives Camouflage Cream concealer. - £14
    Revlon Lipglide. - £2?
    MAC brushes. - All range in price.
    Chanel Poudre Universelle. - £29
    Clarin's Beauty Flash Balm. £25.

    Brushes make the difference between a so-so applied makeup and a professionally finished makeup. Fingers are awfully rudimentary. You can't create anything but a 'wash' of colour with fingers. To create a flawless, skilled makeup you need good quality tools.
    Thanks for replying to that and putting down all the prices. I think they're mostly too expensive but I would like to invest in a good foundation so maybe I'll look at the Prescriptives range (is this the one which matches your skin exactly?)

    As for the brushes comment doesn't a professional finish depend on whose using them? I think I still wouldn't make a professional job of it with a brush
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    favourite liquid eye liner - mac £12.99
    but BEWARE
    if u rub it only a slightest bit it smudges like hell!!!
    but its very DARK and effective
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    (Original post by cats_have_teats)
    Thanks for replying to that and putting down all the prices. I think they're mostly too expensive but I would like to invest in a good foundation so maybe I'll look at the Prescriptives range (is this the one which matches your skin exactly?)

    As for the brushes comment doesn't a professional finish depend on whose using them? I think I still wouldn't make a professional job of it with a brush
    The 'bespoke' foundation that Prescriptives do and match to your skin, is £45. They do standard ranges which is the virtual skin foundation that I wear that's £22.

    A brush will give you a better end result than your fingers, no matter how skilled you are. You get a more even application of colour, you can add depth with a brush, you can create contours and areas of light and dark with a brush - you can't do any of that with fingers. The best way to learn, is to buy a basic brush, and experiment.
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    Mascara: I tend to have to use two, these tend to be Bad Gal by Benefit and Collosal Express by Maybelline.
    Eyeliner: Bourjous Khol Kontour works amazing.
    Foundation: Chanel Professional Finish in 1, pricey I admit, but, It makes your skin look and feel incredible.
    Lipgloss: Soap & Glory, Sexy Mother Pucker and Lipstick: Rimmel Moisture Renew
    I have a full brush set from Clinique that are amazing.
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    I need new makeup, a lot of the products I currently use are cheap tat from years ago when I knew nothing about makeup :ahee: so I'm going to have a clear out this weekend! :woo:

    I have fair, combination skin, sometimes get the odd breakout so would like to avoid anything that is too oily/heavy or blocks pores. Ideally I want long-lasting as I hate having to re-apply in the day. Price is not an issue. :nah:

    Please advise on your favorite:
    Mascara
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid)
    Eyeshadow
    Foundation & Concealer
    Lipgloss/sticks
    Brushes etc.
    Any other cosmetics
    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary?

    Will +rep best replies. Will also post results/reviews of products I decide to buy. :yep:

    Cheers.
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    Benefit do awesome makeup

    Benetint does my lips and cheeks, and highbeam/moonbeam (i use highbeam but it depends which one suits you) gives you a great glow. That and someone maybelline minerals foundation/mascara and im ready to go
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    (Original post by Ilora-Danon)
    The 'bespoke' foundation that Prescriptives do and match to your skin, is £45. They do standard ranges which is the virtual skin foundation that I wear that's £22.

    A brush will give you a better end result than your fingers, no matter how skilled you are. You get a more even application of colour, you can add depth with a brush, you can create contours and areas of light and dark with a brush - you can't do any of that with fingers. The best way to learn, is to buy a basic brush, and experiment.
    Yes I see. I can see why for eyeshadow and maybe blusher but I don't understand how a foundation brush is better than your fingers?
 
 
 
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