There hasn't been one in a while. Talk about skin-care, hair, and makeup.
How much should I expect to spend on a good airbrush (not including the cost of the compressor)? It'd be for cosplay sfx and mostly alcohol activated paint, not regular makeup
>>10809308I... I don't think that's safe to put on your skin, right? I think a good airbrush would run you about 65-100 dollars.
>>10809311Alcohol activated makeup is literally designed to be put on skin and is a staple in the TV and film industry. I'm just tired of applying it with a sponge especially when I have a large area to cover
>>10809295you were supposed to specify that this thread is for jfash not cosplay shit. and link the cosplay help thread and the old makeup thread.
>>10809328Does it need to be not-cosplay related? Not all cosplay makeup is blue skin and sfx after all.
>>10809328It doesn't have to be for anything specific like jfash lolita cosplay or anything, its skin and hair care and no matter the context we're all trying to look our best
>>10809458>>10809477>>10809328no, you guys are new. we always have separate threads.
>>10809295What moisturizers do you all use? Cerave oddly feels like its not working, as if my skin doesn't change no matter how often I apply it.
>>10809487cerave is kind of shit, i use the illiyoon ceramide ato concentrate cream but the etude house soonjung barrier cream is similar. what else are you using?
>>10809487I love Purito dermide moisturizer
>>10809487What do you mean by change? Do you have dry skin? You might want to add something with a water texture if your skin is dehydrated
>>10809518this. we need more info desu. if it's not the moisturizer, op probably needs to use toner and a less drying cleanser.
>>10809487Cerave’s moisturizer doesn’t cut it for me either. I like this Klairs mask.
>>10809553dropped my pic
>>10809554ordered, tried, and it actually works thanks anon! feels more hydrated a few days later than months on cerave
I’m in my 30s and feel like my skin has recently changed. Like more visible texture and a little redness? Any product recommendations? I don’t really struggle with acne or anything like that. I don’t really do anything “routine” wise other than cleanse twice a day and wear moisturizer with SPF in it. Help!!
>>10811456Yay I'm glad!!! >>10811473This is natural. Prescription tretinoin can help slow the change in texture. Def pair with a good sunscreen since tret will make your skin more sensitive to the sun. Not sure about the redness.
What do you all recommend to keep skin from aging? Im only 24 but I know in order to slow wrinkles from forming, you need to start young with good skincare. What is recommended?
>>10811579moisturize, sunscreen, avoid the direct sun as much as possible, and always do the same facial treatments for your neck/chest if you expose it a lot.
Best options for covering dark circles under eyes?
>>10811757I swear by tarte shape tape concealer!!! Comes in a lot of shades and provides really good coverage and brightening for my dark circles.
>>10811579sunscreen is the most important step, also moisturize. You might want to start using tretinoin or a retinol as well.
>>10811579Use daily sunscreen and moisturiser, even when it's not super sunny. A retinoid is a good idea as well.
MY NOSE IS SO FUCKING RED ALL THE TIME!!!!!!!!!! what the fuck! what am i supposed to do!!! dry and stingy but not peely not because of alcohol or anything like that, rest of face still oily? tried every dang moisturizer i don't think *dry* is the reason it's red and stingy it feels like an unrelated problem? of a dermatological nature? i'm 23 and its' the first change i've noticed in my skin, i fucking still get horrible teenage style acne everywhere else but that's fine. i wear sunscreen 100spf hospital kind daily coz i'm an ecologist out in the field but is this irreperable sun damage? has my job ruined me of my beauty? then why don't the guys who i know don't wash their faces look more busted than me? wahhhhhhhh ;o;
>>10811966this post was typed like a total weirdo. I urge you to be normal. You do not need to type "uwu cutesy", it's 4chan.Besides that, go to a dermatologist, it sounds like textbook rosacea. You'll likely get some kind of medication.
>>10811968apologies am not used to vyvanse yet. not trying to sound cutsey, just enraged. ty
I have excoriation disorder and it’s torture. I just want clear skin. That being said, it’s a pain to cover and foundations oxidize on any blemishes I try to cover. Could an acne patch act as sort of a base for me to then cover so you can’t see the crap on my face? At a loss of what to do here.
>>10811995acne patches are safe to put makeup over. I'd recommend using them with and without makeup as well, it's good for helping acne heal/adds an extra layer to stop yourself from picking.
What are some good fungal acne / sensitive skin safe cleansers?
I've been looking for a solid retinol to use since I'm low on my current one and I'm not feeling it; I use the hydrating cleanser already but I just saw Cerave has this and I'm curious if any of you gulls have firsthand experience with it?
/fa/g reporting in, here's some stuff from our skincare generalthis is the only thread where i can actually help. everything else feels like people are speaking a foreign language here
I want to dress up as a Galo at a con next month, but I don't actually want to go hit the tanning booth for a costume. How do I, an average white guy (not pale or anything) with absolutely zero makeup experience, go about achieving a tanned look without it looking like a disaster/blackface/a combination of the two?
>>10813252then why come here. also in my experience neutrogena sunscreen is awful if you experience burning when sunscreen is near your eyes. Australian sunscreen is the best in terms of protection overall though, if you're going to spend good money on sunscreen, make it australian.>>10813538Buy some self tanner, don't do the darkest shade. Exfoliate first, and if you're not confident you can get tricky areas try asking a friend for help. That's an oversimplification but yeah.
>>10813107Why not go to a derm for retinol?
What's a solid makeup routine for men? I'm striving for male beauty, not to look like a drag queen.Additionally, how big of a difference does tretinoin make if the rest of my skincare routine's figured out?
>>10814167for tret, ask a dermatologist about it. They'll know if it'll work, and know what concentratoin you need.for men's makeup, there are few masculine male beauty gurus but ik ivan lam has some more masculine videos. use women's products (men's makeup is usually overpriced). moisturize/prime, then conceal, foundation/bb cream, contour, eyebrows (yours are likely thick so try using brow mascara instead of filling them in), finish with powder and lip balm. If you lips look pale/dark get a tinted lip balm. eyeshadow isn't really necessary but if you want it, matte only. also, mascara probably isn't necessary either.
>>10814189>yours are likely thickHow did you know?Thanks for the writeup, anon. Much appreciated.
>>10814189this is all terrible advice.
Anyone have some good whitehead solutions?I've tried some scrubs from tonymoly and a few facemasks but I've got some really stubborn ones on my forehead and dimple line :(
>>10814306if your skin isn't super sensitive i would recommend taking a hot shower and extracting them after washing your face with a cleanser. the stubborn ones won't usually go away with just a product
>>10814319you're not supposed to remove white heads you cretin.
>>10814323works great for me sorry about your face though
>>10814306Try acne patches. If you mess with whiteheads there’s a chance they spread, so don’t risk it. I still mess with whiteheads anyways because I’m a heathen, if you insist on doing so then you need to sterilize everything. Your face, any tools you use, and wash your hands. But don’t mess with them though.
>>10814336i don't have them but go off. you'll see the negative results in a few years.
>>10814359lmao extracting a whitehead every 5 years isn't gonna do shit "but go off" ugly
>>10814393NTA but look it up. It's really bad for your skin. I bet you use sugar/salt scrub.
>>10814394i don't use either but keep writing fan fiction
Recommendations on lip scrub?
>>10814356Ah, I had no idea. Thank you!
>>10813252>moisturizers>can be very dryingWhat the fuck is the purpose of it, then? Am I lacking understanding here? If it's a special-use-case formula (like using Vaseline to "moisturize"), why add it to a general product recommendations list?This list sucks, honestly. Not in an offensive way, but I disagree with a lot of the recommendations on this list. I promise there are better choices out there. Look beyond the supermarket aisles and you'll find some higher quality products.
Who or what do you gulls recommend for like the most basic, beginner info about skincare? As a teen I didn't have nearly any acne, so I just never got into it, but I'm in my 20s now and just feel the need to do something. I was thinking about korean skincare, but I'd like to do some proper research before buying expensive shit and just need a good starting point.
>>10814461And don't listen to that other anon, she probably has staph.
>>10814562Lmao jesus christ you're obsessed. Extracting a singular whitehead or two that don't go away otherwise isn't gonna damage your skin enough to ever show unless you're retarded and do it wrong. You're the type of person that takes the "don't put q-tips in your ear" advice way too seriously
>>10814571Atleast 3 people have called out your bad advice. Great, it works for you, it doesn't for most people which is why derms recommend against it. I think we'd all rather trust medical professionals over an inflammatory idiot saying "just trust". Now sit down.
>>10814572"Now sit down?" This literally would've been over several posts ago if you didn't mention me a second time. Sorry not everyone's ugly enough to know what staph is without googling it, keep projecting your freakish skin issues though
>>10814574lmao. you're so angry for someone who's ruining their skin.
>>10814575Right? She's so triggered by being wrong she's acting like an unhinged freak.
Question. I want to dye my hair red for Halloween but I just got my hair done and if it gets wet then my dreadlocks fuck up. Anyway to dye hair without ruining my locks? Need them dyed before Friday
>>10814580Cry more ugly
>>10814581Spray haircolor maybe?
>>10814600Never used it before. Is that easy to take out?
any tips on how to get those lines under Eren's eyes? i havent really used makeup much so im at a loss here.
>>10814604yeah it just washes out. I think they also sell coloured hair wax that might be easier/less messy to apply than spray colour. Both wash out in 1 wash. You can prob find the colour spray at party city/spirit halloween/other party or costume stores since halloween is coming up>>10814743eyeliner, bro
>>10814196if it's bad, then tell us what's right. This is completely solid for a light, non-feminine male makeup routine.
>>10814306wash your pillowcases/bedsheets more frequently, and if that doesn't make a difference, there are a few different courses of action depending on your skin type. I have dry skin and I've found that using toner pads helps. I use pic attached>>10814529I thought the same thing but I assumed it was because when it comes to skincare I'm a weeb/koreaboo. Of that list, only 4-5 of the things I would recommend.
What is this sort of hairstyle called, and about how long is it? I've got the rest of the cosplay all complete, I just need to finally stop being a hippie and cut my damn hair, and I figured I might as well cut it to this length rather than get a wig.
>>10815054NTA but he's going to look like a gay instahoe with that advice.
>>10815058Please get a wig, your hair won't look right no matter how you style it.
>>10815067even skin tone, clean brows, and moisturized lips. the gayest a man can look.
>>10815143Please look up the youtuber she suggested.
How do you do eyebrows for cosplays? I'm a guy with unkempt eyebrows so it might be odd to just get them done professionally, but I'm willing if it'll add to the look. I haven't heard about great success with just shaving them and drawing them on, but I've only heard that from one person.
>>10815464Look up tweasing tutorials. You can fill in any excess with a pencil. Definitely commit to practising it a bit, and know that your first time tweasing will probably be a disaster. Its okay if your brows are uneven.
>>10811757Seconding Tarte Shape Tape, but I also use a light peach corrector under it on especially bad dark circle days
>>10815464Go to a professional to get them shaped and dyed, and buy some strong hold brow gel
bb cream recs for oily skin?
>>10815728Pixi H2O skin tint is very lightweight and won’t clog pores.
>>10809295Kikumasamune skincare line is amazing! I use the high moist toner, emulsion and cream. It got rid of my post acne red marks and made my skin look very glass like. I also recommend canmake sunscreen and makeup.
>>10815751ugh that reminds me, i have big pores...
>>10815753this is drugstore cheap crap.
Getting my hair cut and permed in a few days to go as Dazai for a con, but I need more hair references. Something like picrel that's medium-length like Dazai's but doesn't fully dip into 80s rockstar territory
Any recs for a matte, non-drying, but transferproof liquid lipstick? I love how those typical K and C-beauty "velvet" lipsticks/tints look on the lips, the ones with a blurring silicone texture, but none that I've tried last long enough for me. Looking to finally try wearing reds and darker colors, now that I've gotten lip filler.
I just shaved ma beard and I'm thinkin maybe I'mma keep it shaved.What the fk do I do against the irritation. I use good razor and technique and everything but still get fucked
>>10815844who knows, i had the same issue with my legs
I saw that news about hair straightening ingredients and I see it and I understand it, but at the same time I can't contain my actual literal visceral hatred for my real hair. I genuinely feel like I'd rather die of uterine cancer than live a day with my real hair again, and this deep seated hatred is something I've had for decades.How are you other perm junkies coping? Still doing it regardless of the risk? Does the japanese hair perm carry the same risks regardless?>>10815809Etude house fixing tint is nice. I used to sort of like maybelline super stay matte ink but it's so finnicky to apply. I only apply it over etude house lip tint now for a darker gradient. For all liquid lipsticks I like to hydrate my lips beforehand (Lip balm 5-10 minutes before, exfoliate lips and then apply it) or use a lip overnight mask the day before.
>>10816255are you an idiot? the cancer warning was for relaxers. hair relaxer has different ingredients than perm/straighteners/japanese magic straightener. japanese hair type goes up to 2b at most.
>>10816257Ah, I guess I am an idiot. Thanks for clearing things up still, that calms my nerves
>>10816273sorry for snapping i just get sick of some people itt making dumb claims.
>>10815844are you using good skincare as well?
>>10815844if you have sesnsitive as fuck skin shaving will irritate it more or less. If you can shave it in single pass - you get minimal possible irritation. Which requires sharp as fuck razor. The most sharp tool you can shave with is oldschool straight razor. Are you using that one? If you use cartridges bullshit - throw that shit away and get double edge razor after learning how to shave with it and not kill yourself in the process you can proceed to straight razor. If you already use one - then shaving while hair is still very short and keepig razor sharp plus skincare appropriate for season of the year and skin type is all you can do. In the winter skin typically suffers the most.
Your favorite waterproof eyeliners available in pencil/mechanical pencil form or potted (no liquid plz)? Preferably something available in black-brown (as opposed to true black) because I feel like it looks better on my complexion. I've realized that the drugstore brand of eyeliner I've been using since middle school, is not in fact very long-wearing despite the claims on the packaging. I really liked lip ink's lash tint. It was really durable. But the only eyeliner they offer is liquid and I'm just not a fan of that look.
>>10816640I've been using waterproof liners and mascaras for as long as I can remember, thanks to my hooded eyes nothing other than waterproof lasts at all. My favorite liquid liners are the Physician's Formula Eye Booster (least waterproof out of the bunch, but never dries up), Essence Liquid Ink Waterproof, NYX Epic Wear and Clio Waterproof Brush Liner. For pencils, I like BBIA Autogel, Maybelline Tattoo Liner and the MacQueen Waterproof Gel Liner.
>>10816640>>10816645Just realized you specifically said no liquid, I need to get my eyes checked. I don't use potted gel liners anymore, but when I did, the Inglot one had great staying power and lots of fun colors to choose from. It did dry up before I could use it all, but it was nice while it lasted.
>>10816646Yeah unfortunately I can't really seem to get the hang of liquids. I'm not a fan of how sharp and graphic most liquid liner goes on either when I prefer the fuzzier look of pencils. I've had better luck with liquid liner that have a felt tip-like applicator instead of the typical brush. I actually really liked the dolly wink liquid eyeliner in brown because it was buildable and really subtle if you wanted it to be but it didn't have staying power. But I was using that years ago (like 2015) and it seems like they've changed the packaging and/or formula since then? There's something called "my best liner" that seems to have replaced the old stuff. Does anyone know if the new stuff actually waterproof/long lasting like it claims? I don't remember if the old stuff claimed to be waterproof, but in my experience it didn't last long. Pic related is the one I was using back then
>>10816660This is going to sound odd, but I got this random eyebrow pen off Aliexpress, and it works as a subtle liquid liner. It starts off transparent and you can build up the opacity, but only to a certain degree. It's super waterproof, since it acts more like a stain. The only downside is the brush is very thin, so you're going to spend a lot of time drawing your wing, unless it's tiny.
>>10816675>aliexpress makeupbig nope. please kys.
>>10816694Aliexpress resells legit Chinese brands at a markup lmao. If you're not a complete retard, you're not going to buy no name brands and get lead poisoning
>>10816645get yourself theatrical makeup fixer spray and you would be able to even bath with it on your hooded eyes w/o need to use "waterproof" liner
>>10816703>legit>chinese brandspick one and only one
>>10816703most are knockoffs lmao. it's safer to buy makeup on taobao.
Any recommended skincare routine for large pores? I fucked up and completely ignored sunscreen when I was young in a UV heavy state and am paying for it now.
>>10816640Kiss me heroine liner. I also swear by their mascara.
>>10816764>fucked up and completely ignored sunscreen when I was young in a UV heavy state and am paying for it now.Thank your mom and dad for your pores and stop blaming sun.
>>10816255I couldn't find a deep and neutral enough shade in the Etude House tint, even though it's been on my to-try list for ages, so I got the Maybelline in Voyager and it's gorgeous! I only plan on wearing red lips occasionally, so it works well enough for me. Thanks for the recommendation!
>>10813888Interesting, why would you say Australian sunscreen is the best? As an Australian living in the ozone hole state I abhor the nuclear fuckening that is many aus made sunscreen. So many eye burning pore blocking nightmares to dance between. Good for arms chest and legs mind you but face and neck? I’ve yet to find one that I can tolerate upon my face. The real irony is the majority ignore sunscreens and look like rave vegeta here until they crinkle like burnt crisps.>>10816764See a dermatologist. But I feel for you, it’s genetic lottery anonsky.>>10814743Eyeliner then use a sacrificial brush to feather itIf you have never used eyeliner I’d reccomend using some makeup remover of choice on a cotton wool ear buds to clean the mess that you will inevitably make and clean up the lines.
>>10818115seek therapy, kys-chan, this isn't good for you
>>10818217Is something wrong with you? Anon is perfectly reasonable to call out that aussie's incoherent rambling.
>>10815751Love this stuff but I wish it didn't transfer so much to masks.
I've come to accept my face for what it is despite it not being conventionally attractive. Other than a solid product routine and getting enough sleep and water, where can I look for guidance on how to work with what I've got? I'm talking makeup, hair, accessories, etc.
>>10818646At the most basic level: contouring/highlighting + hair style depending on your face shape. Also emphasizing your best face aspect (lips/eyes/cheekbones etc)
>>10818648>contouring/highlightingThis is a new term to me, I'll do some research, thank you.Regarding everything else, I don't know what works for my face shape and what my best aspects are. No one around me is good enough with words to really be able to tell me either, so I'm at a loss. Should I just go to Sephora and speak to someone or something?
>>10818664There are a lot of resources online about specific face shapes, I'm not sure how good Sephora staff are at helping you in-depth with that. My only experience with them was asking about a product but even then they weren't that eager to help extensively (I'm not from the US so I don't have a lot of experience with them). But do you have a wider face or longer face? Or round? Some hairstyles can help to visually balance like reframing the side of your face or shortening forehead space
>>10818664most major department stores with a makeup section are much much more helpful than sephora. a lot of them have complimentary beauty services as well so check them out instead. i only go to sephora when i know exactly what i'm buying.
>>10818724>But do you have a wider face or longer face? Or round?I don't know.>>10818727Do they generally help men?
>>10818732they will help men.
>>10813252>the two Japanese sunscreensSorry anon. Those are ethanol based. Most brands have it listed as the first or second ingredient. Don’t use Japanese sunscreen unless if you want dry ass skin.
>>1081875690% of sunscreen has alcohol in it. and japanese ones have more ingredients that moisturizer your skin.
>>10818785You should be using the 10% that doesn’t have ethanol obviously. Japanese sunscreen is ass even with those ingredients. Most are scented which isn’t good for the skin either.
>>10818897You're a moron.
>>10811966are you sure it ain't an allergy? not all come with sneezing
>>10818900Sure Jan. You’re still wrong.
>>10818897The alcohol in it is to help the sunscreen absorb and work better on your skin. Just because you saw on tiktok that it is bad, doesn’t mean anything. Even parabans have a purpose in products. Japanese sunscreen is better than korean
>>10809295Where the fuck do I get setting powder?? I ran out and assumed I could just pick some more up, but literally not a single makeup store I've been to has had any. t. welsh
>>10819163order it online from a makeup store like sephora or ulta. I personally use airspun which is drugstore, but higher end is probably better quality. the makeup forever setting powder is good apparently
>>10818955Putting alcohol on your hands dries them out. What in fucks name do you think it does to your face if you apply it there? Summer truly never ends here.
>>10823378Other Anon is right, a small amount helps it sink in and those products usually have extra moisturizers to counteract the alcohol, but it's not just there for no reason. I personally use the biore uv and it's excellent and not drying at all.
>>10823378are you seriously retarded?
>>10811473I'm 32 and get told I look like I'm in my 20s. Uh, I exercised and ate healthy when I was younger. I also used expensive skincare products like the Dr. Perricone stuff at Sephora before it was discontinued (I think the company was having inner conflicts and the guy took all his patented formulas to Canada or something). I switched to SkinMedica (my skin isn't so bad that I need to constantly order them).So yeah, if you have the money, derma stores have high quality skincare products for skincare needs. I use dermstore.com and haven't gone anywhere else. I don't want to risk expired products from a non-listed retail online store.There are other cheaper options listed itt but i never had to try most of them.
Oh yeah and drink plenty of water, stop drinking sodas etcDiet stuff
>>10825779>>10825780Oh yeah, I guess I should mention that I am Asian. Oily/combination skin at worse but it's not as bad as most other Asians. For one thing my nose doesn't get severely oily because I managed to control that.I also have some dark circles under my eyes but they were fading when i used a trial sample of emepelle eye cream. Fortunately the eye cream is not something that I have to splurge on right now and I have concealer.
I'm pale w/ a tendency towards really reddish or even purplish scarring that takes months or years to fade. This has been true of my acne, any injuries/scrapes/etc, and, most frustratingly, every piercing I've ever had except my earlobes.Any product or method recommendations to speed up that fading process? Especially for the acne and the piercing scars.* I've tried a silicone gel, and later Vitamin E oil, to no success.*It's definitely not inflammation or an infection, my piercings are completely healed, but the scar from the initial rough healing period remains.
>tfw beginner newlita>never into makeup beforeWhat’s a good makeup starter kit for a sweet lolita with an unfortunate face? Is there anyone out there that sells one like in a lucky pack or something? The actual application is nbd since you can always look up makeup tutorials on YouTube but what are the “brand” items that best achieve and contour a fugly face for sweet?Basically I’m looking for a pack that contains:- Foundation - Concealer - Powder- Eyeshadow and Mascara- BlushOr just a general list of brands that Sweets tend to use.
>>10827015are you the ugly bitch from the AP thread?
>>10827015Don't forget a primer. Before you jump onto the makeup bandwagon you should invest in decent skincare too so that you don't get breakouts.
>>10827015male hands typed this post
>>10827068nah, it's that ugly autist from the AP thread.
>>10827015No amount of makeup will fix your Y chromosome.
>>10827015You're really out of touch on makeup. It's not as much about "which brand do sweet Lolitas use", it's mostly about application. Literally any half decent stuff will do. ColourPop and NYX can be your bottom barrel but good enough stuff, and then just go up from there in price/quality. Just Google tutorials and get whatever you want.
>>10827017>>10827081Are you fat? You sound fat. Better to be ugly than fat, roastie.
>>10827081>>10827017kek who? post to the farms please
>>10827081Nope , 100% a moid.
Recently tried the inkey list and i 100% recommend it. The packaging is criminally small but it's cheap so it cancels out. If anyone has problems with texture and a bit of acne then try it out.
I decided to get the Missha Red Algae line, what am I in for? Do I need to use all 4 products (essence, serum, lotion, AND cream)?
>>10827015Post your face so we can see
>>10827208yes. all the products are designed to work together and you layer them so they work more efficiently. >inb4 someone says you don't need all of them and it's just marketing
How do I make my legs look better? I epilate them to get rid of the hair and I do exfoliate but I still get ingrown hairs. I hate it. I miss wearing short socks with lighter coords but my legs look terrible.
>>10827416Don't bother with bare skin. Get some nice stockings in your color.
>>10827421this shit is why we need separate jfash and cosplay makeup threads.
>>10827416As a fellow strawberry legs sufferer, I hear a lot of people suggest: dry exfoliation, a specific shave routine (exfoliation with scrub, then sharp high quality razer, then chemical toner, then lotion and covering with warm pants), or products like KP's body scrub (or anything that targets "keratosis pilaris" which is the real name for strawberry legs), some of the The Ordinary's products, etc. etc. Some people will even airbrush foundation on their legs. I personally haven't tried anything long enough to find success. I kind of just ignore it and try not to hate my body so much desu
>>10827416The Ordinary glycolic acid toner saved both my armpits and my legs. It's super affordable compared to other options and it's the most effective. It's good you are exfoliating your legs but chemical exfoliation is better than physical exfoliating, that's why I love that toner. Never had prettier legs and my armpits would sell on OF if I wanted to
>>10827526>>10827647Thank you for the input, gulls! I don't think I could ever see myself airbrushing my legs with foundation, but chemical exfoliation sounds like a great idea lol. I've tried using the same chemical exfoliant I use for my face and bikini area for my legs (AHA/BHA toner from Cosrx) but I didn't see much of a difference. I'll buy a bottle of the glycolic acid toner and hopefully it'll do me better.
Any skincare brand recommendations that have products with short(ish) INCI list? Korean, Japanese or European preferably
After neeting it out for years i got a proper job so need some tutorials to learn the basics of make up and hair.
>>10827526Keratosis pilaris and strawberry legs aren't the same at all. Strawberry legs happens because when you shave, you're only taking the hair above the skin, and you can still where it's cut off, essentially, especially for pale folks with dark hair. Keratosis pilaris is excess keratin in the skin that creates bumps where hair follicles are, most commonly on upper arms and thighs.
Any good guides for contouring for crossplay? I want to cosplay as Astolfo (male), but I want to actually look decent, so trying to practice my makeup earlier on.Also, should I get my eyebrows professionally done or just try to do it myself
>>10828721If you havent done your brows before, get them done professionally. Look up makeup tutorials directed at MtFs for feminizing your face.SKJKWS
>>10809487Cerave broke me out constantly, I'm using the Equate version of Cetaphil and it's so much better.
>>10813252>mfw I'm using at least one from every category before seeing this graphic
>>10814319>willing putting hot water anywhere near your faceW H E W
>>10816764so a lot of that may come from inflammation, try eating anti-inflammatory foods and probiotics and see if it makes a difference
>>10828764Are you one of those greasy people who only washes themselves when it rains or something?
>>10829635huh?? hot water is very drying for your skin, especially your face, so it's best to use cool or lukewarm at the hottest.
>>10830312it's even worse for sensitive skin.
Is there any point to using a cleanser after I shower if I also shave when I shower or is the cleanser going to just be for before bed?
>>10809295Does anyone know how to naturally get rid of acne scarring? The sides of my cheeks are all scarred bc I picked at my acne all the time in middle school despite the warningsI could probably use foundation or concealer to cover it up, but foundation usually looks terrible irl and I'd rather not mess with my skin by putting makeup on it. Basically, I want to know if there's a way I can actually get rid of the scarring and not just cover it upIdk if this is important but in the morning I use Cetaphil facial cleanser, 1% clindamycin topical solution, and CeraVe AM moisturizer with SPF 30. At night I do the same but with CeraVe PM and add 0.05% tretinoin. Currently I only use the tretinoin every other night because I just switched from 0.025% so I'm still building up a tolerance to the 0.05%. Also, I change my pillowcase every night before bed
Does anybody have any tips for someone with a babyface to use makeup to look older? I'm 20 and still have people constantly mistaking me for a young teenager, it didn't bother me when I was an actual teenager but i'm getting tired of it. What can I do to look older? I've tried winged eyeliner and a smokey eye, but i have really round eyes and i don't wear much black, so it dosent really flatter me. What should I try? I just want to feel sexy.
Maybe try face contouring? Idk much about contouring but I know a lot people use it to make their facial structure look different
>>10830880thats a really good idea! thanks anon, ill try. it would be nice to look like i have cheekbones
>>10830868look into a microdermabrasion or laser skin treatments. and consider using an spf 50
Need makeup to put on my face that will have no risk of coming off on my outfits, and will stay put in extreme heat/sweatSpecially black lines on my jaw for Qrow's beard, and. Blueish lines on my face for Wazukyans warpaint looking stuff.Just explain it to me like I'm retarded if I need special pre or post coat stuff, or special remover for after.
>>10811966Wish shit skin fags would realize that most of their problems would go away with proper diet and exercise.Tell me you're a vegan or goyslop consumer without telling me.
>>10809295how do i get lessen tired looking eyes?
>>10830889No problem! Happy to help :)
>>10830890I've gotten microdermabrasions in the past and they helped a bit, but not enough. Just spoke with my dermatologist and she recommended microneedling + chemical peels, but those are expensive as fuck and I'd have to get multiple for my skin to become completely clear. FML...
How do you know what your skin problems are / what is causing your acne? How do you determine if its hormonal, oily skin, and/or diet?
>>10831567Go to dermatologist.
>>10826974vitamin c, retinol, azelaic acidyou can use strong vitamin c as a spot treatment if your skin is sensitive>>10830750it depends on the cleanser, the more stripping ones should be used only once a day, but a mild one can be used after shaving as well.>>10831567the correlation between diet and acne hasn't been studied that well and the research has yielded to poor results. generally, hormonal acne is mainly on your jawline and can hurt and cause cysts. acne caused by oily skin is more similar to teenage acne where you have whiteheads mostly on the t-zone and cheeks. establishing the cause of your acne is more of a process of elimination and one consultation with a doctor won't clear all your doubts, but it can lead in the right direction. a lot of medicaments like adapalene or benzoyl peroxide can have good performance regardless the source of the acne.
Which foundation do you use for the body color?
When styling your hair, do you usually use a straightener + hair spray? I use no styling products or appliances and my hair looks great when I leave the house, but if I'm outdoors and have to deal with the wind then my bangs get all fucked up. I'm wondering if it's time to invest in a hair straightener.Also, is it really a bad idea to wear my natural hair with lolita? I don't wear anything OTT so I've never found a reason to invest in wigs.
>>10832438I have wavy hair and only straighten my bangs, I think it's fine as long as it's styled nicely. I also live in a really windy area so I carry a comb in my purse to fix my bangs up throughout the day.
Any suggestions to get rid the eye tags around theeyes? It's literally hanging around my eyelids and even aroun my eyelashes...
>>10830877As someone with also a baby face and round eyes, I suggest trying out tight-lining your eyes. (eyeliner on the waterline), if it looks too weird with black eyeliner, try colors like brown/grey/etc., so that it doesn't look quite as emo. Contouring your jaw line and cheek bones helps a bit. If you do a winged eye, I would suggest trying to point the wing a little more down than up. (but not fully down unless you like that look) I'd also suggest making your eyebrows a bit bolder looking. I prefer to use eyebrow mascara mostly, but focus more on brushing them up than to the side, and then kinda fill it in with pencil or something. It's a little hard to give specific advice without seeing the individual though, so sorry if this isn't super helpful!
>>10809295I have a US friend who wants to start a skin care routine. I'm not really familiar with this vocabulary (ESL), and I'm not an expert by myself. Any suggestions of what we can buy from Amazon for a quick start? I'm thinking of telling her to get micellar water, a moisturizer and a sunlight protector, by I know nothing about US brands. Any help is appreciated!
All my young adult life I thought i had hair stubble along my face and my nosebut turns out these are black headsany quick way to just rip them out? I heard some sticky charcoal mask works but is there something less painful than essentially waxing them off?
>>10836930They're not blackheads, they're sebaceous filaments. And ripping them out is literally what pore strips are for but those notoriously make them worse the more you use them. Just use retinols or chemical exfoliants
>>10836930Why do you think you have blackheads on those areas? Have you seen a dermatologist or esthetician? You might want to at a minimum speak to your GP if you are dealing with a consistent skin disturbance like this. While waiting to talk to someone about this you may wish to try regularly changing your pillow cases, using a mild AHA-BHA cleanser and remember to always wash your hands before applying skincare or makeup. Please reach out to a doctor about your issue. If you really have that many consistent blackeads it could be an indicator of a deeper issue.
>>10836930Get a gentle oil cleanser or a cleansing balm (I use the Hada Labo cleanser, but people also like the softymo speedy cleanser), warm it in your hands for a short time, then apply to your face like a mask. Massage it in for at least 5 minutes, especially around where your skin is more clogged. Let it sit for like 10 minutes then massage for another 5 minutes then rinse off. You might start feeling tiny little grains on your fingers when you're massaging, that's the debris or sebaceous filmaments being "pulled out". Pretty gross but nothing else has kept my pores clear, even with regular chemical exfoliant. I do this every few days.
Has anyone with oily skin ever tried using the jamsu method? Is it just as effective if I use a cold spray bottle of water instead of dunking my face in a bowl of ice water?
I have kind of long-ass hair. And to be honest, I don't take care of it like I should, it's probably fucked up by now.The issue: I'm torn on if I want to get it cut or not. Pros:>Easier to maintain.>Wigs for cosplay would be easier now.Cons: >Had long hair for years, feels like I'm cutting a big chunk of identity off.I don't know, any advice?
>>10837477Take advantage of the opportunity to be a brand new, fresher person. I know it's scary but I really do suggest it, especially if you're not the type to take care of your long hair. Do it! I think you'll feel better.
>>10813252>no softymo cleanser
>>10837477How can it be a part of your identity when you cant even bother to take care of it?
>>10837586maybe anon's identity is deranged horse girl.
>>10827647I'm glad I finally found this post again. Ntayrt but I tried this out and it's been working famously, thanks for the tip!
umm... help?what the fuck is this?
>>10838543it's a pimple you retard. cystic acne, look it up.
>>10831567If you're female, hormonal acne will change with your cycle. If it's oily skin, your skin feels oily and you will probably have good success with things like changing pillow case more frequently, skincare routine etc (note: skin can be oily-but-actually-dry if you strip it off too much with cleansers and don't moisturise properly). If it's dietary, you'll know as soon as you change your diet. Trial and error, a derm doesn't actually know the difference they just ask you what you've tried and put two and two together for you...or will trial you on a bunch of things as a process of elimination. So unless your acne is all cystic and clearly going to need isotretinoin then the dermatologist does not need to be your first starting point.
>>10838543You're probably used to seeing whiteheads. This is also a pimple, but the pus is deep in the skin. It's not ready to be popped yet. Just keep the area clean and wait for it to come to the surface.
Are there certain people/faces where blush simply doesnt suit them?Ive tried every blush style imagineable and they look like dogshit on my cheeks. I end up just using blush under my eyes like I see in anime a lot recently
>>10838739you're not ever supposed to pop them, retard, that's how they leave scars.
>>10838543a greasy old moid?
>>10838783You can disinfect, lance and drain with minimal to no scarring if you do it correctly. You do not use your nails though. The big painful ones, if you just let them be, can take months to disappear on their own. They're not only really annoying and painful, they can also get infected and grow into a bigger problem.
>>10838747Make sure to try different colors too, I thought I just couldn't wear blush until I found an orangey brown shade that looked really natural on me
>>10838747Blush is often complicated to get right on your own as it's "3D" sculting stuff and some face shapes require to be able to see the side of the face that mirror not always do the justice. So yes, it might be very hard. It's hard to give general advices as there is too many factors that affect final result and there are many variations in facial features dependent on for example your ethnic background so charts presenting "tips" like "if you have oblong face do blush this way" are not universal.
I've been getting acne on my chin and jawline recently when I typically don't get much in these areas. I've been good about changing my pillow case, but it hasn't helped. I'm thinking it may be hormonal as I switched birth control recently. I don't know what to do about it. My skin was looking mostly clear before. None of my regular products are doing much.
>>10839198I'm sorry anon but chin and jawline acne is usually hormonal. But it's always best to just go to your dermatologist first
>>10839198Probably hormonal if you just went off the pill. There's not a whole lot you can do without medication like spironolactone. Tretinoin can help.
Someone please tell me they know a good eyebrow stamp/stencil kit. I want the best one that's going to make my eyebrows look fierce.
>>10839997you'll get good eyebrows by learning how to draw them on yourself or tweezing the existing hairs and using a tinted gel. no stencil will have a shape that suits you and your particular bone structure. tldr? l2 makeup
Are there any benefits of tretioin vs higher dose plain retinol?
>>10841310the active in tretinoin is synthesized vitamin a (like accutane). it's used for severe acne and works faster, but is more aggressive and will cause drying and flaking of the skin during usage and a purge period where you'll look demonic then get beautiful. a dermatologist will prescribe it before accutane to help treat more serious acne. retinols are useful for both anti aging and acne, and the active ingredient works slower. it's gentler on the skin because of this and lower concentrations can be used on undereyes. if you have serious persisting skin issues i'd recommend trying tret or a course of accutane if possible in your country, i used to have terrible cystic acne and now people regularly compliment my complexion. sorry to ramble, ganbatte nonny
>>10838747Yup. Some people just look weird. But you might be ok with highlight/contour
>>10837648I fucking wheezed at this. >>10837586AYRT: a lot of people have said how pretty my hair is for years (even recently); that and low self-esteem kind of fucked with me mentally. Makes me feel like lopping it off would make me look... well, not hideous (I'd hope), but definitely less pretty in the long-term.Doesn't help that I've only ever gone from long to short once in my life, as a kid. I've only done trims other than that, and kind of dropped a lot of the maintenance when the pandemic smacked everything.
>>10840002>tweezingAnon it’s not 1998 anymore. Tweezing can cause the hair to stop growing back. Use a face razor to groom eyebrows.
>>10841784if you want to go shorter you should pick a shorter hair style that you love and fits your face shape, and then just go for it. If you don't end up loving it you can always style it differently.
>>10841791that's a fair point. i learned from my older sisters and we all have super thick eyebrows. i only tweeze the ones that grow way above or below my natural shape but one of my sisters has no eyebrows now due to over-plucking so definitely exercise restraint
>>10841791anon, most people want the hairs they're shaving to not grow back.
>>10841924eyebrow shaving is meant to be temporary. People who never want (certain) eyebrow hairs again will pluck or wax or thread them. Most people know this can prevent them from growing back if you do it often enough. Some people want to temporary remove hairs without that risk, so they choose to shave. Shaving is a good option if you want to try different eyebrows shapes in the future. Eyebrow trends come and go.
>>10841937yes but anon said it's not 1998 anymore which implies no one does it, which is incorrect.
>>10841948yep you're right, threading is still very popular.
>>10841791I've been tweezing my eyebrow hairs since I was 10 and I can assure you these fuckers still keep coming back
>>10841974Can anyone help explain this? I have this issue too. I keep plucking hairs I want gone permanently but they grow back anyway, but I know that for some people plucking can lead to permanent lack of hair growth in the plucked area.
>>10841979well for one it's mostly waxing, not tweezing, though it can happen from tweezing also, just less common and often isn't permanent. what happens is removing the entire hair damages the hair follicle root over time so hair becomes thinner as the follicle root becomes smaller, and may eventually disappear. often times it will repair itself and the hair will grow back, still thinner and slower though. it's not guaranteed though, so it's better to do IPL treatments that burns the follicle root and keeps it from repairing itself.
>>10841986IPL treatments don't do that. You're thinking of electrolysis
>>10841987incorrect, it's both. please research. ipl burns the entire hair down to the follicle root.
What kind of makeup I can use to slightly age my skin so it'd look like middle-aged character's?
Are there any makeup tips for people with ungodly huge noses? Not interested in plastic surgery but I feel like I can’t do different things and definitely can’t contour my face as much because my features are too distinct to be so malleable.
>>10813252lrp enthelios sucks major ass, i've never tried a worst sunscreen before
>>10841979Its called genetics
>>10844223Get a nose job your nose will only get bigger as you grow older
>>10843461contouring is your friend - darken face in strategic spots to get sharper "aged" facial features.
Please remember to check if what you're using his been tested. I know a skin disease doctor, and he told me, that half of his patients wouldn't be there if they wouldn't use cheap chemicals on their face.
This character has a single long eyelash, colored pink.1. Is there such thing as a "colored mascara"?2. Do I:- Cut a falsie, color it pink, and stick it on the outside of my eye, with the rest of my eyelash being normal mascara/falsie,- Apply the "colored mascara" on the final eyelash on each eye, or- Simply do nothing?
>>10845540> there is colored mascara but you also need primer for it to show up> there are tutorials on coloring falsies> buy a set of individual lashes off amazon, color one pink, stick it on top of your other falsies
Apologies if this comes off as a dumbass question. I’m a dude and I’ve never bought eyeliner. Planning to do pic related.Is there a brand of eyeliner that’s cheap/easy enough to find that won’t suck? I dunno shit about makeup so I’m mostly just trying to avoid any obvious problems
>>10845621essence has a bunch of cheap eyeliners that do well enough, idk if theyre avail where you are but theyre like 2 bucks at a drugstore here.
>>10845647I’ll give them a shot. Thanks.
>>10845621This seems like you might want to do a bit of tightlining (when you put eyeliner on the waterline instead of on the eyelid), so you might want to do something like wet n wilds breakup proof liner- its like 3 bucks. depending on how sharp you want that wing eye to be, you may also want to try different liners for different parts of the makeup- I find its easier to make a wing with liquid liner, so ill use the pencil for tightlining on top and creating a "smudgy" line then switch to liquid liner to do a sharper wing. I know it sounds complex but its quite approachable, I promise.
>>10845448What part of “not interested in plastic surgery” didn’t get through your thick skull
Is doing masks too often harmful? I keep finding mixed information about it. I started suddenly having pimples and redness in late 20s while I have always had clear skin before, panicked and started doing clay facemasks and using diluted tea tree oil every day in addition to usual moisturizing cream. After few weeks of this my skin is almost back to normal but its more sensitive and I get rashes if my face touches fabric. Did I mess up?
>>10845921It really depends on the ingredients. Some sheet masks are made for daily use. I don't know how that is with clay masks but recommendations are usually to not do them more than once a week. Clay and tea tree oil can be too aggressive if overused.
>>10845921You do clay masks every day? That's got to be so damaging for your skins moisture barrier. It's not normal for your skin to become incredibly sensitive like that. You should stop. Do you have a cleanser and moisturizer that work well for your face? Keep in mind with age your skin type can also change. If you're getting acne that doesn't respond to aha and bha treatments or other acne related treatments after 6ish weeks it might be a sign that it's something a bit more complicated. Do not overuse products like clay masks.
>>10845921you overdid it
>>10846012>>10845957>>10845928Thanks for the thoughts/info, I'll take it easier with the masks and oil
>>10845540Yeah, recently there's been some pink mascaras that work. Essence is one I picked up recently. I hate to say it, but the last one I picked up worked so much better even sans primer, but it was... like a NYC Halloween release or something. I have heard Dark Star is amazing, but I myself have never used it. The essence one does seem to require primer to really show at the base.
>>10846082Clay will explain the redness, but you said that's what's been getting rid of the acne, huh? If it's an acne vulgaris infection you picked up, that would explain the masks helping, but either just your body eradicating it on its own or even medication might help. Some doctors will give you an antibiotic depending on the circumstances. Most jump toward hormonal, but it could've been maybe you just never had an actual acne infection before. Have you been stressed? Stress will make you susceptible to infection. Also, if you got a little container or bag or way to keep your clay mask away from air, you can take a little dab of it and apply it overnight as a spot treatment on the sores versus your whole face and reap the same benefits minus drying all your skin out.
>>10845921get a cleanser(face wash) that contains clay, rather than doing a daily mask. clay masks are meant for 2 days a week MAX. i'm allergic to tea tree oil so i can't really weigh in on it other than it's very harsh from what i've heard. the clay is probably getting rid of the acne since you're just stripping all the oils from your skin, which is a bigger problem.
>>10811588>>10811812>>10811847This may seem retarded but, are you supposed to always put sunscreen on as part of the routine or only when you leave the house ? I spend 90% of my time in front of the screen anyway
>>10846353nah u should be fine not wearing spf if ur mostly indoors :D but do put it on when u do decide to go out!
>>10845921I know other anons weighed in, but tea tree really helps my acne but I find it can be irritating. You may try using it every other day or go to even just twice a week. You could also try using a product that has less tea tree oil in it. Keep in mind some animals are deathly allergic to it if you have pets. Clay can be really drying so you might just be drying your skin out too much. When I first started getting acne really badly I washed my face way too much and it made it worse so you don't want to be too aggressive towards acne sometimes. You might try getting a gentle face wash with no active ingredients and try alternating it with your tea tree one. Either every other day or one in the morning and the other at night. Also if you really overdid it you may need to just not do anything to your skin for a while or just stick with a gentle face wash and moisturizer. I had an allergic reaction once so badly that all I could put on my face was Vaseline for a month. Be careful.
How would you match your eyebrow color to your wig color?inb4 conceal the eyebrows and draw over them
>>10847045I hate concealing my brows, so I opt for the white cream shadow + color of choice powder eyeshadow method. I feel like it looks more natural since your hair is still fluffy and visible. The only downside though is that the cream gets on your skin too so it makes your brows look kind of blocky. I'm sure there's a way around that. For now, I've just been using a wet wipe to really shape the brows before adding color.
>>10847046I too, also hate concealing eyebrows.I remember someone else I used to know suggesting me to use Nyx eyebrow primer and applying eyeshadow over your eyebrow. Not sure if that even works, since I never tried it.
>>10847045desu i do the whole gluestick thing then draw them back with eyeshadow lmfao
>>10809295honestly you girls are pretty enough without makeup, hair, or skinwish I had a skeletal gf, nothing but magically-animated bones
Bought mounjaro on the black market, lost 30 lbs so far and can wear lolita so much easier. God I'm happy.
>>10847086Good for you anon!
Now that Ladurée discontinued their Les Merveilleuses makeup line, what alternatives are there for them? Like specifically makeup with cute packaging that's not piss poor quality. I'm a lifestyler so I want cute stuff for my vanity.
Does anyone have recommendations for lip oil? I'm trying aim for clear + not a sticky mess when it comes to consistency. I'm about to fall for the Dior meme but I heard it's sticky as fuck.
So, you know cosplayers sometimes try to draw bottom eyeliner "to make the eyes look bigger" and "to reshape the eyes"1. Does it make sense? Does it even look good? If it is not, then what other alternative that can be done?2. Is it feasible using something other than black, liquid pen liner?
>>10847206flower knows, florasis
Is achieving beauty possible as a male through makeup if my face is a 5/10 or will I have to resort to plastic surgery to be attractive?I just got home from a convention and the overwhelming despair at how much more attractive other people looked than me has me eager to take action.
Is there any way to deal with smile lines or am I screwed? I'm also considering plastic surgery for other parts of my face but the recovery sounds like something out of a horror movie.
>>10848832Honestly the biggest thing for improving your looks is personal grooming. So many men are disgusting greasemonsters that if you shower daily, have a skincare routine, work out, drink a shitton of water and lots of fruit+veg, and wear deodorant and nice cologne you're ahead of the curve of a huge portion of dudes your age.For makeup, you'll need a concealer, eyebrow gel (clear or something that matches your hair color), lip balm (tinted or not), and lengthening mascara.Also, I'm sure you're probably at least fairly average. Hot people go to cons to show off that they're hot, there's gonna be more attractive people than in the regular population.
>>10848903>eyebrow gelI've never heard of this, what's the use case? Would I do this in combination with eyebrow threading if I already do that?>concealerThis is something I've never been sure on, though following more tutorials is surely the answer. I already use https://www.australiangold.com/shop/product-line/botanical/botanical-spf-50-tinted-face-sunscreen-lotion-fair-to-light and it does seem to hide some of the redness on my face, but I'm not sure if it also acts as a foundation? I had a female friend help and her sunblock worked as... something, but I don't remember.>Also, I'm sure you're probably at least fairly averageThat's very kind of you, but these cons always make me feel as though I'm in the bottom 10% of the attendees. I don't feel like anything I do with my hair or style works.
>Almost 27>Just now starting to get into skincare stuffIs it too late for my skin?
>>10848932Eyebrow gel is basically just mascara for your eyebrow hairs. It keeps them smooth and groomed. If you're getting your eyebrows threaded that'll be perfect. Glossier is a brand that has a good brow gel in a few different colors.I say use just some concealer because just concealing tends to be more "approachable" for daily wear than foundation. Tinted sunscreens are great if it's working for you though.
>>10848962Thank you for the advice. Would I use the tinted sunscreen instead of concealer? Does concealer and foundation get used together in special occasions? I realize most of these questions can likely just be answered via YT tutorials.
>>10849005Concealer is for hiding blemishes/imperfections and lifting/brightening your face shapeI recommend skimming through this video as it explains each stephttps://youtu.be/CdQiOP_tn1Q>Would I use tinted sunscreen instead of concealer? Tinted sunscreen can replace foundation, concealer focuses on specific spots while tinted sunscreen & foundation covers your entire face.>Does concealer and foundation get used together in special occasionsIt's quite common to use foundation and concealer together.
>>10849015Great video, thank you. As a male with darker facial hair, in addition to around my eyes, would I also want to use concealer on where my stubble is? Even after I shave, I've got noticeable hair and want to go for an ultra close shave look.From what I can piece together, my daily routine would be 1. Skincare routine2. Tinted Sunscreen(acts as a foundation too apparently)3. Concealer(eyes and maybe stubble?)4. Lip balmAll while continuing to get my eyebrows threaded.I wasn't sure about blush, bronze, eyelash curling, mascara, or highlighter. I'm confident in my masculinity and sexuality, I just want to be a more traditionally beautiful male without looking like a drag queen.
>>10848956Things can always get worse. Even if it's too late for you to salvage your good looks, look around you and realize how much worse it will get. By starting now, you can at least delay that.
>>10849566Understood, thank you. I live in Japan so finding some of these products is a bitch (and the prices for some suck), though I found a place selling Tretinoin. Which should I get? Do I need to start weak or can I just go to the .1%? And this is used in place of Retinol right?
>>10849601>in japan where cheap skincare is easy to find>using shitty western products that westerners have to deal with because there are no good skincare products stop
>>10849608I don't know what good skincare products there are, let alone for Japanese ones when all the guides here are based on Western markets. I just found out about all this last week, please be merciful.
>>10849609honestly all the guides are trash.
>>10849609Check out r/AsianBeauty
>>10849144I think the most you would do is maybe some highlighter but in a more matte shade so it isn't obviously "makeup", in the same way "natural/no-makeup" makeup looks are designed to subtly make people look better
this shit smells amazing and leaves my lips looking really nice without it looking like i'm actually wearing anything on them (i'm not the type of guy to care about that but i feel more confident when i come off as "natural")it's somehow comically bad at actually moisturizing my lips though, i swear that they get more cracked and dry than they were before i put it on. it feels horrible on the skin too and i genuinely can't tell if i'm autistic and have some hypersensitivity to this or if good lip balm is supposed to "melt" into your skin like how sunscreen and moisturizer doesthat being said i put some on my cheekbones on a whim and it made me realize how much it does wondersnfor when i'm looking tired or want to give off those suntanned sporty vibes so i guess i'll be getting myself actual blush now
>>10854138forgot the pichonestly fuck this thing, it's this close to being good but it genuinely feels like i'm smearing wax over myself
>>10854138Most lip balms are made with really drying ingredients in the so they're essentially addictive and you'll have to continually use and purchase the product, but if it works nicely as a blush for you I see no reason to stop using it
>>10854148the color is amazing! but similarly to how it sits on my lips it just stays there instead of blending in with the skin and it smears easily...it's a shame, i have to take some time off and ask for help at a local store or something. on my skintone pink would just look awful, i'm aiming for red coral
>>10854139most lip balms are occlusives, meaning they keep moisture in. They won't help if you don't have moisture to retain. 1. Drink more water2. use your normal face moisturizer and sunscreen on your lips 3. try lip basting twice a week (look up tutorials) Additionally to that, I find that what helps me more than just balm is plain jojoba oil. I rub it on my lips, let it soak in, then use a thin layer of the balm as my occlusive.
>>10849144maybe instead of close shave you could wax if you're comfortable with it? Hard wax is recommended for face/bikini and is generally less painful than soft wax (the premade strips). going really hard on beard stubble concealer can make you look cakey, but if it works for you it works for you.
>>10854148>Most lip balms are made with really drying ingredients in the so they're essentially addictive and you'll have to continually use and purchase the productThat's not how it works. Your lips get conditioned to having moisture all the time so you need to ween them off of having it. The same thing would happen if you put olive or coconut oil on them every day. They're not filled with secret drying ingredients.
Found this YouTube and thought I would share it here. It is really great for breaking down more complicated techniques and showing you why to use them for what situation.I think I'm finally starting to understand contouring properly.Figured it would be helpful to all the people asking how to get started here.https://youtube.com/@dearpeachie
There's a problem I've been having for a while now with my hair:It seems that using a lot of shampoo is the only thing that gives it enough volume, but it has the drawback of making it dry and coarse. But then if I use enough conditioner to get the smooth, shiny texture that I want, it kills the volume. It seems like there's no way to get both the right amount of volume and the right amount of smoothness. I've tried sea salt spray and leave-in conditioner to adjust it more after getting out of the shower if it comes out too flat or too dry (respectively). It's helped some, but still hasn't quite solved my problem. Any other ideas?
Anyone know of any good dyes for darkening eyebrows that look natural on blondes?
>>10855305There's a lash and eyebrow dye brand called "refectocil", they have a lot of colors. Their "blonde" actually lightens brows and can be used to bleach brows before giving them a fun color (like blue, green, etc). Their lightest natural color is a light brown which I've used and looks natural on me. I'm a dark blonde with white eyebrows. You can control the darkness of the result by cutting the dyeing time in half (for a lighter result).If you're not in europe you might not be able to get this brand but I'm sure there are local brands that do the exact same. Search for something like this in your local beauty supply store.
any tips for acne scarring? ive managed to get rid ofmy acne at the cost of red acne scars .. it looks like i still have it if you look from afar :( i know vit c is supposed to help , ive been using the pixi vit c toner for months but so far its just crickets
>>10815773i think its a little too curly for dazai , maybe try slighlty looser waves?
>>10813252Looking over this list and seeing some of the responses that it's not great, what are some recs here you'd recommend for skincare routine? I'm in my mid-30's and I know my needs are different now. I've been doing the same basic bitch Proactive style routine for years.