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JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 30-Oct-09 22:02:07

I've just bought myself some of the new Max Factor foundation, which I'm v pleased with.

Ditto a Clarins mascara.

I now could really do with a decent nude/pink lipstick. However, I have never, ever yet found a lipstick that I like the texture of except for Clinique Black Honey (and they don't seem to do that in any other shades). Also I tend to eat lipstick within seconds because it makes me feel a bot over-done. My lips are quite thin too, so I don't really like drawing much attention to them.

Any ideas? Or should I go on not wearing it?

I also have just acquired a sample of Beauty Flash Balm - what am I supposed to actually do with it please?

Finally, I also need a really lovely neutral coloured eyeshadow.


JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 30-Oct-09 22:03:02

A BIT over-done. My 'bot' is another matter entirely.

Heathcliffscathy Fri 30-Oct-09 22:05:02

bobbi brown. bobbi brown. bobbi brown. best creamy nude/pink lippies on the market.

bFB, blob on hands, rub together little bit to disperse then apply to face a thin sheen, without rubbing it in. will tighten up and glow your skin.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 30-Oct-09 22:08:57

Thanks. Will try BFB tomorrow then.

Bobbie Brown always seems v expensive to me though - is it really worth it?

SausageRocket Fri 30-Oct-09 22:09:30

Beauty Flah goes on before foundation, it's supposed to make your skin look more glowy and youthful but I don't find it makes much of a difference.

MAC make fantastic eyeshadows.

I find neutral lip glosses better for day wear, although I do wear lipstick too on occasion. Dior do a lovely gloss in their Creme Gloss range, the colour is 351. They may have discontinued it as I can't find it on the Dior site anymore. It's moisturising without being sticky or too glassy.

I also love a MAC one from the Plush Glass range called 'fulfilled', it is more shiny but more of a tinted clear gloss colour-wise.

The best neutral lipstick I have ever found is actually a Tesco one, believe it or not, in 'nude'.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Fri 30-Oct-09 22:11:51

Thank you.

Unfortunately, I find lipgloss even worse than lipstick - can't stand the ickiness of it. Deffo don't want shiny. Sorry.

I like Mac eyeshadows - can you rec a neutral base colour? I tend to wear Shale on the lids.

tulpe Sat 31-Oct-09 00:19:59

I use Mac's Shroom as a base colour, Janeite. I either blend with whatever other colour I am wearing (greens or blues usually). Or sometimes even wear it just with mascara, or mascara and a fine line of liquid liner, to brighten my eyes when I can't be bothered to put on the full slap

Have you tried any of the Max Facor Lip Finity range for lipsticks? There are a good range of shades - nude and stronger - and they last all day from one application. Some of them come with a gloss top coat (which does need to be re-applied) and others with a moisturising top coat (like lip balm).

tulpe Sat 31-Oct-09 00:21:40

oh and Clinique used to do a lippy called Creamy Nude (which always made me blush when I asked for it! ). Nice neutral-ish shade and not bad for endurance either.

VerityBrulee Sat 31-Oct-09 09:48:07

I love black honey too. When it was discontinued a few years ago, I was one of those women who asked for it every time I passed a clinique counter until they gave in and brought it back!

I love sheer but not shiny or sticky, so I customise my lipstick. I use a tesco lipstick called Darling, it's a lovely pinky shade. Chop a bit off put it in a little jar, like the ones they give cosmetics samples in. Put it in the microwave for a couple of seconds, then use a toothpick to mix with vaseline or clear lip balm until you have the comsistency and look you like. Ta da.

AlaskaNebraska Sat 31-Oct-09 09:52:08

i like mac viv glam VI gloss

kando Sat 31-Oct-09 09:56:52

Not quite in the same league as other brands on the thread, but No7 do a nice "sheer" sort of range, I can't remember what it's called but the lipstick is very light with perhaps more just a "hint of colour" than full-on lipstick. JANEITE - if you are near Portsmouth/Southampton, get thee to Gunwharf Quays and the Cosmetics Store - Bobbi Brown, MAC, Estee Lauder, Clinique etc etc all at VERY reasonable prices!

SofaQueen Sat 31-Oct-09 09:57:45

Ditto MAC. They make a gloss range which is truly long-lasting. One side is a matt colour which basically gets "stuck" on your lips and lasts all day. The other side is a clear varnish to give shine. Fantastic stuff.

purplepeony Sat 31-Oct-09 10:12:36

I love Clinique Butter surge lippie or whatever it's called, in Adore you- a neutral nude pink- have bought about 4 now. It's half lippie and half gloss.

I found BB make my lips tingle. Never tried their gloss but is is expensive.

Ruby and Millie have a couple of beigse shadows that re neutral.

I have just splashed out on Christian Dior eye make up palette- 5s- in neutral shades of grey , brown, pink, and paler beige- it goes on well and last all day.

Boots No 7 have a similar trio for about £10.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Sat 31-Oct-09 14:57:12

Brilliant - thank you all. I think I will look at mac, Clinique and Ruby and Millie; then move on to Bobbie Brown if I've failed with the others. I don't shop in tesco, if I can help it and have also made a vow to not buy No 7 again as the last few things I've bought from there have been rubbish.

Does anybody rate Clarins make up? Oh and do Origins still do make up?

hercules1 Sat 31-Oct-09 15:00:24

Mac for eyeshadow.

JANEITEPatrickNormanMcHennesy Sat 31-Oct-09 15:05:12

Deffo Mac for eyeshadow! You wanna link me to colours?

TheRealMrsDanvers Sat 31-Oct-09 18:52:11

Clinique Tenderheart is very popular as it suits most people. I also rate L'Oreal, Revlon and Dior for lipsticks. I find that Lancome aren't very good as they seem to flake off easily. Clarins is ok but you can find many better brands for the same money.

JANEITEluddite Sat 31-Oct-09 23:12:46

Thank you. Will have a look at Clinique again - not bought anything there since January.

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