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Greetings and salutations!

applejack

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Hey y'all! 

I was perusing the forum on one of my days off a few weeksmonths ago, and saw a comment where someone had asked about eyeshadow application. I started firing off an answer... before I looked up and realized the post was at least four months old - if only I'd gotten over my weird forum social anxiety sooner! I scratched the post, but it's kind of hung with me since. What do!? Then I saw there were blogs. Hayyyy.

Anyway, hi. You can call me AJ. As you may have seen from the blog description, I am a Walgreens employee who, until the restructuring of the Cosmetics department, worked primarily the Cosmetics department. Up until I started working that department, I didn't give a rip about makeup. Tomboy to the fullest, I am. I like NASCAR and baseball, I never gave a shit. But, when I started working Cos, I realized that I was intrigued, and that I could give better advice to my customers if I wore makeup myself. So, I bought some inexpensive makeup, dove into YouTube tutorials, and now I wear makeup daily. I feel pretty when my face looks nice.

Since makeup and makeup skills improve the more you do them, my skills and the things I like to use have been ever evolving. Trends evolve too. But once you know the basics? You're set.

Since I am headed to work very soon, I'll start diving more into this in earnest soon. What are some things y'all would like to know? Eyeshadow seems to be a popular one, as does contouring. The basics of makeup tools? Maybe some recommendations on specific products? Buying cruelty-free on a budget? Let me know!

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Destiny

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I love makeup, but am really bad at it, so I can't wait to hear more from you!

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catlady

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i would love to know how to properly blend shadow.  my go-to method since high school (in the dark ages) has been a very light color up to the browbone, and a coordinated darker color on the lid.  i can't get a third color into the crease without it looking messy.

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Destiny

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28 minutes ago, catlady said:

i would love to know how to properly blend shadow.  my go-to method since high school (in the dark ages) has been a very light color up to the browbone, and a coordinated darker color on the lid.  i can't get a third color into the crease without it looking messy.

FWIW, and this may be the totally wrong way, I use a brush that looks like this: 

https://www.walgreens.com/store/c/e.l.f.-eye-crease-brush/ID=prod6191634-product

And just go from the inside of the eye crease to the outside corner. 

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Bethella

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How about a (very) basic routine? I'm usually up and out the door in 20-25 minutes and I don't want to add a ton of time to my morning.

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applejack

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9 hours ago, Destiny said:

I love makeup, but am really bad at it, so I can't wait to hear more from you!

Hopefully I can be useful!
 

9 hours ago, catlady said:

i would love to know how to properly blend shadow.  my go-to method since high school (in the dark ages) has been a very light color up to the browbone, and a coordinated darker color on the lid.  i can't get a third color into the crease without it looking messy.

I can definitely do that. I have hooded eyes myself, so it's been a lot of trial and error for me, but I've found a way that works for me!
 

4 hours ago, Bethella said:

How about a (very) basic routine? I'm usually up and out the door in 20-25 minutes and I don't want to add a ton of time to my morning.

Yes ma'am, I can certainly do that! I'd be happy to!

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ViolaSebastian

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Any suggestions for a drug store dupe of Clinique’s CC cream? I’m trying to pare down my make-up related expenses to a more reasonable level.

ETA: yay!! Tips for hooded eyes!!

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Carm_88

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Foundation suggestions, I am always down for that! :) But I love makeup and I'm bad at it. So anything that can make me better is a big thumbs up! 

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Jucifer

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I have hooded eyes too. :)  I try to keep up on the trends, and a popular look these days seems to be a smoky eye with dark eyeliner on the upper lid.  I don't have enough room for eyeliner there.  When I try it my whole upper eyelid disappears and it just looks wrong. :P

Any tips you have would be appreciated. :)

 

 

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