The Question Thread: Because not all questions need their own thread.

I'm making this thread because I simply don't want to create a new thread for every little question that pops into my head, nor do I think that most questions need a separate topic. 

 

I had previously just dropped whatever random question that came to mind into the Random Thread (thanks jemly!), but I had been thinking about starting this for a while and figured I'd give it a shot to see if it could be of any use. 

 

I'm well aware that the people who could best utilize this thread will likely remain completely oblivious to it, but if it can consolidate even a small fraction of questions -- and maybe even generate some interesting conversations both beauty and non-beauty related -- that seems worthwhile. 

 

Official thread mascots: The Curious Puppies.upload_5938777889175560105.gif

 

Official thread anti-mascot: Lucille Bluth.

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It probably would've been wise of me to have a relatively inane question to use as an example and kick this thread off... 

 

Well, since I apparently don't have any pressing questions, I'll start with this two-parter:

 

What's your favorite drug store nail polish shade AND which official mascot puppy is your favorite? Bonus/Extra Credit: What's it's name?

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@TopazBeth

Which angled brush is your favorite to use with your gel eyeliner? Or would any angled brush do the trick?

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This one works great for me!

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Thanks again! I will give it a shot. 

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This is great!

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Yup. Basically, you use color to fake where things are. 

Also, I very rarely bother with a liner on my upper lid, and if I do it's generally a colorful one acting more as a shadow/lid shade. 

I think I've pulled these pics out in the past when someone had a similar question...

image.jpegBut, you can see how she kind of cheats here by pulling color and inner corner color up higher and darkening at the top and slightly above her crease.

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Hooded lids. I was never sure until now if that term applied to me. Yaaay! Now I have another term for google.

 

Thank you for your help!!!

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I didn't used to have hooded lids, but now I do (time marches on...)  I've had to really change my eye makeup as a result.  I find that using two colors, one medium/darkish on my lids and halfway up the socket area, with a highlighter under the brow, with the addition of eyeliner, works best for me now.  I used to use a light color on my lids and a dark shadow in my crease, but I don't have room for that anymore.

The good news is it takes less time to do my makeup!

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Searching for help with hooded lids will open up a WORLD of resources. Wayne Goss has a good video about hooded lids, which obviously I can't find right now. 

 

Even if their eye shape isn't exactly the same, check out tutorials and looks of people like Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lawrence, Blake Lively, Emma Stone... all have hooded eyes. 

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I feel like poor Jennifer Lawrence only gets makeup artists who know how to flatter her face about half the time. She either looks fabulous or like a "what NOT to do" demonstration.

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Oh man, I didn't realize my eyeball photos were going to turn out quite so large....

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I am one of very few people who do more than 90% of their shopping online and still have no PayPal account. Can someone tell me if I link my Credit Card with PayPal, the transactions will be processed as purchases or Cash advance? 

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Thankyou ladies!

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They will be purchases. That said, I have a CC on file with them only for backup and I keep money on PayPal and just use cash for my purchases through them. So, you have options. They also have PayPal Credit as well which is, I believe, 0% interest on purchases over $100 for 6months.

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I'm not 100% sure, but maybe you'd have to link one bank account first. 

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I have my credit linked and they are processed as purchases. @fatimamummy

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I am not sure if you can link a credit card, but I have my debit card linked and the transactions are processed as purchases.

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This is probably a really dumb question. 

 

I have been thinking about picking up the cover fx drops and mixing it with moisturizer, like making my own bb cream.  I am finding that the more I research, the picker I am getting (no fragrance, cruelty-free, etc.) so its getting hard for me to find what I want.  Anyway...isn't moisturizer meant to soak into your skin?  Wouldn't the color also just soak into my skin?  What am I missing here?

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I use Cover Fx custom drops by mixing them in moisturizer and like the result. You can control the coverage by increasing or decreasing the amount of drops. If you feel the Color payoff is not what you desire ( or in other words,it is absorbed in your skin without providing enough coverage) you can add an extra drop next time. It might take a few tries but once you find the right proportion of moisturizer+drops that gives you your desired result, you'll be set. I Iike that I can go natural or add a bit of Color without switching products.

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Does it go cakey if you use too much and what is the finish like with moisturizers? I'm so curious, I have only ever mixed it with foundations. @fatimamummy

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@nikki25gee I prefer very light coverage so I add only one drop in my moisturizer. Finish mostly depend on which moisturizer I am mixing with it but it ranges from matte (no very dry) to dewy. I can't say what will be the finish if you go for more coverage but still if your moisturizer is not dewy enough, just add a tiny drop of any beauty oil in the mix and it will transform into dewy finish.

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oh okay thank you! I will try it again. @fatimamummy