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I'm on the makeup search!

sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
Alright ladies, I really could use some help. It's been so long since I've worn makeup on a regular basis. I used to use Mary Kay everything, but the thought of parabens in their products is a turn off. I refuse to use them.

I'm on the search for a good makeup brand that does not use parabens. I'm mainly searching for eye shadows. Does anybody have any recommendations? I love bold colors, so something that covers my pale skin well is a must.

I use Urban Decay eyeliner and absolutely adore it - has anybody used their eye shadow? If so, what is the coverage like?
2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
:bunny:
NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
:thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens

Comments

  • Curly_CakesCurly_Cakes Posts: 59Registered Users
    Urban Decay eyeshadows are good. I use their naked palette #2 almost on a daily basis. Just make sure you get some eye primer to go under that shadow. It will help with coverage and keep it looking good for longer than just applying the eyeshadow by itself. Plus the eye primer lasts forever. I've barely used mine and I've had it since the end of December.
    2c/3a with maybe a bit of 3b around my temples
    Cowash-As I Am
    PT-GVP Reconstructing Conditioner
    DT-As I Am Hydration Elation
    RO-? GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI- As I Am or KCKT
    Styling products-KCCC or As I am Curling Jelly
    Sealers- SM Smoothie or Mizani Supreme oil
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Thanks for the review! Yeah, I can't do shadows without the eye primer, they end up way too pale!

    Are there any tricks for getting the eyeshadow to not clump halfway into the day? It seems like my eyelids get so greasy or something, it's annoying!
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Lorac primer is paraben free. I don't know if their shadows are but those shadows are THE BEST. They stay better than any other I've ever used.

    This Vasanti palette is PBfree. I've only used their liners but I LOVE that. They're a good company. Search Vasanti Manhattan Eye Shadow palette on Amazon. It's nice.

    I honestly believe the paraben hype is a little overblown and I'm pretty crunchy. I'd think if your primer was paraben free you'd be plenty safe from the extremely negligible possibility of problems.
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    Oo. I did just read that all Make up Geek eyeshadows are paraben free and those are some of the most popular out there. Plus you can make your own palettes.
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    I was in Bloomies and asked a MAC salesperson for a blush suggestion He suggested Melba which I never would have picked for myself. It is a very soft, warm pink with a caramelly undertone which sounds like a lot of other blushes, but this is an unusual color.

    I bought a refill on my Bobbi Brown Mod Pink and the saleswoman asked me the name of the blush. She said she didn't have anything that she thought would look better on me. I was impressed with her honesty.

    If you have pale skin with a warm undertone - try it! I'm so pleased with this that I carry it around and put it up against clothes to see if it blends. Then I know the clothing will look well on me.

    ETA: I just googled Melba and there are several reviews by Indian women who recommend it for "dusky" (their word) or darker skin tones, so if you have a warm skintone of any depth you might want to test it at MAC. Have fun!
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • curlypearlcurlypearl Posts: 11,970Registered Users Curl Novice
    Sorry - :pale: I got confused and added a post about a blush I like. After, I realized the thread was about Sixe's question about parabens and not having eyeshadows clump.
    2/c Coarse hair med. density.
    Highly porous. Color over grey.
    I love all the Curl Junkie products. Still experimenting with gels and curl creams. Still hoping for 2nd day hair....
    Every day is a gift :flower:
  • Curly_CakesCurly_Cakes Posts: 59Registered Users
    sixelamy wrote: »
    Thanks for the review! Yeah, I can't do shadows without the eye primer, they end up way too pale!

    Are there any tricks for getting the eyeshadow to not clump halfway into the day? It seems like my eyelids get so greasy or something, it's annoying!



    If you moisturize your face before applying make up make sure its all absorbed in or leave it off the lids and use a light astringent over your lids to get rid of any excess oil before you apply your primer.
    2c/3a with maybe a bit of 3b around my temples
    Cowash-As I Am
    PT-GVP Reconstructing Conditioner
    DT-As I Am Hydration Elation
    RO-? GVP Conditioning Balm
    LI- As I Am or KCKT
    Styling products-KCCC or As I am Curling Jelly
    Sealers- SM Smoothie or Mizani Supreme oil
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    lol curlypearl no worries :) I actually could probably use a new blush too. I have very pale skin with pink undertone.

    I'm not avoiding parabens because of the hype, I'm avoiding them because research has showed that they have been found in breast cancer cells. I'm just not all about having breast cancer when I get older. If I can do at least a little bit to help it, I will!

    Thanks for the suggestions, I will check these out!
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • sixelamysixelamy Posts: 4,156Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    sixelamy wrote: »
    Thanks for the review! Yeah, I can't do shadows without the eye primer, they end up way too pale!

    Are there any tricks for getting the eyeshadow to not clump halfway into the day? It seems like my eyelids get so greasy or something, it's annoying!



    If you moisturize your face before applying make up make sure its all absorbed in or leave it off the lids and use a light astringent over your lids to get rid of any excess oil before you apply your primer.

    Great advice, I will have to try this out - thank you!
    2c-3a - med-coarse - normal-high porosity - high density
    :bunny:
    NP/LP: CJ Daily Fix, KMF Whenever / Giovanni TTTT
    RO/LI: Aussie Moist, CJ Argan & Olive Oil, Hask Keratin Protein
    DC/PROTEIN: KC Stellar Strands / CNPF
    STYLER: CJ Curl Queen
    COLOR: henna, amla & indigo
    :thumbdown:: glycerin in high/low dews, polyquat-10 & 11, parabens
  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    Alima minerals. Alimapure.com
  • chupiechupie Posts: 5,270Registered Users Curl Neophyte
    (Though it's perfectly fine if you want to avoid them. )
  • anonymous_150263anonymous_150263 Posts: 773Registered Users
    That's a blog not scientific evidence. Check ewg.org if you really want facts on ingredients.


    Also that blogger throws a lot of opinions in with the scientific facts she references. She says the parabens are fully metabolized before entering the bloodstream... and also that the 2004 study only showed the metabolites of parabems in the breast tissue, not the parabens themsevels. So fully metabolized the "metabolites"ARE entering the blood stream and have been found in breast cancer tissue? Still seems like something I will avoid if I can.