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December 13th, 2006


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04:41 pm - Question for the goths on my FL
Am hopefully purchasing some new good makeup after xmas. Its been so long since i bought any I'm not sure what am doing!

Other than the standards: Powder, Mascara & eyeliner. what else do I need?
Should i be doing this daytime/evening thing i.e.

Should I be getting 2 eye shadow 'palletes'?Should I be getting 2 lipsticks?
Co-ordinated nailvarnish?

HELP!

EDIT:
Am thinking of getting the following from the Boots No7 range (pricey but I know am not allergic to it...Clinique of all things brings my excema up:
Powder
Mascara
Eyeliner
Brown shadow palette
Purple shadow palette
Dark lippy
Light/neutral lippy
blusher
Current Mood: boredbored

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From:cookwitch
Date:December 13th, 2006 05:12 pm (UTC)
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I always, but ALWAYS buy a decent foundation. One that matches your skin tone and isn't too cloying or heavy. I don't use powder as it falls off my face. :)

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From:veridianeyes
Date:December 13th, 2006 05:28 pm (UTC)
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I've never got on with foundation. my main problem is its always bloody odvious I'm wearing it and even the pale ones are too orange so i just go with powder normally.
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From:blondelass
Date:December 13th, 2006 06:29 pm (UTC)
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Ask the nice lady in Boots to find your foundation for you. That's what I did when I was trying to find a lipstick that suited me.

If you don't need foundation, don't use it. I usually use a green concealer stick to cover the redness and then a dusting of loose translucent powder to stop the shine.
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From:veridianeyes
Date:December 13th, 2006 06:33 pm (UTC)
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I might...i just always feel they are going to try and make me buy things I don't really need.Its why am trying to get a good idea before I go!
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From:bootpunk
Date:January 14th, 2007 12:43 pm (UTC)
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Natch. Foundation helped turn my pitifull early goth makeup efforts into something a good deal more acceptable. People who know more than me have stated that a good foundation is like a good red wine - more expensive, but worth paying extra for. Currently I use Lancome, which does the trick nicely, and I've walked out of sweaty clubs after 6 hours of dancing in a PVC outfit with my face still intact (instead of the horrific powder-streak monster I used to be).
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From:tinksdarkerside
Date:December 13th, 2006 05:24 pm (UTC)
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I mainly use Clinique (fragrance free and anti allergenic). It's much cheaper to buy this off Ebay. As has already been mentioned, get a decent foundation. Go to the posh beauty counters in Debenhams/a big Boots/any shop with good cosmetics counters and ask for a makeover in the brand that you fancy. That should give you a good idea.

Your essential items are really going to depend on what you want them to be. Mine are foundation, waterproof liquid eyeliner and Too Faced's colourless Lip Injection gloss stuff.
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From:veridianeyes
Date:December 13th, 2006 05:29 pm (UTC)
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I'm going with Boots No7...
As mentioned above I've always had problems with foundation...
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From:blondelass
Date:December 13th, 2006 06:31 pm (UTC)
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Don't forget the brushes. The sponge applicators that come with eyeshadow are crap so buy a proper eyeshadow brush.

And eyelash curlers are great - it's my best "how did I manage without one before?" buy so far.
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From:veridianeyes
Date:December 13th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
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I already have one!

Aren't eyelash curlers also known as EVIL TORTURE DEVICES OF HELL?
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From:verte
Date:December 14th, 2006 11:49 am (UTC)
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Why don't you go into Lush and talk to Bronte about their makeup range? It's all organic and natural and lovely.

I don't know about you, but I find powder is TERRIBLE for sensitive skin. I sometimes use a white shimmery powder from Stila over foundation and moisturiser mixed together, but it still gets a bit dry and patchy. Ditto blusher.
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From:veridianeyes
Date:December 14th, 2006 11:53 am (UTC)
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I did consider it and discussed my lavender sensitivity with them and they said to be on the safe side i was best avoiding it :(

I've been fine with powder, its foundation I have problems with.


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