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Theme Makeup with a Purpose pretty.gif

 

This thread was born of the Cancer Awareness through the Beauty of Color exercise.  At the end of the challenge the participants, having had so much fun sharing makeup looks using pink eye shadow, lipstick, blush and nail polish for October, wanted to continue their exchanges.

 

The concept of this exercise is first & foremost to have fun.  Creating makeup looks while using our stash products will allow us to make room for amazing new items, or if so desired, renew makeup that we just love and are compelled to repurchase.

 

A ‘theme’ would encourage us to target particular colors to use from our stash.  In so doing, we would use product faster.  So, for the remainder of November the theme would be 'FALL'.   Fall encompasses many colors and you get to use the fall colors of choice from your stash.  The parameters of this exercise are loose & flexible because this should be enjoyable and minimally restrictive.   Also, you would decide the adjunctive products, like paint pots, fluidlines, foundation, etc., to use for a month that you need or want to deplete.  

 

A theme will last for a month and the next theme will be announced at the end of the current month.  On a weekly basis we can post the look that we liked the best, during the previous seven days.  Therefore, Monday would be our ‘favorite look day’.  Those who wish to post photos can do so, but simply listing the products used in your favorite look is fine.  Please also share your progress, the products you have used up and what you purchase if you 'back-2-MAC'. I hope you’ll join in this exercise.... a bit of focus on colors that will help us to move product, make room for new product, share ideas for makeup looks, and have fun in the process! 

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I'm looking forward to this challenge!

post #3 of 2478
Can't wait smiles.gif But I won't be using "fall" colors because it's summer in South Africa so I'll just be using colors appropriately depending on weather, outfit etc etc...
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Can't wait smiles.gif But I won't be using "fall" colors because it's summer in South Africa so I'll just be using colors appropriately depending on weather, outfit etc etc...

Yay glammy girl!  So glad you stuck with us.  BTW, there are several summer colors that are seen in the fall...green, yellow,orange...endless possibilities.  The weather is just beautiful here today and the trees are vibrant reds, oranges, golds & yellows...a site to behold.  I was driving along thinking of all of the options for eye looks.  

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I'm looking forward to this challenge!

This first theme was your idea & it's gonna be so fun CartoonChic!  I'm already adding to my B2M wish-list!!   girlhaha.gif

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I started using my Studio Fix powder today, I want to finish this before I get the Studio Careblend powder smiles.gif
post #7 of 2478

how do i join? 

post #8 of 2478
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how do i join? 
Just use fall colors from your makeup stash and products that you want to use up for this whole month and next Monday, post your favorite look of this week smiles.gif
post #9 of 2478
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This first theme was your idea & it's gonna be so fun CartoonChic!  I'm already adding to my B2M wish-list!!   girlhaha.gif


My main goal is to just wear more of my makeup. The leaves are changing here, too, and I'm getting inspired by all the beautiful colors.

post #10 of 2478
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how do i join? 

Hi aradhana!!!

It's simple.....Just visit the thread regularly, participate in the monthly theme by wearing colors related to the theme, on Mondays, post a listing of the makeup look that you liked best during the prior week (post a photo only if you wish) determine /target a few items in your stash that you would like to use up and use those products daily until they are gone.  

 

I hope you will participate and have lots of fun using up your products!!!    

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post #11 of 2478
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My main goal is to just wear more of my makeup. The leaves are changing here, too, and I'm getting inspired by all the beautiful colors.

I've dragged my husband into this by just talking about it. He's now pointing out the potential fall colors to me.  That in and of itself is a riot!  lmao.gif

post #12 of 2478
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I started using my Studio Fix powder today, I want to finish this before I get the Studio Careblend powder smiles.gif

I finished a tender tone (Hush Hush) yesterday and hope to finish a Groundwork PP and & Prep & Prime Skin Smoother by Thursday.  fluffy.gif

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I finished a tender tone (Hush Hush) yesterday and hope to finish a Groundwork PP and & Prep & Prime Skin Smoother by Thursday.  fluffy.gif

Hello Everyone,

Thanks for the invite MedGal. I look forward to participating and seeing all the different looks.
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Hello Everyone,
Thanks for the invite MedGal. I look forward to participating and seeing all the different looks.

th_welcomeemoticonsign.gif PrettyGirlDoc!!!

post #15 of 2478

Its extremely hot today so not wearing that much makeup but i used Mac contrast e/s to line my lower lashline :) 

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im glad to join in this time. my purpose is to use my fall and winter makeup. all my dark reds, and plums. my semi-precious MES's. Colored mascaras and fall dark blushes.  all these colors were abandoned because of all the coral lippies, pink liptars and soft peach blushes. no more orange. today im wearing

 

eyes: maybelline tattoo in bold gold + mac's Faux Gold all over. the balm shameless shana e/s around the crease area. ysl blue mascara

lips: mac's Such Flare!

cheeks: a mixture of hidden treasure and worldly wealth blushes. applied sofly.

post #17 of 2478
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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

im glad to join in this time. my purpose is to use my fall and winter makeup. all my dark reds, and plums. my semi-precious MES's. Colored mascaras and fall dark blushes.  all these colors were abandoned because of all the coral lippies, pink liptars and soft peach blushes. no more orange. today im wearing

eyes: maybelline tattoo in bold gold + mac's Faux Gold all over. the balm shameless shana e/s around the crease area. ysl blue mascara
lips: mac's Such Flare!
cheeks: a mixture of hidden treasure and worldly wealth blushes. applied sofly.
Glad you're joining us Kimibos smiles.gif We having fun and using up our stash at the same time and hopefully we finish quite a bit to make room for upcoming collections lol icon_eek.gif Ahhh the life of a makeup addict, the wish list is a never ending one... smiles.gif
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The strangest thing happened today. I woke up all bright eyed and bushy-tailed this morning and did a semi-full face of makeup. I'm so proud of myself. I say it's only a semi-full face because I only added eye liner and mascara to my eyes, and didn't put any powder on my face. I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted in the beginning, so I started doing one thing and ended up with something else.

 

 

EYES

  • MAC Fluidline Rich Ground - upper lash line
  • Black mascara

 

FACE

  • NARS Blush Lovejoy
  • NARS Blush Exhibit A - over Lovejoy
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Earthshine - cheek highlight

 

LIPS

  • MAC Lip Pencil Cherry - outline
  • MAC Lip Pencil Redd - filled in
  • CHANEL Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick 97 Incandescente

 

 

Looking at the finished result, I would change Rich Ground with a different color. Probably a darker brown, black, or even a green liner. I only had Lovejoy and Earthshine on my cheeks at first, but I felt my face needed more color after applying Incandescente to balance things out. I went back and lightly layered Exhibit A over Lovejoy. It added a nice red tone without being too much red.

 

I also tried the blot method with my lipstick. I normally don't blot because I feel like I'm wasting product. But I saw a YouTube video the other day that made me want to try it. I used the lip pencils first, then used a lip brush to apply the lipstick. That was taking too long, so I applied it from the tube and then smooth things out with the lip brush. I then blot and repeated with the lipstick, and then blot and repeated for a third time. I want to see if this method will really make my lipstick last longer.

 

I like how the look turned out, but it's not as "pulled together" as I was hoping for. It seems like there's something missing. I didn't do anything with my eyebrows, so maybe that's it.

post #19 of 2478
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

The strangest thing happened today. I woke up all bright eyed and bushy-tailed this morning and did a semi-full face of makeup. I'm so proud of myself. I say it's only a semi-full face because I only added eye liner and mascara to my eyes, and didn't put any powder on my face. I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted in the beginning, so I started doing one thing and ended up with something else.


EYES
  • MAC Fluidline Rich Ground - upper lash line
  • Black mascara

FACE
  • NARS Blush Lovejoy
  • NARS Blush Exhibit A - over Lovejoy
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Earthshine - cheek highlight

LIPS
  • MAC Lip Pencil Cherry - outline
  • MAC Lip Pencil Redd - filled in
  • CHANEL Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick 97 Incandescente


Looking at the finished result, I would change Rich Ground with a different color. Probably a darker brown, black, or even a green liner. I only had Lovejoy and Earthshine on my cheeks at first, but I felt my face needed more color after applying Incandescente to balance things out. I went back and lightly layered Exhibit A over Lovejoy. It added a nice red tone without being too much red.

I also tried the blot method with my lipstick. I normally don't blot because I feel like I'm wasting product. But I saw a YouTube video the other day that made me want to try it. I used the lip pencils first, then used a lip brush to apply the lipstick. That was taking too long, so I applied it from the tube and then smooth things out with the lip brush. I then blot and repeated with the lipstick, and then blot and repeated for a third time. I want to see if this method will really make my lipstick last longer.

I like how the look turned out, but it's not as "pulled together" as I was hoping for. It seems like there's something missing. I didn't do anything with my eyebrows, so maybe that's it.

It sounds nice to me. We are our own worst critic sometimes.
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It sounds nice to me. We are our own worst critic sometimes.


This is so true!

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Its extremely hot today so not wearing that much makeup but i used Mac contrast e/s to line my lower lashline :) 

Feel free to send a little heat our way!!!  girlhaha.gif

post #22 of 2478
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Originally Posted by kimibos View Post

im glad to join in this time. my purpose is to use my fall and winter makeup. all my dark reds, and plums. my semi-precious MES's. Colored mascaras and fall dark blushes.  all these colors were abandoned because of all the coral lippies, pink liptars and soft peach blushes. no more orange. today im wearing

 

eyes: maybelline tattoo in bold gold + mac's Faux Gold all over. the balm shameless shana e/s around the crease area. ysl blue mascara

lips: mac's Such Flare!

cheeks: a mixture of hidden treasure and worldly wealth blushes. applied sofly.

Yay Kimibos...I'm so glad you're with us!!!  grouphug2.gif

 

And...what a coincidence.  I was looking at the trees with their brilliant reds and golds, and I was inspired today.  I did gold eyes & fingernails, and red lips and toe nails.  That part was so not planned...it just happened that way.  I'm in love with Hidden Treasure & Worldly Wealth.  In fact, I just depoted Hidden Treasure today.  Making room for new goods!

post #23 of 2478
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Originally Posted by CartoonChic View Post

The strangest thing happened today. I woke up all bright eyed and bushy-tailed this morning and did a semi-full face of makeup. I'm so proud of myself. I say it's only a semi-full face because I only added eye liner and mascara to my eyes, and didn't put any powder on my face. I didn't have a clear picture of what I wanted in the beginning, so I started doing one thing and ended up with something else.

 

 

EYES

  • MAC Fluidline Rich Ground - upper lash line
  • Black mascara

 

FACE

  • NARS Blush Lovejoy
  • NARS Blush Exhibit A - over Lovejoy
  • MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Earthshine - cheek highlight

 

LIPS

  • MAC Lip Pencil Cherry - outline
  • MAC Lip Pencil Redd - filled in
  • CHANEL Rouge Allure Intense Lipstick 97 Incandescente

 

 

Looking at the finished result, I would change Rich Ground with a different color. Probably a darker brown, black, or even a green liner. I only had Lovejoy and Earthshine on my cheeks at first, but I felt my face needed more color after applying Incandescente to balance things out. I went back and lightly layered Exhibit A over Lovejoy. It added a nice red tone without being too much red.

 

I also tried the blot method with my lipstick. I normally don't blot because I feel like I'm wasting product. But I saw a YouTube video the other day that made me want to try it. I used the lip pencils first, then used a lip brush to apply the lipstick. That was taking too long, so I applied it from the tube and then smooth things out with the lip brush. I then blot and repeated with the lipstick, and then blot and repeated for a third time. I want to see if this method will really make my lipstick last longer.

 

I like how the look turned out, but it's not as "pulled together" as I was hoping for. It seems like there's something missing. I didn't do anything with my eyebrows, so maybe that's it.

Way to go CartoonChic!!  The look sounds lovely.  Perhaps you're more accustomed to doing the full eye look, but what you described is a lovely natural look!

 

You know, I tried that blot method too and my lips are still as red as they were from the initial lipstick application... And, that's after a meal, and I wasn't even being careful.

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This is so true!

iagree.gif.  Way too hard on ourselves

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Today I made an excursion to my local MAC store and returned 18 empties.  Most recently...like this week... I used up a Groundwork paintpot, a 4oz MAC Face & Body and a Tendertone.  I thought I'd be finished with a P & P Skin Smoother, but I think I have another 3-4 days of it left.  I did not replace the paintpot or the foundation.  Rather I will use others from my stash. It's a great feeling to be focused on using up products and actually see the results!  I picked up 3 lipsticks via B2M.  The downside is that I seem to bring product in at a much faster pace than I deplete it!

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Today I made an excursion to my local MAC store and returned 18 empties.  Most recently...like this week... I used up a Groundwork paintpot, a 4oz MAC Face & Body and a Tendertone.  I thought I'd be finished with a P & P Skin Smoother, but I think I have another 3-4 days of it left.  I did not replace the paintpot or the foundation.  Rather I will use others from my stash. It's a great feeling to be focused on using up products and actually see the results!  I picked up 3 lipsticks via B2M.  The downside is that I seem to bring product in at a much faster pace than I deplete it!

girlhaha.gif


 congrat.gif  You're on a roll! This is very encouraging.

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Originally Posted by Medgal07 View Post

Today I made an excursion to my local MAC store and returned 18 empties.  Most recently...like this week... I used up a Groundwork paintpot, a 4oz MAC Face & Body and a Tendertone.  I thought I'd be finished with a P & P Skin Smoother, but I think I have another 3-4 days of it left.  I did not replace the paintpot or the foundation.  Rather I will use others from my stash. It's a great feeling to be focused on using up products and actually see the results!  I picked up 3 lipsticks via B2M.  The downside is that I seem to bring product in at a much faster pace than I deplete it!

girlhaha.gif

which lippies did you get??

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I've decided I'm going to try to use up more of my Lipglasses. The tacky texture seems to bother me even more now. I bought the ones that I have for their colors, but I don't think I can deal with the texture. I can't tell if I'm moving away from lipgloss in general, or if this is just an issue I'm having with MAC Lipglasses. I'll know by the end of the month. There are still a few colors I'm wearing no matter what. I'm looking at you All Of My Purple Life. I can overlook the tackiness for that shade. eyelove.gif

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which lippies did you get??

Replacements:  Honeylove

                        Kinda Sexy

                        Lady Danger

post #30 of 2478
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I've decided I'm going to try to use up more of my Lipglasses. The tacky texture seems to bother me even more now. I bought the ones that I have for their colors, but I don't think I can deal with the texture. I can't tell if I'm moving away from lipgloss in general, or if this is just an issue I'm having with MAC Lipglasses. I'll know by the end of the month. There are still a few colors I'm wearing no matter what. I'm looking at you All Of My Purple Life. I can overlook the tackiness for that shade. eyelove.gif

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I feel the same way, yet I keep buying them.  What's worse is that I don't always reach for them because I like the way L/S appears on me w/o it.  That said, I am more open to cremesheen and lustre formula L/Ss.

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