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    For foundation I'd advise bourjois 10 hour sleep effect, anything from body shop, loreal infallible.
    For mascara I'd advise the body shop super volume mascara, or if you want a waterproof one-bourjois waterproof easy (I went swimming with that one and it didn't budge but was easy to remove with a cleanser).
    Concealer also bourjois or the body shop (test them to find which one suits your skin type as they're all good)
    I don't wear lipstick but I use a lot of lip balm. My favourite is the vitamin E one from the body shop. Blistex is also very good. The body shop's lipglosses and balms all smell amazing aswell (especially the ones in little tubs).
    As for skincare I have everything recommended especially by my dermatologist because I have very sensitive skin so there isn't much I can advise for you in that department but drinking lots of water and a healthy diet always works better than any skincare products for me anyway.
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    (Original post by cats_have_teats)
    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?
    The MAC 187 stippling brush gives you a really airbrushed look with foundation, it's great, have a look on youtube. Regular foundation brushes I find aren't THAT amazing.
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    Honestly, my favourite mascara is the Collection 2000 one - big thick brush, rarely clumps and it's really easy to use. It's only £3... I've had Maybelline and Max Factor before and not been impressed tbh, and they were double the price :dontknow:
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    If you wear bronzer chanel compact is amaaazzziinngggg its a bit pricey at £22 BUT last soo long had mine since jan and still got alot left, i swear by it and am going to use it foreverrr i literally cant rate it enough... also loreal collagen (or however u spell it ) theres a new one thats collagene + i had the old one and the new one looks even better makes lashes look sooo nice( my friend uses fakeys and mine look just as good hehe) , and theres a fat yellow one from maybelline which is also very good (i cant remember the name which is a bit crap of me) but i promise its good.

    If you dont want to wear alot of founation i wear no7 tinted moisteriser which is very good as gives very good coverage, but isnt too heavy.

    I also like the benefit range, high beam(i think someone said that before !) and there mascara is also good.

    Hope this helps, i dont really own that much make up, but i do buy good quality basics! xxx
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    lilylolo.co.uk for foundation. it's amazing, "porcelain" is the perfect shade if you're super pale, "candy cane" if you're slightly more alive looking.
    i started using urban decay pencil eye liner because i'd lost my usual one and all i could find was a green one my sister had bought me ages ago.. it's amazing, it just doesn't come off, even after i've sweated the rest of my face off at the gym it's still there looking immaculate!
    boujoirs volume glamour or ysl false lash effect. depends on your budget.
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    (Original post by amyd33)
    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
    You sound like a youtuber/blogger/fanatic
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    (Original post by cats_have_teats)
    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?
    Foundation brushes apply the product more evenly. It distributes the product and can get into areas a fingertip can't - corners of eyes, around nostrils etc. With a brush, you'll get a far more 'flawless' look than with fingertips.

    Using fingertips to apply foundation is fine, as is using a brush. How you apply foundation is entirely up to you, but if you're talking about other products then brush is always best.
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    (Original post by Pinklemonade-xo)
    You sound like a youtuber/blogger/fanatic
    the latter :p:
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    Please advise on your favorite:

    Mascara - Diorshow by Dior, Badgal by Benefit
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid) - Don't use it
    Eyeshadow - Dior eyeshadows/Rimmel's not bad
    Foundation & Concealer - Dior
    Lipgloss/sticks - Dior Lipgloss
    Brushes etc.
    Any other cosmetics - Vaseline
    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary?

    As you can see, I'm a dior girl.
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    Mascara: Lancome hypnose
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid): Liquid - l'oreal (looks like a pen), gel - MAC fluidline, pencil - urban decay 24/7 nothing compares to them!
    Eyeshadow: MAC & Urban Decay, faves include the 'Ammo' pallette, and MAC Bitter, MAC Aquavert, MAC teal pigment,
    Foundation & Concealer: Bobbi Brown skin foundation, I don't use concealer but hear the Bobbie Brown and MAC ones are good
    Lipgloss/sticks: MAC for the range of colours, however I pick them up all over the place. Faves are MAC Angel, MAC lavender whip, MAC pink nouveau, MAC Morange, Benefit's lipglosses,
    Brushes etc.: MAC for sure, my fave are 187 for foundation, 239/226/217 for eyeshadow, 212 for lining
    Any other cosmetics: Chanel mascaras, MAC blushes in Pink swoon & Sweet william,
    Also primers? And whether you think they are necessary? Urban Decay Primer Potion is a must under eyeshadows - stops them creasing and intensifies the colour. I don't use a face primer
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    (Original post by bikipip)
    Awesome, yeah it's always great to see which cosmetics are the most popular - especially for someone like me who has little experience with different make-up brands. :yes:
    :yes: same - that's why I created it

    Thanks, i'll add it now. You're welcome to join it and post stuff if you ever feel like it too! (shameless plug)
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    For liquid eyeliner defiantly go with the ones that are designed like felt tip pens, they are so much easier to use than normal liquid liner. I recommend Bourjois Liner Feutre, it stays nice all day and doesn't smudge
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    Mascara: Max Factor False Lash Effect
    Eyeliner: Revlon Colorstay (or GOSH Velvet Touch for coloured eyeliner)
    Foundation: Either Lily Lolo or Maybelline mineral foundation
    Lipstick: GOSH Darling (the perfect nude shade)
    Brushes & applicators: Lily Lolo Kabuki brush (for mineral foundation)
    Other cosmetics: Bourjois blusher; Collection 2000 loose powder (just as good as expensive powder IMO)
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    I use:
    Mascara: Rimmel glam eyes or Maybelline Colassal
    Eyeliner: Rimmel Khol eye pencil/Exaggerate liquid eyeliner
    Foundation:MAC studio fix fluid
    Eyeshadow:Maybelline have nice colours/Rimmel is alright
    Brushes: Mac
    Lipgloss:Rimmel sweet jelly lipgloss/Rimmel shock gloss
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    Mascara - YSL Faux Cils. Budget mascara is MaxFactor Masterpiece.
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid) - Pencil: Barry M. Liquid: Estee Lauder
    Eyeshadow - MAC or Estee Lauder
    Foundation & Concealer - Prescriptives Virtual skin.
    Lipgloss/sticks - N/A
    Brushes etc. - N/A
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    Eyeliners - I'm not too keen on liquid eyeliner so I use kohl ones and Bourjois has a wide range with various colours. (Silver to open on the lower lid to open up the eyes, and brown on the upper lid!)

    Mascara - Benefit's Bad Gal works well on my lashes, separates the lashes, pumps it up and virtually smudge and clump-free! YSL and Lancome's mascaras work wonders for me too, but they're more for a night-time look. From the drugstores... Natural Collection's mascara which is only 1.95 quid is AMAZING, it give a false lash effect, Maybelline's Colossal Volume and Urban Decay's Big Fat Mascara makes my eyes pop too. Plus Body Shop's Divide and Multiply mascara!

    Eyeshadow - Benefit's Busy Signal defo! It's a lovely brown shade which suits anyone's skin tone and each of them lasts for half a year. It can also be a creamy eyeliner and it stays put well!

    Eyebrow - Benefit's Brow Zing. Shade: Dark. Body Shop's eyebrow kit isn't too bad but the brush they provide in the kit easily disintegrates!

    Foundation/ Powder - YSL Touche D'eclat, is unbelievably awesome! It's pricey but it lasts for approximately 4 months if you use it everyday. Clinique superbalanced isn't bad too, it controls your t-zone if it's oilier, and provides moisture to the drier parts. For powder: Clinique's Translucent loose powder, Body Shop Compact 2-in-1 foundation/powder, Lancome's, and L'oreal PureMinerals.

    Concealer - I've been using benefit's erase paste and playsticks for several years :p: L'oreal infallible is a good drugstore option.

    Blush - A few dots of Benetint! Or Coralista!

    Illuminator - YSL Touche D'eclat, and High Beam from Benefit.

    Lip - Benetint (I'm not a big fan of lipsticks because it feels heavy). Bourjois water-based liptints... Lipglosses include Benefit's the gloss, Bourjois 3-D effect. Burt Bee's in Raspberry flavour, Carmex, Oui oui lip butter from Body Shop.

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    (Original post by bikipip)
    Yes, I haven't used liquid eyeliner before and would like to start with a pen-style one as I heard they are easier to use.

    Do stores have testers for eyeliners usually, like just to test on your hand for thickness etc?
    The best one for this is Rimmel Exaggerate.
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    (Original post by Chez87)
    The best one for this is Rimmel Exaggerate.

    Yep I agree exaggerate is really good. I'm not sure if gel eyeliners have been mentioned in this thread, but MAC blacktrack is quite nice. It has a good staying power, and has a lot more product than the average liquid eyeliner. I like to use it with a "bent" eyeliner brush. They sell these in Benefit and Inglot.
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    Mascara: Benefit Bad Gal
    Eyeliner (pencil & liquid): Anything MAC.
    Eyeshadow: Again, anything MAC.
    Foundation: Bobbi Brown Skin Foundation SPF 15.
    Concealer: Bobbi Brown Corrector, then Bobbi Brown Creamy Concealer on top of that.
    Primers: YSL Top Secrets Flash Radiance Skincare Brush.
    Brushes & applicators: Bobbi Brown (especially their foundation and concealer brushes).
    Powder: Laura Mercier Pressed Finishing Powder.
    Blusher: Benefit Dandelion and Benefit PosieTint.
    Highlighter: Benefit High Beam.
 
 
 
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