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    [โ€“] Brown smokey eyes & nude lipโ€”CCW on how to make my eyes look like they're same shape! throwaway83262804 0 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    Not trying to be at all rude but when you aren't exactly face on and your head is tilted it's hard to see if all your work to make them look the same actually paid off, and makes it hard to actually offer any suggestions for any type of improvement.

    I have the same issue, my eyes are also two different shapes and the shape causes one Eyebrow to be higher than others. And I always take pictures exactly the way this picture is posed because it is the most flattering and hides those imperfections. I'd suggest a more normal angle if you do want feedback

    [โ€“] I ๐Ÿ’…๐Ÿผonly ๐Ÿ‘„use ๐Ÿ’filters๐Ÿ‘‘ on ๐Ÿ’boyfie ๐Ÿ™…โ€โ™‚๏ธ throwaway83262804 53 points ago in muacirclejerk

    Srs some Facebook random from a makeup group. I love the group because there's tons of great conversation and some awesome work, but then there's this crap. Tons of edited photos

    [โ€“] What is this "illuminating brush" for? throwaway83262804 2 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    Right! As soon as I took it out of the box I said this can't be for highlighting... I know some people apply illuminating powder all over their face, though, but that's not me. That's the second time bronzers been mentioned, I think I will see how it does with a bronzer today.

    I have a lot of brushes but I'm not very knowledgeable, still learning, but I think it's kind of dense. More dense than the RT blush brush but less dense than my foundation brushes.

    [โ€“] What is this "illuminating brush" for? throwaway83262804 1 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    What! Omg thank you so much for commenting. I always wondered if that was the case but could find no corroboration. Plus, my thought was its "Max Studio" and they're "Maxx" so it always threw me off. This has been bugging me for a long time.

    [โ€“] What is this "illuminating brush" for? throwaway83262804 1 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    Haha! I thought highlight but it's just so big! Thanks for answering. Maybe I will try it for my bronzer.

    [โ€“] What is this "illuminating brush" for? throwaway83262804 2 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    Does anyone know what this brush is for? As you can see in the picture it says it is an illuminating brush from the brand "Urban Glow." Pictured next to the real techniques blush brush for perspective. I have googled it in the past and couldn't find anything on them except pics on Pinterest and people selling them on Poshmark.

    I just googled again and found results from Ulta, apparently they are no longer available and are from an Urban Decay line... does anyone know about this? I feel like there would be more out there since it's a very popular brand.

    What in the world do I use this brush for? Googling "illuminating brush" all the pictures that come up are different. What could this be used for?

    Also while on the subject of brushes, has anyone heard of the brand "Max Studio" for brushes? This is another brand I can't find anything on except one review of one brush! I can't even find the actual company. Anybody know where these come from and anything about the quality?

    [โ€“] New to the more intricate eye looks, looking for CC throwaway83262804 2 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    I have tried Nyx Milk before as a base but even with my primer it creases and fades and everything just looks messy. That said though I think I will look for an alternative cream shadow that maybe won't do that. I don't have fix plus but I have a Nyx setting spray and I tried this last night and WOW, soooo much better, thank you!

    I hear what you are saying on the dark shadow. I think I am a little too careful with it (high school nightmare flashbacks I guess). I will definitely try that because I still feel like it looks too flat. Thank you so much

    [โ€“] New to the more intricate eye looks, looking for CC throwaway83262804 1 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    I don't know why Reddit won't let me reply to this, I've tried twice and it says "you're doing this too much." I'm going to try one more time.

    I know they look kinda crazy, that's why I said in the post about the mascara... Guess it's time to throw it out, though it's relatively new. Only other thing I can think is that I was trying out Diorshow Blackout before this, and it still looked as terrible as all the other times I tried it. Might as well just throw it away now. Even though I cleaned my lashes twice with micellar water, maybe there was still some residual clumpy residue from the Dior. Dunno.

    Do you have any CC on how the blending could be better or the lid being more vibrant? Or adding even more depth for a more intricate look? I used 4 shadows which is about how many I generally use, but sometimes I will use 5 like with UD Naked Basics or all 6 if I feel like darkening it with the black, and I typically use 5 or 5 with the TF natural matte palette. I'm following tutorials and adding more shades into the crease and outer corner but it ends up still looking "simple" as you said.

    Thanks!

    [โ€“] New to the more intricate eye looks, looking for CC throwaway83262804 1 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    Thank you! I always try so hard with blending but this is the first time I actually liked the results. I always feel like the outer v gets muddy and unblended and looks like I went too far, and sometimes I think the transition to nothing above the browbone looks crisp but stark and not gradient like I want it to be! Thanks on my lashes, I got super sensitive about them. I am very lucky to have naturally curly lashes.

    [โ€“] New to the more intricate eye looks, looking for CC throwaway83262804 1 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago) in MakeupAddiction

    Thank you! I wasn't too happy with how the mascara turned out but I was blessed with curly lashes to start with. Which is good because I am absolutely terrified of eyelash curlers!

    Thank you for your comment on the depth, I did try to layer. That is really something I want to get good at but I've tried it with UD Naked Basics 2 and TF Natural matte but they just look muddy. I also am not the best at blending up to the brow bone, no matter how hard I try.

    [โ€“] New to the more intricate eye looks, looking for CC throwaway83262804 2 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    Thanks, I can't take credit for the combos. It was an eye and cheek palette from Stila. Glad to hear you felt it was well curated!

    [โ€“] New to the more intricate eye looks, looking for CC throwaway83262804 2 points ago in MakeupAddiction

    Oh, you know I didn't really think of that! Good point for next time. Thank you!

    [โ€“] New to the more intricate eye looks, looking for CC throwaway83262804 1 points ago * (lasted edited a year ago) in MakeupAddiction

    But posting on a throwaway because I'm scared ๐Ÿ™ˆ

    I tried really hard on this look and it's the first I've been really really proud of in a while. My looks tend to come out muddy. I always feel like I use a LOT of brushes but this is the most I ever used... I don't feel like the with the number of brushes it's as intricate as it should be, but I am still feeling somewhat proud of myself.

    Products used: Smashbox photo finish primer Stila Perfect me Perfect Hue palette in light/medium Shades used: Artistic (base), Ambitious (lid and undereye/inner corner), Spontaneous (crease, outer V, undereye), and Mischevious(outer V, undereye) Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Sumatra (tightline) Smashbox Always Sharp Waterproof Kohl Liner in Bare (waterline) Maybelline Fit Me concealer in 20 Sand Sable It Cosmetics Tightline Eyelash Primer (lower lash mascara and upper lash primer) Upper lashes is It Cosmetics Superhero which seems to have gone clumpy since the last time I used it ๐Ÿ˜”

    And Nyx Tame and Frame for that sliver of visible brow. (I know I need to pluck, but in my defense I think they look so much worse because of the zoom... Tried to crop them as much as possible.

    ETA: I know I mentioned the mascara issue, I am thinking too it could've been caused by me testing out my bottle of Diorshow Blackout a couple hours before this. I cleaned my eyes/lashes twice after playing around with it, but it might have been some residual clumpiness from that, idk.