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January 3rd, 2008

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01:49 pm - Another make-up question
Ugh. I feel crappy today. Slept great but woke up with a stuffy nose and sore throat, which turned over the course of the morning into headache (specialty: sinus pain), neckache, full body ache, inability to focus, and general exhaustion. Of course, part of that could be due to the fact that my body decided I should start my period about 5 days early this cycle: i.e., TODAY. *sigh*

Back in October I asked my flist gals about mineral foundation vs. "regular" liquid foundation, and got a lot of positive responses, especially about the Physician's Formula brand. I'm ready to switch over now that the holidays have ended and I shall feel better about experimenting with new stuff.

A couple of questions:

1) I've actually found over the past couple of months (for the first time in my life) that I need to wear facial moisturizer. And being that I live in Los Angeles, one with sunscreen would be best. Anyone have a good recommendation? I'm using a sensitive skin Neutrogena sunscreen-+-moisturizers at the moment.

1a) A couple of people mentioned using the mineral powder over a tinted moisturizer. Is that just for if you've got a darker complexion or want the "sun-kissed" look? Because I am quite pale, my face never tans, and all the tinted stuff I've seen in the stores looks like it's for a darker look than I'd want.

2) I'm going to still need some kind of concealer, unless this mineral stuff works miracles and I never break out again. Anyone know if the PF concealer works well? Or of another one that might be good for me to try?

Thanks, y'all! :-)

Current Location: at work, dangnabit
Current Mood: sicksick

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Date:January 3rd, 2008 11:19 pm (UTC)
Well, my alternate universe Me, tycoon of Nanohose, has just invented Cloaking Device Makeup, best with pale, ruddy or green complexions. Hides your blemishes completely, and is totally undetectable unless you're traveling at high warp speed or are hit by an anti-proton beam. One drawback, though, is that you can't raise dress shields while the makeup is in operation.


Edited at 2008-01-03 11:21 pm (UTC)
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Date:January 4th, 2008 04:59 am (UTC)
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Date:January 4th, 2008 04:54 am (UTC)
I use Olay Complete. It feels nice and light on the skin.

There's very little likelihood that you're paler than I am, and I find that any powder that describes itself as "translucent light" works for me. Especially over a very light foundation like tinted moisturizer. For the record, Revlon's shimmer lotion is the best tinted moisturizer I've found. It's not mineral, but it shouldn't matter. "Buff love" is the shade I use. With a light dusting of powder over it, the shimmer isn't noticeable; you just look like you're glowing.
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Date:January 4th, 2008 05:01 am (UTC)
Thank you so much for the recommendations! I'm sure I'll have to do a bit of experimenting, but this seems like a good place to start. Thanks for the shimmer tip; I've always been nervous about stuff labeled that, but sounds like I needn't be.
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Date:January 4th, 2008 06:09 pm (UTC)
Hope you are not coming down with the ickiness that is afflicting everyone else right now. *sends tea*

I like Olay's moisturizer, which comes with built-in SPF something-or-other. It's nice and light and water-based. Also the light bronzer/blush/whatever that I wear (Physician's Formula) has some sun-screening properties of its own. I generally don't have to bother putting actual sunscreen lotion on my face unless I'm at the beach all day or something.
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Date:January 4th, 2008 07:36 pm (UTC)
Well, by bedtime last night I had a fever of 101. Heh. Feel a bit better this morning, but stayed home and am about to go to sleep again, I think.

*drinks tea*

(oh, hey, I just noticed that astrogirl2, who has also been watching N3 on DVD, just saw "The Janus List." Heh. She's as shocked as the rest of us.)

Thank you for the recommendation--I think I'll be buying new makeup this weekend, very exciting. :-)
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Date:January 4th, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Noooo do not be sick like me!! This vile plague is infecting everyone.

Ha. Silly writers and their Janus List. That must have been The Day Fandom Said "WTF??"

New makeup is exciting. Happy shopping!
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Date:January 4th, 2008 11:15 pm (UTC)
For the record, I was not "surprised" by the reveal, though that did not keep my jaw from dropping or me from gasping, and I did immediately start formulating "things are not always as they appear" scenarios.

At one point during the ep, I experienced what I call the Hoban Washburn Effect (if you've not seen Serenity, I won't explain it in detail. If you have, I probably don't need to explain). I had this gut reaction that, "Okay, as long as Don and Charlie come out okay, the rest of y'all are collateral damage. Well, David has been with Don since the beginning; he can come into the protective circle. But the rest of y'all? Collateral damage."

And since everything is on an indefinite hiatus, I can go back and re-watch this season on the Tivo. :-) Trust Metric is especially good.

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