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Tant mieux, non?
Meaning "a little better?" Uh-Oh! i better brush up on my french!

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hey guys!

so i'm new to the world of make up. in fact, i don't ever wear makeup. i got the MAC studio fix for a wedding maybe 3 years ago and i still have it, barely used. i have a little box of purple powder i've been unable to identify (may or may not be blush or eyeshadow, lol)

in any event, to add to all this drabbery, i've also been blessed with horrible vision, so what does a be-spectacled girl do?? any suggestions on what to wear and colors and such? what are good lines to try? does it even make sense to wear eye makeup what with my sexy prada frames to bedazzle the world instead?

oh, i'm also really excited about this thread. read almost all the pages trying to find info on darker toned chanel lipcolors. coooool!

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Well, Pennerad, it all depends on the type of stuff you're looking for... lips, eyes... do you even plan on wearing it? You did say you have stuff that were hardly used. ...just sayin'!

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I know this was prob answered already- but I'm desperate to find a good foundation for african american skin? I'm not a fan of MAC. Anyone know of any good websites or stores to find it? Anyone know of any with samples as well?

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I was able to find Make Up Forever at Sephora. It's not too heavy (but as I've said before, I'm not v. familiar with makeup) and it goes on easy and doesn't cake or any of that stuff. It's 'high definition' make up; should be able to get it at any sephora.

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I know this was prob answered already- but I'm desperate to find a good foundation for african american skin? I'm not a fan of MAC. Anyone know of any good websites or stores to find it? Anyone know of any with samples as well?
Armani is my current favourite but their colour selection is limited. Bobbi Brown is also quite good.

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after trying just about every foundation mentioned on this thread,
i would like to recommend Cargo wet/dry foundation compact.
i was a nc44 in mac studiotech but #70 in the cargo wet/dry is way better for the yellow undertones in my skin. it's the only other foundation beside becca that doesnt break me out. (becca stick foundation in "brioche" matched my skintone and was noncomodegenic but made me look like i dipped my face in a bowl of grease...)
Cargo is really good for anyone in a hot/humid climate because it doesnt add oiliness. it's nice and matte, not too heavy...good stuff :-)

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I would definitely call myself the Queen of Nude Lips as I tend to like dramatic eye makeup with nude lips. I have sooo many nudes, it's a sin!

However, here are a few of my favorite nudes off the top of my head in no particular order. (I am actually about to do a "Fave Nudes" video on my youtube channel.)

Kevyn Aucoin- Vesuvian lipgloss
Kevyn Aucoin- Caremellina lipgloss
NARS- Chelsea Girls Lip Lacquer
NARS- Hustler lipgloss
MAC- Revealing Gloss
MAC- Beaux Gloss
Diorgloss- Linen Beige #317
Bobbi Brown gloss- Suede
Revlon Beyond Natural Lipgloss- Spice & Deep Spice

Once again, these are off the top of my head. I'd have to actually look in my kit to see. I know there are more, but hope these help. Some of them I've not been able to find anymore.
OK, so moooonths later... I finally did the video for nude lips for brown girls like us!!!! Hope this helps!

Diva talks about her fave nude lip shades

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^^thank you! I am def interested in checking out Dior Linen Beige. I wish Chanel had a nude I could pull off.

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I used to love Chanel Glossimer gloss in Nougat, but they discontinued it...

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wow I totally forgot to come back in here.
marlasinger you would be proud (i hope) I found a nyx lip pencil in a perfect shade for my lips and while in the mac store i saw a mua with the perfect nude lip and she directed me to the "spite" lip glass a combination of the lip pencil and that lip glass the perfect nude. On the days i don't use the lip pencil i use a dark brown lipstick with the spite over it.

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I used to love Chanel Glossimer gloss in Nougat, but they discontinued it...
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Where is everybody??? I'm tryna rejuvenate this thread!!!! Anybody buy anything new? Hellooo!!! Anybody here??? Here's my contribution.

Diva does a Kevyn Aucoin Inspired Face

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I am here. I love your contributions

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People are here, things are quiet, but there are definitely still things left to talk about. I'm currently on the hunt for a new loose powder, La Mer has decided to discontinue theirs, leaving only the translucent option which is all but useless for me.

Thought this might be of interest for some, Rihanna always has interesting cosmetic looks:

Rihanna's Favorite Makeup



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