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The Beauty Room

Discussion in 'Personal' started by pickles124, Aug 29, 2017.

  1. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter

    Well hello there beautiful people!

    I thought it was time to create a little magical corner devoted to all things to do with Beauty (Hair care, Makeup, Fragrance). Gentleman are more than welcome here too. If your in a 'pickle' and don't know where to turn, this thread will help to solve all your beauty problems. Or near enough. Lol.
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  2. Trendy Art

    Trendy Art Star commenter

    I think there's already enough guidance on eyebrows so that area will be fine.
  3. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    My problem is that I'm not (and never have been) beautiful.
    Any advice welcome.
  4. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter

    This is a general beauty forum thread open to everything. That's the purpose behind it.
  5. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter

    Remember. To be beautiful is to be beautiful of mind, body and soul. Society is too much transfixed with the outer physical appearance. It's no wonder that women and men are under so much pressure to look the right way.
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  6. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    But back end of a bus???


    Minimum is foundation (powdery), mascara and lippie. I do need eyebrows too. What else is quick but effective?
  7. minnie me

    minnie me Lead commenter

    I am a skin care / make up tart . I would say that the face (a bit like a wall for painting and decorating ) benefits enormously from decent ' prep ' and then the ' coverage ' looks so much better so to this end a Clarisonic / equivalent cleansing brush and a ' diy ' gentle peel . I like and rate Lancer and Révive but they are pricey and am sure others on the market also v good
  8. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I really like Maybelline Baby Skin as primer.
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  9. Ellakits

    Ellakits Occasional commenter

    Estée Lauder is reputed to ave said that there is no such thing as ugly wome, only lazy ones.

    I used to think that she mean just pile on the slap, but it's a pretty ambiguous statement and over the years I've come to the conclusion that she meant (or at least I'll interpret it as being) that all women have great potential, and all women have great pitfalls. Confidence is the main one - have it and you look great, lack it and you look pitiful.

    I had a student job working in retail in a department store and sometimes ended up in the hat department. Never has an area of women's clothing been wrought with more pitfalls. I saw beautiful women completely cowed by headwear - you should wear a hat, it should not wear you. Equally, I saw 'normal' looking women turn heads in the department for all the right reasons even though the hat wasn't outstanding. The fact it made them feel great shone through and that's real beauty.
  10. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter

    Clear eyebrow/eyelash gel if you are in a rush and a good eyeliner in a silvery/lilac colour to brighten the eyes underneath.

    BB face cream is good if your in a rush.
  11. pickles124

    pickles124 Established commenter

    What foundation or face powder minerals are people using here. I find that liquid foundation is a double edged sword which causes more blemishes.
  12. emilystrange

    emilystrange Star commenter

    currently on Kat von D, which is very good. The Ordinary has very good foundations too - no perfume or extra gunk. Armani Silk, Maybelline Dream Mousse, Illamasqua Skin Base all brilliant.
  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    My go-to foundation is Estee Lauder Double Wear. Powder is always Max Factor Creme Puff.

    I like a VERY matte skin. My skin is pretty good but I want flat matte.

    This is not me btw. But absolutely no shine. No dewy.

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  14. Calpurnia99

    Calpurnia99 Star commenter

    I like lightly reflective. Matte makes me look like the mortician's just finished with me.
  15. vannie

    vannie Star commenter

    Another vote for Maybelline Baby Skin. I use a tiny bit of foundation then a loose powder. I like benefit blusher. For skincare I usually go for Olay Regenerist but only when it's on offer. At the moment I'm on Boots Lift and Luminate serum, eye cream and moisturiser. It's nice stuff and it was 3 for 2. @Ellakits 'no ugly women, just lazy ones' sounds like your regulation mysoginist bullsh1t to me.
  16. racroesus

    racroesus Star commenter

  17. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

  18. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    a bb or cc cream is usually enough for me.
    Bare minerals do a really nice cc complexion rescue cream. With a bit of setting powder over the top my skin looks flawless (which is no mean feat).
    For every day wear, I go with rimmel bb cream because it's easy to slap on and I don't feel like I'm wasting an expensive product just to go mooch round the shops or pick the kids up from school.
  19. Orkrider2

    Orkrider2 Star commenter

    Indeed. Confidence is 99% of looking great. My pulling technique is used to be just act like the object of my desire fancied me until he forgot that he didn't. :)
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  20. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    A smile is more important than cosmetics.

    You can have enough slap to stock a large branch of Superdug but, if you don't look very approachable, it still may do you no favours.


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