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RANDOM THOUGHTS : BEAUTY (PART DEUX)

welcome back to the junk drawer of random beauty thoughts and musings. it has been nearly a year, so i think it is time for a rew RT thread ! 

 

when i'm doing my makeup in the morning, my dog sometimes throws a fit until i move his food bowl over to where i'm sitting. i'm certainly not the diva in our relationship.

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Yeah... So many super awesome ridiculous, "trendy" stuff out there... Smiley Indifferent Super crusty, clumped-together tarantula lashes were the best! Smiley Very Happy Not. Couldn't quite believe it. Even for the runaway thing ( that, I hope, never translated to real life ) it was just too much... Messy chic, uh huh. Ok.  

 

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Ok, I'm taking it back! It is a fantastic and effortless way of being "chic" on lazy days! Smiley Very Happy

 

( Ay! Just remembered the hairy nails!!! Ok, that was the worst!!! )

 

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I agree with your post @Blackwhiskey and will give you one big succulent "thumbs up" 00.JPG

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Yeah girl!  They tried to make these fetch 

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The "hairy nails" are a trend I can pass on, lol! 

 

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Those hairy nails are giving me the creeps. Smiley Indifferent

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I'm writing down all your nicknames and if I catch any of you posting your pics with this in "What I'm wearing today" I'm going to call you out on it sooooo hard.. 

 

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I'm sure it's great for deterring predators

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Looks like when I sneeze putting on mascara! lol

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Nope - looks like symetrical lower lash mascara clumps...

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Yeah...I am not a fan of that.

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This is a stage makeup trick to make your eyes look bigger under really bright lights, from a distance.  It looks dead stupid up close.

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That's what I thought @JennBeth!

 

IMO if your eyes are dark/black, then black eyeliner would work well, but otherwise, black eyeliner on green/blue/hazel eyes just makes this look even sillier than it is.

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i'm here to make a declaration.

 

PRODUCT OF THE YEAR 2017: NARS soft matte complete concealer.

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I bought this before it was available on website. They had it on fisplay. I love it. Its just what i needed

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@jemly

 

I got the matte concealer as well.  I will add my thoughts as you guys have a good discussion going here.

 

I bought the shade Caramel (which is my shade in the creamy concealer as well - that I use under eyes).

 

- It is creamy without being oily.  More creamy than Laura Mercier Secret Camouflage, less oily than KA skin "something".  The NARS stick concealer is a drier formula as well.

 

- It is quite pigmented, but not drying or cakey.  

 

- One could use it on face or under eyes and the texture would be comfortable either place.  

 

 

Personally, I would use it spot conceal if there were an annoying hyperpigmented spot I wanted to blur out.  Oddly, I do not plan to use it under my eyes because it is quite pigmented (in a good way). My undereyes are not unusually dark I don't think, but I also like a bit of darkness to show through.  ;-P

 

This seems like a perfect mix of the Creamy Concealer and Concealer stick.  The stick is much too dry to use under the eyes IMO, but good to spot conceal.  The creamy concealer may not be pigmented enough or thick enough to spot conceal, but good under eyes.  The matte pot concealer seems like it could do either comfortably.

 

Lastly - because it is so pigmented, it needs to be a good shade match if using it on your face.  "Caramel" would match skin on some parts of my face. but not others.  These are my personal ruminations on shades....not on quality of product.  It is a good product for those looking for a versatile pigmented concealer that didn't resemble spackle.

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ohhhhh @JazaChai @heartsmyface @PrettyPaint @suzyo and anyone else, i'm sorry i left you hanging !!!

 

ok. firstly, i find the color matches to be pretty much exact to the radiant creamy concealer. in swatches comparing the two, the soft matte concealer may look a hair darker, but that's because it's not reflecting light the way RRC does. blended they're the same.

 

so, yeah, it's matte (in that NARS 'velvet' way), and an incredibly incredddddibly thin and lightweight consistency. i've never felt anything like it. blends instantly. because it's so thin, i'm not sure how it would work with color correctors underneath--i don't know i don't use them. i don't need to use them though, because....

 

....this is the only concealer i've ever--ever--found that covers my dark dark under eye circles. as most of y'all know, i'm very very pale, and my dark circles are giant dark monsters. because the texture is so thin, it absolutely does not look dry and cakey under the eye (which is what always happens with any full coverage matte concealer). i was deeply loyal to my radiant creamy concealer, but it couldn't cover my under eye circles the way this does. and just because it's matte, it absolutely doesn't make the skin look dull. not in my case at least. 

 

i can't speak for blemishes because my skin is doing alright at the moment. slight discoloration etc is covers up easily. i imagine it would be good for blemishes, though, as it's matte and easily buildable.

 

i'm shocked by it.

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@jemly Thanks so much! That's great what you said about it being thin. That's my main problem - so many concealers go on so thick, and it just makes my eyes look baggy and cakey and creasy (and makes me look older). I'm going see if more swatches have been posted since I last looked, because I'm just worried about a shade match. I like the looks of the cannelle because it has peach undertones, but I'm not sure if it would be too dark for n20.

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I too am interested in details, because I am about to be in the market for a new face/blemish concealer (not undereye, though maybe that too).

 

I'll have to go check out shades in store.

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Oh?  Better than the creamy concealer? Is it thin or thick in consistency?    What kind of coverage?  Any light reflective properties? 

The capslock makes me take you super seriously, and I'm concerned because I just told myself no more concealers, primers or foundations until I get through a few.  Your reccomendations never disappoint thoughSmiley Happy 

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@jemly Really? Please tell me more! I keep almost buying it, but I can't figure out what shade would work for n15/n20-ish, especially with my super dark circles. I swear I have tried almost every concealer on the market, and I still haven't found "the one."