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    Cosmetic issues

    So I understand many women 'put on the same face' whenever using cosmetics. Do many girls learn to do this in their tweens/teens and basically use the same techniques throughout their lives or do they ever change what and how much they put on based on the circumstances? It is a subject about which I admittedly know very little about and am hoping others can perhaps enlighten.

    I confess I am not a big fan of lipstick and while I can understand how some might like the aesthetics of more vibrant colors, don't think that counterbalances the inconvenience of the stuff getting smeared everywhere.

    When do you or don't you use cosmetics?
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    Quote Originally posted by Maister View post
    So I understand many women 'put on the same face' whenever using cosmetics. Do many girls learn to do this in their tweens/teens and basically use the same techniques throughout their lives or do they ever change what and how much they put on based on the circumstances? It is a subject about which I admittedly know very little about and am hoping others can perhaps enlighten.

    I confess I am not a big fan of lipstick and while I can understand how some might like the aesthetics of more vibrant colors, don't think that counterbalances the inconvenience of the stuff getting smeared everywhere.

    When do you or don't you use cosmetics?
    I do not wear makeup.

    My wife and I got into this conversation not too long ago. She was trying different things with her makeup and admitted that she never learned how to do makeup properly because her mom encouraged her and her sister to not wear any. So yes, she has changed the way that she does her makeup, and it is based on the situation. If she is just going to be around the house, very little, if we are going out some place nice where we have to get dressed up, it is full process. (Also means that I need to keep the kids occupied and put of her way for a while longer)
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    My wife plans on teach the girls how to do make "right". Whatever right is. She always does a great job and just changes little things here or there, but I assume some things are and should always be the same like base and concealer. Like painting you need a primer I guess.

    For myself, I've never worn makeup, except that one time, but that was an experiment in college.
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    There are four women of varying ages applying makeup in differing amounts and styles at my house. I have observed (objectively) the following points:

    - There are generational differences between how women think about makeup. The shades they like, the way they do their eyes....the only thing they agree on is that this year is dominated by a color they refer to as "Lilac" which bears no resemblance to actual lilacs or even the good people at Crayola's version of lilac. I am mystified.

    - There is no amount of money that can be considered "too much" for quality makeup. Ulta and Sephora know this and are currently taking way too much of my money.
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    It's evolved over the years but I'm a five-minute face kinda gal so I never get too crazy with it anyway. If I'm going out for the evening I just use a little more and use brighter or richer shades.

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    The only time I've ever worn makeup was when I went as Paul Stanley for Halloween!
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    Is this a turn off for us men - the spackle/bondo thick makeup ?
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    I rarely wear makeup, when I do it's tinted moisturizer and some neutral shade of eyeshadow. My mom was the type that had a lighted makeup mirror and took two hours to get ready. RT likes makeup, sometimes a bit much and I tell her to tone it down or we're not leaving the house.
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    I haven't worn makeup for years, but am beginning to because I can't tan the way I have in the past. My taste in certain colors has changed, as has my complexion. I try to go for a natural look, compared to a bold made-up look. I could use some instruction in choosing some colors.

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    I love makeup and lotions and hair/body stuff, Ulta is my candy store Though I get ready quickly (30 minutes including shower, makeup, and hair), don't spend a lot of money on it, and don't smear tons of it all over. I feel I'm pretty low maintenance.

    Hasn't really changed from when I was little really. Maybe colors or techniques a little, but basics are the same.

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    Same here......but

    Quote Originally posted by illinoisplanner View post
    The only time I've ever worn makeup was when I went as Paul Stanley for Halloween!
    I went as John Wayne Gacy

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    Quote Originally posted by kms View post
    I haven't worn makeup for years, but am beginning to because I can't tan the way I have in the past. My taste in certain colors has changed, as has my complexion. I try to go for a natural look, compared to a bold made-up look. I could use some instruction in choosing some colors.
    Find a good foundation or tinted moisturizer that you like. For eyeshadow I typically stick with one or two colors at a time and something that's kind of neutral that has a bit of shimmer to it. I am not much for eyeliner since it bothers my eyes, but I like a black/brown mascara. I usually skip lipstick and generally use lip balm since I have rosy colored lips anyways. There are tinted lip balms that are readily available that don't need you to touch up lipstick every 5 minutes or leave lipstick on cups (gross).
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