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    Sara LynnSara Lynn I can handle myself. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I am using Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation right now and it works but I dont really like the finish anymore, it doesn't suit this climate. It makes my skin look too matte and dull. When I get back home in a few weeks I am getting new foundation. Cream or liquid <$40, buildable light to medium coverage (or med-full coverage I can reliably thin out).

    This was my favorite foundation for like 2 or 3 years. It's super full coverage and it made my self-conscious self feel awesome all the time. It was just a bitch to take off, I'd have to use Pond's Cold Cream and then my regular facial cleanser to get it all off. It was like glue. But it really did stay on my face ALL DAMN DAY. Have you tried using a damp sponge to apply it? It can be really mask-y.

    I use NARS Sheer Glow and it's like ~$45, the finish is satiny and amazing but my oily skin does make it start to disappear in about 5 hours. And I do have to blot, but I'll probably spend the rest of my life blotting. It's light to medium coverage but building it can be kind of cakey.. Make Up Forever's HD foundation gets a lot of raves, I've never tried it, I tried the Mat Velvet + of MUFE's and it oxidized on my skin and made me look like Snookie. Though that doesn't mean it would do that for you, the coverage was probably standard medium.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    I've worn mascara before

    (thanks to @Sassori and her friend)

    I would totally put on makeup if I knew how to

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    Like right now I have a few zits thanks to the cold/shaving and I don't know how to cover them up!

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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    cabsy wrote:
    Aww I was hoping for a general girl thread because oh my god my quest to find cute bright tights that fit me this year has been totally awful. Does anybody have a problem with nail polish not even making it a day before getting chips in it? I swear if I manage to make it more than 6 hours without a chip I consider it a grade A nail polish, even with top/bottom coat and a nicer polish.

    There's an awesome sock shop in Santa Cruz that has this wall of about 25 different colours of tights, in a couple of different finishes and variety of sizes! What colour are you looking for?

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    Sara LynnSara Lynn I can handle myself. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Nailpolish is something that I still haven't mastered.

    I used Seche Vite for awhile but I've found it can make some nail polish colors shrink on my nail, which makes it prone to chipping, so I got some Salley Hanson quick dry top coat shit. I barely ever paint my nails anymore though, just because I always have my hands in water at work and it fucks 'em all up.

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    I used Revlon Colorstay for a while, too, but then stopped using it when I realized that, hey, that wasn't actually matching my skintone very well and was making my skin look ashy.

    Right now I use MAC's Matchmaster Foundation as my go-to, which is pretty good for combination skin and because it warms to your skintone I find it is an amazing match even after I've gone a couple shades darker thanks to summer.

    I also use Laura Mercier's Oil-Free Tinted Moisturizer and I find that (when I'm not sweating it all off, heh) it really does do a fine job of controlling oil, and a very little bit goes a super long way. Feels good and is buildable.

    I think all my foundation is buildable, which I prefer far more than having multiple products for full, medium, and sheer coverage.

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    SHAVING SUCKS

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    Skull ManSkull Man RIP KUSU Registered User regular
    I fucking hate shaving

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    That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    I wish my nose wasn't all icky. I don't really know how to describe it, greasy probably.

    Also my hair sucks and I don't really know what to wash it with. I usually just use head and shoulders.

    PSN: ThatDaveFella
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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    Keith wrote:
    Like right now I have a few zits thanks to the cold/shaving and I don't know how to cover them up!

    zits are hard to cover up because even if you make them not look red, they are still jutting out of your face

    but this is handy

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wOWL-L1EXJM

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    I wish my nose wasn't all icky. I don't really know how to describe it, greasy probably.

    Also my hair sucks and I don't really know what to wash it with. I usually just use head and shoulders.

    Why does your hair suck? Provide details and we might be able to help!

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    That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    My friend always tells me that it feels like straw. It's usually quite short. I don't like letting it get too long and usually get a haircut every 2 weeks to a month which might be bad?

    When I get it cut I usually get the sides shaved pretty close and then a short scissors cut on top.

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    My friend always tells me that it feels like straw. It's usually quite short. I don't like letting it get too long and usually get a haircut every 2 weeks to a month which might be bad?

    When I get it cut I usually get the sides shaved pretty close and then a short scissors cut on top.

    When you wake up in the morning does it feel greasy?

    When you run your fingers along strands of your hair does it feel coarse or totally smooth?

    Is your hair fine or thick?

    Also re: your scalp - is it dry, oily, flaky, itchy etc?

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    That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    I'd say in the morning it'd be kinda greasy, like I need to have a shower cause it's pretty awful.

    It feels fairly soft, I don't really know why he says it feels like straw!

    It's thick.

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    I wish my nose wasn't all icky. I don't really know how to describe it, greasy probably.

    Also my hair sucks and I don't really know what to wash it with. I usually just use head and shoulders.

    Do you wash it every day?

    If I wash mine every day it gets really dry and coarse. I usually go 2 or 3 days without shampooing it (although I'll use water and conditioner) so it'll be kind of "greasy" but not gross

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    It's thick.

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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    I gave up shaving about 2 years ago. Beardtrimmer and that's it

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    That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    Yeh everyday.

    PSN: ThatDaveFella
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    FAQFAQ Registered User regular
    I look lame clean shaven though,

    that was the main reason

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    I'd say in the morning it'd be kinda greasy, like I need to have a shower cause it's pretty awful.

    It feels fairly soft, I don't really know why he says it feels like straw!

    It's thick.

    I don't know that you need to change shampoos or anything, if you think your hair feels soft. Greasy hair in the morning is to be expected, but try not to wash your hair everyday. I do this and it is so bad for my hair but I just can't NOT wash my hair when I take a shower.

    Try washing your hair every other day?

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    My butt is greasy in the morning

    Should I switch shampoos?

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    That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    I'll try that!

    PSN: ThatDaveFella
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    JansonJanson Registered User regular
    I wash my hair every day, too. A shower just isn't complete otherwise!

    Dave, you could try using just a small amount of shampoo. That, or, I did find Lush's shampoo bars really good for decreasing the grease/build-up. Hair can take a few days to get used to them, though.

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    I have to use head and shoulders

    But the one I has smells delicious

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    my hair/scalp gets especially dry in the winter

    so I usually just don't shower for a week and stew in my own juices

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    That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    I use the menthol one cause I love the feeling of it. It's so refreshing.

    I try not to use too much, especially as my hair is usually so short. Is there anything I can do to keep my nose from getting all greasy?

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    I use the menthol one cause I love the feeling of it. It's so refreshing.

    I try not to use too much, especially as my hair is usually so short. Is there anything I can do to keep my nose from getting all greasy?

    stop eating pizza

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    Clinique for Men owns for greasy skin

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    Garlic BreadGarlic Bread i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a bitch i'm a Registered User, Disagreeable regular
    I need to figure out what to do with my hair, too. Right now my dad cuts it because I'm broke and also don't know where a good barber or anything is around here

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    VivixenneVivixenne Remember your training, and we'll get through this just fine. Registered User regular
    edited February 2012
    yes! you can do what I do

    facial cleanser twice a day, (AM and PM)

    toner after you cleanse (AM and PM)

    moisturizer after you tone (but use less around the nose area)

    if you do not know what toner is (as most boys do not), it is an astringent product that basically makes your pores close up

    the idea is that when you wash you face, you are using warm water so your pores should be open so all the gross stuff can get cleaned out

    then you close your pores up with toner so that you don't get any dirt in them... and this also restricts the amount of oil that gets released

    toner doesn't have to be fancy... witchazel water (google it) is particularly good for very greasy noses!

    then exfoliate your face twice a week with an exfoliating scrub... this will clear off dead skin which then will not trap oil on your face

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    MysstMysst King Monkey of Hedonism IslandRegistered User regular
    yo getting acne as an adult is bullshit

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    Stop eating all the pizza

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    Sara LynnSara Lynn I can handle myself. Registered User regular
    edited January 2012
    Vivixenne wrote:
    yes! you can do what I do

    facial cleanser twice a day, (AM and PM)

    toner after you cleanse (AM and PM)

    moisturizer after you tone (but use less around the nose area)

    if you do not know what toner is (as most boys do not), it is an astringent product that basically makes your pores close up

    the idea is that when you wash you face, your pores should be open so all the gross stuff can get cleaned out

    then you close your pores up with toner so that you don't get any dirt in them... and this also restricts the amount of oil that gets released

    toner doesn't have to be fancy... witchazel water (google it) is particularly good for very greasy noses!

    then exfoliate your face twice a week with an exfoliating scrub... this will clear off dead skin which then will not trap oil on your face

    though I will say if your skin is sensitive to alcohol, toners without it are hard to find sometimes

    I don't use a toner, I just splash cold water on my face after I'm done washing it and it helps

    witch hazel is incredibly cheap, but it also broke me out because of alcohol, soooo

    really the moral of the story here is skincare is something you have to experiment with yourself, because everyone's skin is super different and everyone gets something different out of a product

    if you don't want to buy a specific scrub, I buy these little exfoliation pads at Target and I just use it with my normal cleanser twice a week

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    I fucking hate my eczema and the need to constantly make sure that shit does not pop up

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    Sara Lynn wrote:
    Vivixenne wrote:
    yes! you can do what I do

    facial cleanser twice a day, (AM and PM)

    toner after you cleanse (AM and PM)

    moisturizer after you tone (but use less around the nose area)

    if you do not know what toner is (as most boys do not), it is an astringent product that basically makes your pores close up

    the idea is that when you wash you face, your pores should be open so all the gross stuff can get cleaned out

    then you close your pores up with toner so that you don't get any dirt in them... and this also restricts the amount of oil that gets released

    toner doesn't have to be fancy... witchazel water (google it) is particularly good for very greasy noses!

    then exfoliate your face twice a week with an exfoliating scrub... this will clear off dead skin which then will not trap oil on your face

    though I will say if your skin is sensitive to alcohol, toners without it are hard to find sometimes

    I don't use a toner, I just splash cold water on my face after I'm done washing it and it helps

    witch hazel is incredibly cheap, but it also broke me out because of alcohol, soooo

    really the moral of the story here is skincare is something you have to experiment with yourself, because everyone's skin is super different and everyone gets something different out of a product

    if you don't want to buy a specific scrub, I buy these little exfoliation pads at Target and I just use it with my normal cleanser twice a week

    Witch hazel is made by witches though

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    That Dave FellaThat Dave Fella Registered User regular
    Dang skincare is in depth!

    PSN: ThatDaveFella
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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    Thank heavens for tea tree oil though

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    Zen VulgarityZen Vulgarity What a lovely day for tea Secret British ThreadRegistered User regular
    Dang skincare is in depth!

    If you wanna look pretty you gotta put in work son

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    Sara LynnSara Lynn I can handle myself. Registered User regular
    also if your skin is oily you still need moisturizer

    do not listen to people that tell you otherwise

    you will be less oily if you use it

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    Muse Among MenMuse Among Men Suburban Bunny Princess? Its time for a new shtick Registered User regular
    Sara Lynn wrote:
    I am using Revlon Colorstay liquid foundation right now and it works but I dont really like the finish anymore, it doesn't suit this climate. It makes my skin look too matte and dull. When I get back home in a few weeks I am getting new foundation. Cream or liquid <$40, buildable light to medium coverage (or med-full coverage I can reliably thin out).

    This was my favorite foundation for like 2 or 3 years. It's super full coverage and it made my self-conscious self feel awesome all the time. It was just a bitch to take off, I'd have to use Pond's Cold Cream and then my regular facial cleanser to get it all off. It was like glue. But it really did stay on my face ALL DAMN DAY. Have you tried using a damp sponge to apply it? It can be really mask-y.

    I use NARS Sheer Glow and it's like ~$45, the finish is satiny and amazing but my oily skin does make it start to disappear in about 5 hours. And I do have to blot, but I'll probably spend the rest of my life blotting. It's light to medium coverage but building it can be kind of cakey.. Make Up Forever's HD foundation gets a lot of raves, I've never tried it, I tried the Mat Velvet + of MUFE's and it oxidized on my skin and made me look like Snookie. Though that doesn't mean it would do that for you, the coverage was probably standard medium.

    I've heard a lot of good things about the MUF foundations. Gonna look into those. And since I am oily and have okay skin maybe I should instead be looking into a pressed powder or something? I'm going to Sephora later this week, gonna try some stuff out.

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