The Makeup Thread


  • Pitcrew

    OHH! DOUBLE POST.

    Are you all aware of Temptalia? They have a MASSIVE dupes database, so if you get color-matched to something at Sephora but want to try a foundation brand they don't carry (like ColourPop), I'd suggest starting there. Their dupes database has also helped me out massively in finding cheaper versions of things from other brands, or cruelty-free alternatives, which I've largely switched to except for my impossible-to-match MAC concealer.


  • Pitcrew

    @aria said in The Makeup Thread:

    OHH! DOUBLE POST.

    Are you all aware of Temptalia? They have a MASSIVE dupes database, so if you get color-matched to something at Sephora but want to try a foundation brand they don't carry (like ColourPop), I'd suggest starting there. Their dupes database has also helped me out massively in finding cheaper versions of things from other brands, or cruelty-free alternatives, which I've largely switched to except for my impossible-to-match MAC concealer.

    I am aware! But it's why I need to get matched (not having a car has made it impossible to get up there :D) so I can confirm which one I am (I haven't been matched in years and esp. not since Fenty came out) so I can start hunting.


  • Politics

    The sadness that is Urban Decay discontinuing their original Naked palette :(

    HOWEVER, if you're looking to grab one/stock up, Macy's is basically the only place left with any in stock. If you're in Canada, you can't order online (unless you have an American credit card or American PayPal account). You need to call them (1-800-289-6229) and order that way.

    Edit: also, if you're in Canada, you need to have a US address to send it to


  • Pitcrew

    @vulgarkitten said in The Makeup Thread:

    The sadness that is Urban Decay discontinuing their original Naked palette :(

    HOWEVER, if you're looking to grab one/stock up, Macy's is basically the only place left with any in stock. If you're in Canada, you can't order online (unless you have an American credit card or American PayPal account). You need to call them (1-800-289-6229) and order that way.

    I was never able to afford one. D:

    I have the NYX version and it does all right for me.


  • Pitcrew

    Where am I?

    How did I never see this thread?

    What is life?


  • Pitcrew

    Gurlz r weerd.


  • Pitcrew

    @templari said in The Makeup Thread:

    Gurlz r weerd.

    boy makeup


  • Pitcrew

    I'm make up ignorant. I didn't realize someone could MATCH my skin tone in some way. I just gave up on concealer and stuff like that a long time ago because "my" pale was never the "right" pale for anything I saw in the store.

    shock



  • @thesuntsar If you can afford it, go to MAC. They can match anybody, I swear to you. I was the same way until I found them. (I'm usually super pale, but have olive/gold undertones instead of pinks or neutrals.)

    Bonus, they have a kind of compact that is a powder you can brush or sponge on, but you can also apply it with a damp brush or fingertip to use as a concealer. I lost mine a ways back so I can't tell you the name of it, but I think it's what they call the 'Studio Fix Powder Foundation' now. It's $30, but it lasts for-frickin'-ever, and that $30 for a spot on match is way better than trying 5 different Revlons and Maybellines and so on just hoping there's something that maybe might work then don't.

    Seriously, this is the color I end up needing from them: https://www.maccosmetics.com/product/13847/251/products/makeup/face/foundation/studio-fix-powder-plus-foundation#/shade/NC10 (and then the NC20 or C35 in the summer/when I get more sun, but I have always been too lazy to go get one of those and DAYSTAR BAD, everything evens out more when I have gotten sun anyway so it's less a concern.)


  • Coder

    God, as a man I can not understand how women put up with this and don't revolt and overthrow the patriarchy and demand in the New World Order, men deal with having to have painted faces.

    As a gay man I don't even know how so many of my peers decide to opt into this.

    I mean no offense, have your makeup! All power to you! But oh god that I just brush teeth and shave and am done seems like a blessing.


  • Pitcrew

    @ixokai

    I only wear it once in a while, but for me it's like, two things:

    a) another form of artistry
    b) a mask. it helps with my social anxiety.

    I know for a lot of women, yes, it does fall into the whole... societal expectations thing and that sucks, but I've just never cared enough about what people think. Despite my mother's attempts to force me to do so.



  • @ixokai We don't have the face-shaving thing to worry about. And that's daily fuss. We only have to wear makeup when we care; y'all tend to get yelled at if you don't shave. So I kinda wobble on this one.

    Women may have other weird expectations re: body hair management, but we don't have to put sharp things on our faces every day. I don't envy that!


  • Coder

    @surreality said in The Makeup Thread:

    @ixokai We don't have the face-shaving thing to worry about. And that's daily fuss.

    PCOS says Hello!


  • Pitcrew

    @lithium said in The Makeup Thread:

    @surreality said in The Makeup Thread:

    @ixokai We don't have the face-shaving thing to worry about. And that's daily fuss.

    PCOS says Hello!

    Yeah, no shit.


  • Pitcrew

    @lithium said in The Makeup Thread:

    @surreality said in The Makeup Thread:

    @ixokai We don't have the face-shaving thing to worry about. And that's daily fuss.

    PCOS says Hello!

    Yeah, as a disease, it sucks.



  • @lithium Oh, absolutely. I dunno if it and my HOLY SHIT ITALIAN-ness cross-blasted each other that I haven't gotten that, but I also tweeze religiously and am prepared to wax unto oblivion.

    Now? I just get The Demon Hair. The 'I have checked and there is nothing, my makeup is done, I am ready to go out for one of the rare things I have to look good for' and then I find that fucker. I'll be scratching my chin or something, and I feel it, and I know that little bastard was not there when I left the house twenty minutes ago, and it's obviously huge. Like, where the HELL did that thing come from, and/or how the hell did someone affix a snake-in-the-can prank to my chin?! I am then guaranteed to spend the next ten minutes trying to catch and yank it with my fingernails in a moving car, fucking up my makeup completely in the process.

    I got all the worst hair genes from the rest of my family, so it might be the one other place I got relatively lucky. My father? Super Italian. Furry enough to be hunted for his pelt -- but thick wavy jet black hair. Did I get that? NO. <grumble> My mother? Only has to shave her legs and underarms twice a year, as her hair is so fine and light. Did I get that? NO. <grumble grumble> I have the wispiest head hair ever, get visible stubble within hours of shaving my legs, and we will just say I know well the screams of the damned from waxing. :/

    The only known perk is that on my father's side of the family, their hair goes SHINY FAIRY SPARKLE WHITE rather than grey, and mine's doing that under all the dye. We literally didn't notice for a couple years because of said dye, until it really grew out once and suddenly I wondered why my scalp and temples were very literally glittering in the sun so much they had sparkle-dazzle-bokeh-flares in a photo the husband took. That can hurry on up any day now, really; it will make my 'Mother of Cats' GoT parody shirt one heck of a lot funnier.


  • Pitcrew

    Ugh, the Anastasia Beverly Hills "Sultry' holiday palette could not be more boring.alt text

    It's 2018, who out there that likes makeup is like "gosh I wish I had gold/champagne/black shadows"


  • Pitcrew

    Who really wears pink eyeshadow. This isn't 1987.

    I mean I guess with UD discontinuing the Naked palette other people wanna be like 'let's make our own!'

    but those pinks are hideous.


  • Pitcrew

    @auspice What, you don't
    like looking like you have consumption? Pfft.