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(no subject) [May. 20th, 2005|05:46 pm]
mensamakeup

jane_says_dance
Hey, I'm looking for advice! I have a small scab on my face. i usually exfoliate then use foundation on it to cover it up. For a day of work, I only wear light foundation and eyeliner, occasionally mascara. What would you reccomend to do to either help heal the little scrape faster, of cover it up better?

Also, is it alright if i promote this community a bit?

--Thanks!

Jane
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hair help [Feb. 28th, 2005|04:49 pm]
mensamakeup

peggyblah
i need help. i am loathe to admit it for some reason, but i have really oily, really dry hair. it is confusing to me.

all my life, i have had oily hair so i've always bought shampoos & conditioneres for oily hair. a few months ago when i got a much-needed haircut, my stylist told me my hair was really dry & damaged and suggested a leave-in conditioner like paul mitchell's 'the conditioner.' i have purchased said product but have come to the realisation that she's right - my hair is like straw. yet it's still really oily and has to be washed every 20 hours, or it's just gross, oilyshiny, stringy, dirty. i dye my hair every 5-6 weeks and blow dry it about half of the week, so i totally understand why it's damaged. i just don't know how to maintain my reddish tresses (that's hard to say!) while having soft, shiny, non-fly-away-y hair. basically, i'm not ready to give up the hair dye but don't want crunchy, broken hair.

please help, brilliant mavens of beauty!
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27 and still pretty new to beauty products! [Feb. 28th, 2005|05:39 pm]
mensamakeup
gabrieceleste
1. A recommendation for the best product ever.
This has to be my favorite cleanser since I have such difficult skin to keep happy. The Body Shop's Oceanic Clay Cleansing Mousse is the only product that keeps me from getting super dry skin with breakouts during the winter.

2. Your most terrible middle school makeup look.
More like high school for me and it was black lipstick. Lipstick always tends to get on my front teeth and black lipstick looks especially bad. Plus, any sort of dark lipstick looks pretty bad on me. Now I stick to colored glosses or nothing at all.

3. Make any suggestions for additions to the interests list. (I just listed brands I like.)

H2o Plus, lip gloss.

Now I have a question. I don't wear perfume but I want to start wearing some but I have no idea where to begin besides Sephora. I don't want to spend a ton of money on a scent but I am willing to spend a decent amount if I really find something that I like. I tend to like light scents instead of heavy perfumes. I love the smell of H2O's Milk Bath lotion but since that isn't a perfume it is slightly too subtle even for me. Please recommend some perfumes that I might like so that I don't leave Sephora doused in perfume and very unhappy.

I am also looking for a cologne for my husband.
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New member! Yay. [Jan. 17th, 2005|12:27 am]
mensamakeup

intimations
[mood |chipperchipper]

Howdy, my name's Elizabeth. I was looking for Chanel communities, but was horrified at the number of 14-year-olds who can't spell and yet can talk their parents into spending hundreds of dollars on makeup for them. This community seemed way more sane.

1. Chanel lip gloss in Pin-Up. I think Cosmo rated this as the best glamor must-have for all skin types, or something along those lines, and it really is. It's this shimmery pink-gold that makes your lips look thick and movie-starrish. On the cheaper end of things, Bath and Body works has a delicious lotion in White Tea and Ginger. It smells astonishing and unique; people will know you smell good and not be able to put their finger on why. And, as I'm sure you guys are aware, B&BW makes lotion that works seriously well.

2. I'd say that my worst middle-school look was no makeup at all. I was a way late bloomer in that department, only really starting to wear makeup on a regular basis this year.

3. I don't really have any suggestions; looks like you guys have got it all covered.

That said, I could really use some tips when it comes to the proper way(s) to apply eyeliner. I'm getting better at it, but I still can't do it like a pro.
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(no subject) [Jan. 2nd, 2005|12:33 pm]
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guavalicious
Eureka, I have discovered the best body wash ever... Suave Naturals Milk & Honey Body Wash. It smells so delicious; I swear it is hard to stop from licking my skin. As good as Philosophy's body wash, and it is only two dollars. Yum!
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Hello, I'm new, I have a question [Nov. 12th, 2004|05:49 pm]
mensamakeup
renae_michelle
I love and have become a Body Shop Consultant. My favorites are their honey shampoo/conditioner, Satsuma Body Wash and Lotion and their Body Butters. They also have the Best facial cleansers ever. I use the Seaweed foaming face wash and occasionally the toner and scrub. The Seaweed oil control moisturizer is good, but if you put too much on and then put makeup on, it's gross. Your makeup beads up because of the oil controlling ingredients in the moisturizer and well, it's just gross. The moisturizer is effective, though, just gotta be careful you only use what you need. (I use to slather moisturizer on my face and I learned that if you are slathering the stuff on, it's probably not that great of a product)

Best Body Moisturizer EVER is Cocoa Butter. I love The Body Shop Cocoa Butter Body Butter, but any product that is mostly Cocoa Butter will work wonders on anyone's skin. Their Grapeseed Body Butter is awesome for summertime because it isn't greasy at all and it really brings out a tan if you have tan skin. Satsuma Lotion is my favorite of all time as a general all over moisturizer for hands and body.

Makeup: Colorstay by Revlon is the best eyeliner ever. Maybelline waterproof mascara. I know, these are cheap Walmart brands, but some stuff just works. I have used everything from Chanel to Covergirl and Maybelline mascara is the best for the price....and it's quick to build so you're not having to put 3 coats of mascara on. Makeup Remover: The Body Shop Chamomile makeup remover hands down is the best. This stuff is so nice and it gets your makeup off fast with no oil involved. It's a mystery to me how it works so well, but it gets the waterproof mascara off faster than the oily makeup remover that Maybelline sells.

now, on to my question:

Does anyone knows a good brand of nail polish that comes from an ethical, environmentally responsible company that doesn't test on animals. I've used Avon, but they don't have any cool colors like Black, Burgundy, Silver or Blue.

recommendations are appreciated.

Renae
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(no subject) [Nov. 6th, 2004|10:01 am]
mensamakeup

bollix
This post was sparked by a conversation with nolimetangere about What Not to Wear.

Stacey is gorgeous! I wanna look like her when I grow up. I especially want that black hair. Mine is dark, but not that dark, & I can't really get it to look natural dyeing it black.

Also, I have fallen in love with Kiehl's Ultimate Strength Hand Salve, which is perfect for what I term my oily-dry skin. My hands always hurt in winter, but most extra strength lotions make them sweaty. This stuff is genius & smells like trees. Mmm.

Also, my favorite winter face cream is Have a Nice Day Cream which smells divine, moisturizes richly without being greasy, & is full of SPFs & antioxidants. Yay.

Good drugstore winter stuff: Cetaphil cleanser & moisturizing cream (lovely for sensitive skin) & Skintimate Underarm & Bikini Shave Gel. I use it all over & haven't had razor burn in a million years, which is a HUGE achievement for me. Aussie Three-Minute Miracle is brilliant for dry hair, & smells fabulous.

At the health food store: I ADORE Alba Very Emollient Body Lotion because it smells so clean & is, again, very moisturizing but not greasy. (It's a theme with me, I guess.)

& my new perfume obsession: Burberry Brit. Smells clean & yummy, though not particularly British. I always imagined England would have a somewhat musty smell due to all the humidity.
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(no subject) [Aug. 15th, 2004|07:24 pm]
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fellfromthesun
just realized my last post had the completely wrong date!

also, question- does anyone have any recommendations for products for people with naturally curly hair??
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(no subject) [Dec. 15th, 2004|07:03 pm]
mensamakeup

fellfromthesun
Hi, just introducing myself...

1) best product ever?? wow, thats hard. i would have to say my personal favorites are banana conditioner from the body shop, or 'falling in love' perfume from philosophy (they have really great conditioner too), or anything burts bees.

2) worst middle-school make-up look?? i didnt really wear any makeup. i do remember colored mascara though (purple, blue, etc) i think thats kinda horrid.

3) brand recommendations- philosophy (www.philosophy.com), hard candy, and pout.
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Me [Aug. 9th, 2004|02:04 am]
mensamakeup

leucine666
Best product ever: Ok, a lot to choose from, but I'd say, at the moment, Perfect Positive (or vice versa) Glycolic Skin Conditioner. My acne scars are going away!

I didn't wear makeup in high school :(. And I've only worn foundation. :(

I don't really have any suggestions. :\
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