one for the ladies: make-up

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one for the ladies: make-up

Postby rah » Mon Apr 09, 2007 1:44 pm

of course, if there happen to be any men that are partial to wearing make-up then feel free to join in! ;)

anyway, it dawned on me yesterday when me and my sister were both applying mascara in the mirror that while i always manage to poke myself in the eye and/or get mascara on my face as well as my lashes, my sister doesn't have any of theses issues! at least not on a daily basis.

applying it is always a nightmare for me but i'm also incapable of wearing some types of make-up aswell, namely foundation and lipstick because they make me feel so uncomfortable and almost claustrophobic in my own skin....does anyone else have this problem?

i guess i'm lucky that i have fairly good skin anyway so i'm not that bothered about the foundation, but i do wish that i could apply mascara without poking myself in the eye, it bloody hurts!

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Postby Liz944 » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:18 pm

I have the same problems applying mascara but I also find that I am allergic to some brands... which can make life interesting....
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Postby Miss Jayney » Mon Apr 09, 2007 8:38 pm

Liz944 wrote:I have the same problems applying mascara but I also find that I am allergic to some brands... which can make life interesting....


yeah i've found there's a few thigns that make my poor skin flare up.

I am of the put on and then wipe away mistakes method of make-up - which works ok, or the go into boots/ debenhams and get them to do your make-up for you (which is infinatly better) tbh I tend to not wear too much, the odd bit of foundation / mascara and then more when i'm goign out/ to a photo shoot/ something else.

i have to confess i did/ do get my eyelashes tinted as it's the same cost as a new stick of mascara and saves a lot of time and effort (lasts a few onths) as I only wear mascara to give colour (i have fantasticlly long eyelashes... that are naturally ginger... which is irritating)

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Postby rah » Tue Apr 10, 2007 9:49 am

i had my eyelashes tinted once, my sister did a hair and beauty course at college and i had to be her model a couple of times. i found the tinting really uncomfortable though so i wouldn't have it done again.

i only wear mascara on a daily basis, sometimes with some eyeliner. if i'm going out then i put some eye shadow on as well. i also do the apply and then wipe away mistakes thing...i've found that make-up remover wipes are invaluable!

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Postby robyn » Tue Apr 10, 2007 12:46 pm

managing to put on mascara really is a case of getting use to it, if you cant manage it after much practise then go for eye lash tints, much easier option. if you want to persevere with foundation then clinique feel really light on your skin, and are for sensitive skin, and benifit do a great foundation faker that is really just a primer with a bit of colour. there are loads of tinted lip balms that feel like there not there and h&m's do lovely lip glosses that arnt sticky and feel lovely

im such a girly girl, i couldnt do with out make up, and although i had many disastors with the whole process as a teenager im pretty skilled now

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Postby Lucy_Rush » Tue May 01, 2007 5:17 pm

i never ever wear any make-up. Simply because i can never remember what to put where, and would generally end up looking like a clown if i attempted to put any on! :D Lucy

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Postby gherkin001 » Thu Aug 16, 2007 4:46 pm

I tend to avoid make-up now, especially as my charmer boyfriend tells me that im "beautiful enough as you are, you dont need PAINT to look more gorgeous, you'll take your radiance away!" bless him!

But I used to suffer with the issue with mascara all the time, i used to take 2 and a half to 3 hours just to do my make-up each morning!

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Postby Where did I put that? » Mon Feb 25, 2008 4:35 pm

I don't usually wear make-up. If I do wear it I usually forget that I've put it on and rub my eyes or something. I'm actually not too bad at putting it on (I do poke myself in the eye with the mascara wand fairly frequently though) I just find it makes me feel aukward and selfconcious. Foundation looks nice but feels wrong!
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Postby Clouseau » Tue Mar 11, 2008 12:18 pm

I gave up on mascara years ago. Never could get the hang of it. I also find that I can't stand foundation or lipstick, mainly because of the way they smell. (I'm very sensitive to smells.)

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Postby Wildcat_madness » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:15 pm

I've given up on make up altogether tbh. I always ended up putting mascara in my eye or painting it everywhere else but my eyes. Also my skin is sensitive to most types of make up so I don't bother with it anymore
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Postby absentnormality » Sat Mar 15, 2008 9:00 pm

I can count on one hand the number of times I've worn make-up.

I used to do my house mates make up all the time but could never managed mascara either on her or me.. always had to get someone else to do it.


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