Random Questions - Makeup and Beauty Style

3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Registered Users Posts: 1,589
I am stealing the idea from another forum and half of the title from TNB, but this is a thread for just that - random questions that may not require a whole thread, but that someone may be able to answer.

I'll start:
Does anyone know where I can find the names of the shadows in NYX Cosmetics' "Aquamarine" Trio?

I keep hearing that some MAC products I want are permanent in Asia. Is there some way for a consumer from the US to access them/order them?
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  • 3c4d7zwhatevs3c4d7zwhatevs Registered Users Posts: 1,589
    Also, deep vs. dark (ie makeup tones and bronzer)? Someone explain?
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    bumping for damsel_fly.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Registered Users Posts: 4,162 Curl Connoisseur
    Also, deep vs. dark (ie makeup tones and bronzer)? Someone explain?


    you mean like in the mineralize skin finish? If I remember correctly the naming nomenclature goes something like this...
    1. skin tone (light, medium, dark)
    2. depth of skin tone (plus, dark, deep)
    NOTE: not every skintone has every depth range (does that make sense?)

    So from lightest to darkest shade you would have: Light, light plus, medium, medium plus, medium dark, medium deep, deep, deep dark, deepest deep


    I'm a deep dark in the MSF natural. I used it as a light powder foundation in the summer and its a really good match. Its sheer enough that it will match a wide range of people.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Registered Users Posts: 4,162 Curl Connoisseur
    I am stealing the idea from another forum and half of the title from TNB, but this is a thread for just that - random questions that may not require a whole thread, but that someone may be able to answer.

    I'll start:
    Does anyone know where I can find the names of the shadows in NYX Cosmetics' "Aquamarine" Trio?

    I keep hearing that some MAC products I want are permanent in Asia. Is there some way for a consumer from the US to access them/order them?

    Try ordering though the 800 number. I know you can order pro products this way, so you might be able to order permanent products from other divisions of MAC? It's worth a shot.
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    Also, deep vs. dark (ie makeup tones and bronzer)? Someone explain?


    you mean like in the mineralize skin finish? If I remember correctly the naming nomenclature goes something like this...
    1. skin tone (light, medium, dark)
    2. depth of skin tone (plus, dark, deep)
    NOTE: not every skintone has every depth range (does that make sense?)

    So from lightest to darkest shade you would have: Light, light plus, medium, medium plus, medium dark, medium deep, deep, deep dark, deepest deep


    I'm a deep dark in the MSF natural. I used it as a light powder foundation in the summer and its a really good match. Its sheer enough that it will match a wide range of people.
    Funny you mention mineralize skinfinish - I just discovered the shade Sun Power and love it. I am using it as a bronzer/contour this summer. Still looking for a darker, less ruddy bronzer for myself. The darker you get, the ruddier. I have been through many a matte bronzer in the last year. I pass off the ones I don't like to my sister and mother. I don't think they have bought any bronzer in a year lol.
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  • Alice_42 Alice_42 Registered Users Posts: 791 Curl Neophyte
    I keep hearing that some MAC products I want are permanent in Asia. Is there some way for a consumer from the US to access them/order them?

    You might be able to get them online? I know for their most recently collection (the trios based around their most popular/best selling colors) you could get all of them, regardless of what was available where you lived online....
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    If one is going to be applying one coat of lengthening mascara and one coat of volumizing, which would one apply first?
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  • The New BlackThe New Black Registered Users Posts: 16,754 Curl Connoisseur
    If one is going to be applying one coat of lengthening mascara and one coat of volumizing, which would one apply first?
    I'd apply lengthening first. Volumizing formulas tend to be thicker and therefore it would be more difficult to apply another mascara on top of it IMO. At least that's my thinking anyway. But hey try the other way around and see...
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    If one is going to be applying one coat of lengthening mascara and one coat of volumizing, which would one apply first?
    I'd apply lengthening first. Volumizing formulas tend to be thicker and therefore it would be more difficult to apply another mascara on top of it IMO. At least that's my thinking anyway. But hey try the other way around and see...
    Thanks - I was sort of leaning toward that but I had no reasoning behind it.
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  • tada1tada1 Registered Users Posts: 3
    does anyone have any alternatives to using primer before using eye shadow? I'm trying to streamline the products I use and this seems to be an easy place to start
  • RimiRimi Registered Users Posts: 2,001 Curl Neophyte
    tada1 wrote: »
    does anyone have any alternatives to using primer before using eye shadow? I'm trying to streamline the products I use and this seems to be an easy place to start

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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    Or a cream eyeshadow in a similar color? What I do, when I want a long-lasting look and don't have time for the primer to get tacky, is put on a cream shadow and immediately the powder. Mist with setting spray when done with my whole face, and BAM all day shadow with no creasing.
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  • luvmylocsluvmylocs Registered Users Posts: 7,578 Curl Neophyte
    tada1 wrote: »
    does anyone have any alternatives to using primer before using eye shadow? I'm trying to streamline the products I use and this seems to be an easy place to start

    i can't get away without a shadow primer since my skin is super oily so i use an eyeshadow base or a neutral mac paint pot (for me groundwork). if i really want to make a color pop or if i need the color to be long wear i'll do a colored pencil on top of the shadow base. i like the sephora jumbo pencils for extra color pop!
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    Does anybody know if there is any truth to the rumor that MAC is launching a collection inspired by Marilyn Monroe in the Fall of 2012? Allure Magazine says so, and MAC is being coy about it and not answering the queston.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Registered Users Posts: 4,162 Curl Connoisseur
    Does anybody know if there is any truth to the rumor that MAC is launching a collection inspired by Marilyn Monroe in the Fall of 2012? Allure Magazine says so, and MAC is being coy about it and not answering the queston.

    According to all the blogs I've read it seems to be true.


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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    Does anybody know if there is any truth to the rumor that MAC is launching a collection inspired by Marilyn Monroe in the Fall of 2012? Allure Magazine says so, and MAC is being coy about it and not answering the queston.

    According to all the blogs I've read it seems to be true.


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    You're right - I finally found a blog with some pictures, but it does not mention a release date - people have speculated end of September to October. I need them to stop playing. I think I will want several of the lipsticks, but not much else will suit me, if you see what I mean.

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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Registered Users Posts: 4,162 Curl Connoisseur
    Does anybody know if there is any truth to the rumor that MAC is launching a collection inspired by Marilyn Monroe in the Fall of 2012? Allure Magazine says so, and MAC is being coy about it and not answering the queston.

    According to all the blogs I've read it seems to be true.


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    You're right - I finally found a blog with some pictures, but it does not mention a release date - people have speculated end of September to October. I need them to stop playing. I think I will want several of the lipsticks, but not much else will suit me, if you see what I mean.

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    yeah I had the same thoughts when I read the discription....I'm getting 4 of the lipsticks.
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    Question for any MAC heads:

    WTF with the Face and Body foundation? I saw on temptalia.com that MAC is repromoting it in 50 mL containers as of Wednesday and it appears permanent. The 50mL size will be $27, while the 120 mL container was $33. That is TRIPLE the price per oz. Does anyone know about this? Will the large size be available at PRO stores? Anyone? Anything? I am mildly panicked.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Registered Users Posts: 4,162 Curl Connoisseur
    Question for any MAC heads:

    WTF with the Face and Body foundation? I saw on temptalia.com that MAC is repromoting it in 50 mL containers as of Wednesday and it appears permanent. The 50mL size will be $27, while the 120 mL container was $33. That is TRIPLE the price per oz. Does anyone know about this? Will the large size be available at PRO stores? Anyone? Anything? I am mildly panicked.

    From my understanding, its been reformulated. When I tried it a while back, it would streak after about 2-3 hours. I've heard that a lot of people had that complaint. You might be able to find it at the CCO in the old formulation in the larger bottles. I'm going to the CCO near me this weekend...shoot me the color via PM and I'll let you know if I find it. If you like the formulation as is...you might want to stock pile it now.
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    ^^I may take you up on this. I love this because it is water resistant (they stopped calling it waterproof) and it does stay on me with a good setting powder. Let me check out my stash and see.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Registered Users Posts: 4,162 Curl Connoisseur
    I just talked to the girl at the CCO and she said they haven't sent them any of the face and body yet. She suggested you try the website under goodbyes...it might still be listed there. I've also seen the old formulas at the counter...i didn't even know it was being reformulated until Naturalista told me when she went to MAC Pro in NYC a few days ago.

    That's messed up they are marking up the price and making the bottle smaller. I also heard that the lippies for the Marylin Monroe collection were going to retail for $18 rather than $15. As long as they don't mess with my Matchmaster foundation we will be alright.
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    I just talked to the girl at the CCO and she said they haven't sent them any of the face and body yet. She suggested you try the website under goodbyes...it might still be listed there. I've also seen the old formulas at the counter...i didn't even know it was being reformulated until Naturalista told me when she went to MAC Pro in NYC a few days ago.

    That's messed up they are marking up the price and making the bottle smaller. I also heard that the lippies for the Marylin Monroe collection were going to retail for $18 rather than $15. As long as they don't mess with my Matchmaster foundation we will be alright.
    @ bolded #1 - MAC says they are not reformulating. They are introducing the small bottle for sale at non MAC stores. They say they are keeping both sizes (so they say, but my order from this morning could not be fulfilled). The smaller size is to compete with the MUFE face and body (again, so they say - I am researching replacements)

    @ bolded #2 - that is crappy, 'cause that's all I want. Plus, I hear that it's actually STICKERS on the packages. What kinda mess is that?

    They have not gotten any Face and Body at my CCO either, but they never do so I assumed it never came there.
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  • Nappy_curly_crownNappy_curly_crown Registered Users Posts: 4,162 Curl Connoisseur
    STICKERS?!?!?! Please God no. Please tell me that was just on the free press kit stuff they got cause if its stickers on the retail tubes...I'm not buying NOTHING.
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  • redlipstickredlipstick Registered Users Posts: 213
    Finally saw pics of the Mac/Marilyn Monroe collection. The lipsticks will be $16.50, and the eyeshadows are the large eyeshadows they used to sell in the stores. I think I will be re-visiting my dysfunctional relationship with MAC and tossing a Ruffian Red in the cart as well.

    Does anyone here use Inglot eyeshadows? Any suggestions for a girl getting started with them? Are the "pearl" shadows really pearlescent or are they glittery? What do they mean by Double Shine eyeshadows?
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  • rbbrbb Registered Users Posts: 4,357 Curl Connoisseur
    here's a question -- my eyelids are very sensitive, i have to be careful what i use. as an eyecream what seems to work the best is cle de peau eye creams; however, they are discontinuing the ones i use and have replaced it with one that is double the price. i already was over my budget on this but my eyes are selective.

    any suggestions for eye creams for sensitive eyelids?

    and, another question -- eyeshadows? i can use estee lauder eye cream shadows but the color range is limited. i cannot seem to use powders anymore, but since i am older creams are probably a better bet anyway.

    any suggestions on eyeshadows for sensitive eyelids?

    thanks!

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