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The Lazy Lipstick Question

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(@fembecky)
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OK, first let me say that the only lazy bit is me - I started a CDH search on this topic but didn't quickly find much (although I am sure that is a lot here somewhere), so decided to opt for the lazy solution and just put the question out there.

The question in my mind has been ... how many different lipsticks does it make sense for me to have?

So I thought I would find out how many lipsticks other CDH members have ... and, if they care to elucidate, why? 

And me ... well I currently have 6 and try to choose which to use depending on what I am wearing.

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@fembecky

Hmmm ... are you including lip gloss and lip lacquer under the general 'lipstick' umbrella?

By the way, I have 4 lipsticks

If we're using binary then I have 100.

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@fembecky 

Intrigued by the '9 to 16, because you can't bring yourself to throw anything away?' question, I looked up the shelf life of lipsticks. This is what I found out:

The shelf life can vary from brand to brand, but most lipsticks last for one to two years after opening. Lip gloss and liquid lipstick can last six months to one year. Unopened lipstick can last up to two to four years if stored properly.

I wonder what happens after those dates.

Do they become unstable? Explosive?

 

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@ellyd22 OK it was a fun 'reason'. But shelf life had been through my mind though I didn't get round to researching it. I did wonder if hygene came into it? However, the idea of explosive lipstick is much more exciting.

*Rebecca starts to image the consequences of trying to manufacture lipstick in her garden shed*

Crazy Eyes

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@fembecky

Rebecca ... NO!

The authorities took those chemicals away from you for a reason.

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@fembecky 

 

Sounds like something out of Monty Python. Exploding lipstick...splendid!😜

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@fembecky Probably the ingredients such as binders and oils will separate ? A guess.

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@ellyd22 

There's a computer game called No One Lives Forever, the central character of which is a female ex-thief turned British secret agent. One of her weapons is an exploding lipstick.

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@ellyd22 

Unstable? Explosive?  That put me on the floor laughing Ellie..  I love it.

Emily

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@ellyd22 agree, actually have  9-16, but marked 3-4 because I’m experimenting. I bought a palate of 4 lip liners, and 4 lip gloss,  trying to get it right.  Wife tells me I overdo it , look clownish.

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@ellyd22 Yes, include gloss and lacquer.

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@fembecky

I don't actually HAVE any lip gloss or lacquer - I was just checking the parameters 🙂

For me it's still four ... all lipsticks, all poorly-chosen, all cheap.

When I get my makeover in July I'm going to be asking LOTS of questions about lipstick brands and everything else. I'll be sitting with notebook poised 🙂

I'm not yet brave enough to 'do a Fiona' @finallyfiona 

https://www.crossdresserheaven.com/community/postid/506911/  

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@ellyd22 

Ooh, well, if we're talking brands, mine are Revlon.

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@jacquelinelarkspur 

*Flips notebook open, writes REVLON in crayon*

And ... why are you so loyal to Revlon? Is it the coverage? The consistency? The creaminess? The colours? Or some other word beginning with c?

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@ellyd22 

It's cheap

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@jacquelinelarkspur 

Mine are BobbiBrown. About 10 years ago I had a couple of makeovers with them at their store in the big shopping mall at Shepherd's Bush. BB have now gone from there now. I got stuck on the brand but more recently their store at the mall in Oxford have helped me a lot.

 

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@fembecky 

I must confess, I'm not familiar with that brand. I would love to have a makeover, but it's highly unlikely in my situation.

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@jacquelinelarkspur 

I with you on that, and the fact that it’s unlikely

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@ellyd22 OMG I'm getting a reputation ... ... 😳 !!

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@finallyfiona

OMG I'm getting a reputation ... ... 😳 !!

Well, you are ... but it's a great one 🙂

Hugs

Ellie x

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Ellie, there are 10 types of people in this world, those that know binary and those who don't xx.

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@chrisfp99

I signed up for binary 101, but it turns out it’s a level 5 course.

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@chrisfp99 

I’ve got 1100011 problems but binary ain't one.

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They're not problems Ellie, just red balloons xx.

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@chrisfp99 

Hast du etwas Zeit für mich?
Dann singe ich ein Lied für dich
Von neunundneunzig Luftballons
Auf ihrem Weg zum Horizont

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@ellyd22 

Exponentiation, binary numbers and German lessons all in one forum? Are extra merit stars awarded for that?

I spent several years trying to learn German after we were acquired by a German company (I was never very good at it), but I just about made sense of that post 😐 .

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@fembecky 

Just a little snippet of Nina and '99 Red Balloons' 🙂

Und hier auf CDH bekommt jeder einen Stern!

Ellie x

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Hey Ellie, I majored in mathematics. I can converse in binary but German goes way over my head xx.

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@chrisfp99 

Das ist okay... Mathematik ist eine universelle Sprache* 🙂

(*That's okay ... maths is a universal language)

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@ellyd22  @chrisfp99 

OK Ellie, you have made me inquisitive. Where on earth between BSc, Postdoc and diagenesis did you acquire such fluent German language skills?

In more recent years I have sometimes wished the old 6th-form divide between science and languages at school in the 1960s had been a bit more flexible. Although I tried to learn German in my 50's I found it very difficult; I think I would have found it easier earlier in life.

Chrissie - I persisted with maths until the end of year 2 at Uni, then focussed on Physics for the final year. A long time ago!!

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@fembecky 

Um ... I just LIKE languages.

I took French and German at school, I studied Italian separately with the Institute of Linguists, and I've been teaching myself Spanish. I have a smattering of a few other languages.

I want to take all of these a bit further post-retirement.

It's fun 🙂

And yes, I KNOW there was a 6th form divide between Sciences and Languages. I just chose to ignore it.

I followed 'Science' to PhD level, but I didn't see why that should mean I should stop pursuing languages, writing and painting.

So ... I carried on with all of those as well.

Carpe diem. Seize the fish.

Ellie x

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@ellyd22 

Errr - you have been teaching full time and still fit in all these activities, so ... how many hours per day are there in Norfolk? Should I move there?

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@fembecky 

Here in Norfolk we only have 12 hours in the day, which means we can count them on our fingers, but they're all considerably longer than elsewhere in the UK. 

Don't forget, we're closer to Europe here: its gravitational mass causes a substantial time dilation.

I live well within the Event Horizon of the the Netherlands (one result of this is that I'm attracted to tulips) so the effect is particularly acute for me.

Ellie x

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@ellyd22 

Maths: [number of hours per day] / [number of hands per person] => 6 fingers per hand 😮 

Or is Octal the standard numbering system in Norfolk? 

* Rebecca glances nervously across the sitting room at the vase of tulips lurking innocently in the corner *

I think I will choose to keep outside of the Event Horizon. And Norfolk also puts you within the gravitation pull of the doggerel bank.

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@fembecky 

This is Norfolk.

We ALL have six fingers on each hand, and they're webbed.

The Doggerel Bank is some way away. I'm much closer to Corton Sands and Haisborough Sand.

They're relatively small.

Their gravitational pull used to ensure that we needed to add a leap-second to every day, but after extensive dredging that's now only necessary once a week, tops.

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@ellyd22 

I once applied for loan from the Doggeral Bank but never heard back from them; most rude - they cod at least have replied. Never seen the Doggeral Bank of course, but I have seen the Joderell Bank.

I hear there is an international movement (sponsored by CDH of course) to get them both re-named the Dogerellie Bank and the Joderellie Bank in honour of a certain prolific contributor.

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@fembecky 

If you stand at the Joderell Bank and use their telescope*, you'll be able to see the Dogerell Bank.

*Before viewers start writing in, yes I KNOW that it's a radio telescope. EM well aware of that.

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@ellyd22

Posted by: @ellyd22

If you stand at the Joderell Bank and use their telescope*, you'll be able to see the Dogerell Bank.

Tried it. All I could see was Sheffield. Climbed up to the top rim of the dish and managed to see a bunch of windmills in the far far distance - just before the authorities caught me and led me down; tried using the time honoured classic phrase ’You’re arresting the wrong girl … SHE started it!’, but to no avail.

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@fembecky @melodeescarlet 

I have a ribbon that says 'Melodee made me do it' for occasions such as this 🙂

 

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@ellyd22 However, on the reverse in security print it says, "Just kidding, she did no such thing and I accept full responsibility for whatever mess I'm trying to pawn off on her."

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@melodeescarlet 

I scratched that off with an emery board and then painted over it with four layers of emulsion.

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@ellyd22 Ahem, you may note that I stated "security print" - the latest tech from the US Mint - capable of surviving a direct nuclear blast, missy. However, your 'emulsion' technique is adorable. 😉

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@melodeescarlet

In the event that the ribbon is subject to a direct nuclear blast while I'm wearing it, wondering whether or not 'Melodee made her do it' may be the least of everyone's concerns 🙁

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@ellyd22 Oh Ellie....always getting caught up in the minutiae! 🙄

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@melodeescarlet 

Everyone within a 100 mile radius would be caught up in my minutiae if this happened.

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@ellyd22 Well then they shoulda got a badge ribbon, shouldn't they? (and 100 miles seems pretty conservative, just sayin')

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@melodeescarlet 

Even so, that's 31,416 square miles.

How many badge ribbons do you have in stock?

 

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@ellyd22 (counts...) Uh...106. Maybe y'all could sew them together to make some kinda shield or something?

Though I guess I'd also ask - which nuclear powers do you think find East Anglia to be a direct threat that would require nuclear retaliation? Just what are y'all getting up to over there? 🤔 

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@melodeescarlet 

Um ... the US Air Force base at Lakenheath is not that far from me ...

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@ellyd22 Well, that's your own fault for letting them in! Worse than glitter - once you've got it, you'll never be rid of it!

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@melodeescarlet  @ellyd22

And I can hear the planes taking off from RAF Fairford which is used by the USAF.

Have you seen the number of views this topic is generating? Crazy, or is that normal?

Maybe people really are looking for a 'lazy lipstick'. Is there a business opportunity here? We need someone to deal with research and development (I have garden shed handy 😎 ); someone for production; someone for marketing; someone for distribution; someone to handle the finances ... Any suggestions / volunteers?

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@fembecky 

Have you seen the number of views this topic is generating?

Er ... 35 of the replies (including this one) are from me.

Sorry 🙁

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@ellyd22 And a fair few of the replies are from me!

However I was more puzzled by the number of views, not the number of replies. Is it normal to get that sort of number?

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@fembecky 

Hmmm ... that IS quite high.

*Note to self: include the word 'lipstick' in the title of all future Forum topics*

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@ellyd22 

Ha, yes. I am starting to wonder if someone has set up a 'bot' to access the topic 

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Becca, in Norfolk you can count the number of hours on the fingers of one hand ...

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@chrisfp99 Ellie tells us that they all have webbed hands in Norfolk. I did wonder if that had somehow contributed to the development of the WWW, but a brief search suggests that Tim Berners-Lee never went to Norfolk so that theory is debunked.

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@fembecky 

Do we know if he ever encountered a duck?

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@ellyd22 

You know, I think he must have done - isn't that the name of a new web browser I have seen advertised?

But honestly Ellie, I think we should get this topic back on lipstick track. As you live so close to the coast, have you ever tried the Red Herring shade?

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@fembecky 

Red Herring?

I think you've just said that to distract me.

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@ellyd22 

Maybe. But you're not that gullible are you.

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@fembecky 

Are you trying to start up a run of seaside puns?

Shore about that?

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@ellyd22 

What ... me? *whistles innocently* I would never harbour such thoughts.

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@fembecky 

So long as you know I won't succumb to pier pressure.

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@ellyd22 It's OK - I undersand that

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@fembecky 

I sea what you did there.

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@ellyd22 I did it on porpoise

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@fembecky 

Now you've got me wondering ... water you going to do next?

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@ellyd22 

Not surftain, but I bet we can have a whale of a time

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@fembecky 

I can ashore you of that.

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@ellyd22 Ellie, there are of course only 10 types of people, those who know binary and those who don’t.

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Sorry Chrissie already did this 1. So I’m back to 0 again!

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@christineth 

LOL ...and they say binary is as easy as 1, 10, 11.

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@ellyd22  @christineth

Oh! Has someone put a hex on our numbering system?

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@fembecky 

Well, that's the number pun question.

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@ellyd22 

Octually you have a point there.

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@fembecky 

Yes, I think I've got to the root of the problem.

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@ellyd22 

Well you obviously applied all your powers of deduction.

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@fembecky 

Yes ... it had my undivided attention 🙂

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@fembecky 9 - 16

Some I have bought and some were free as I am MAC Obsessed…

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@fembecky I picked 9 to 16 but not cause I can’t throw anything away but rather I love lipstick and like to have different shades for different outfits.  On certain colours I’m on my second tube as I wear them more often.

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@fembecky Becky, trying on some of my Mom’s lipstick at the age of 8 was my first excursion into the feminine world. Since then until I stopped getting my girl on several years ago, I was in love with makeup in general and lipstick in particular! When I would be getting ready for a date or just going out, the final touch was always spritzing on some perfume and then doing my lipstick. I always felt extra feminine when I touched up my lips in public. So how many lipsticks did I have? I remember counting them once and I had 22. I loved shopping for makeup and also loved coordinating my lip and nail color with my outfits. I had lipsticks from MAC, L’Oreal, Urban Decay, Stilla, Sephora, Merle Norman, and Revlon. My favorite lip color has always been red, and it was so much fun to try on the wide range of lipsticks in varying shades of red! I wore lipstick everyday for many years so I never had any trouble keeping a lipstick too long. I did have to shop sometimes to find my shade as certain favorite colors were at times no longer available and I had to search the makeup studios for that perfect match. More fun for a girl out and about. 😉

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@fembecky Great topic!  I only have two and its made me realise that I definitely need to buy more 💄💋

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I have just seen that the total number of votes in the poll has exceeded 100 and wanted to say an enormous thank you to all who have voted, and particularly to those who have included responses. I have read each and every response and have learnt a lot from them.

I am also amazed by the number of views this topic has received: 1601 so far (or 641 in hexadecimal, 3101 in octal, or 11001000001 in binary). And finally, thanks to those who have tolerated the number base frivolity 😮 .

Good gracious - the number of views jumped to 1703 while I typed the last 2 paragraphs 😀 😀 😀 .

Hugs to you all, Rebecca xxx

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@fembecky 

I have the following colors...

Maybelline - 379 Fuchsia for Me, 385 Ruby for Me (my favorite!), 388 Plum for Me, 695 Divine Wine, 445 On the Mauve, 400 Berry Go (brand new!).

Revlon - 440 Cherries in the Snow (my second favorite)

Cover Girl - 365 Enchantress Blush

Wet and Wild (ya gotta love the name!) 504A Pink Ice, 527B Fuchsia with Blue Pearl, 536A Dark Wine

Plus various lip pencils for outlining and lip gloss

I do love bold lips.

Josie

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@fembecky.  I have over 50 girlfriend I love my lipsticks my weaknesses

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(@smartina)
Joined: 6 years ago

Estimable Member     Bangkok, Bangkok, Thailand
Posts: 173

@fembecky I only use one color - fire engine red. However I have tried many brands and including gloss, have at least 9. I vacillate between the classic lipstick and using an applicator. The latter covers more area better and the former gives more delicate control x

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Lady
(@annaredhead)
Estimable Member     Cornwall, United Kingdom
Joined: 3 weeks ago

At a guess, 8. Maybe more. I like trying different shades

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Baroness
(@lovelylola)
Honorable Member     Norman, Oklahoma, United States of America
Joined: 3 years ago

17 to 32 because I found a big set cheap on Amazon! 🤣💄

That, and I just love trying on different colors, even crazy ones that don't go with anything I have!

Satisfies my inner drag queen...along with crazy long fake lashes. Perfect  

💖Lola

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Ambassador
(@melodeescarlet)
Noble Member     Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
Joined: 8 months ago

I have my standard red (which is an alcohol based lip stain), a red L'Oreal non-alcohol based stain, and a pink one I bought specifically for a costume look. So 3, but kinda really just 2 that I actually use.

I have 3 glosses - clear, silver sparkle, & gold sparkle - but they only go with the lip stain.

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(@jacquelinelarkspur)
Famed Member     Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Joined: 5 months ago

3 to 4 for me. I have a red one which I use under foundation to mask my facial hair, and two in shades of coral for my lips. And a gloss. Do I need more? Probably!

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Lady
(@chanel)
Joined: 4 months ago

Reputable Member     New Jersey, United States of America
Posts: 120

@jacquelinelarkspur I have read about this technique and have been curious about it. Do you mind if I message you to find out about your process, etc?

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(@jacquelinelarkspur)
Joined: 5 months ago

Famed Member     Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Posts: 1054

@chanel 

Go for it!

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Lady
(@chanel)
Joined: 4 months ago

Reputable Member     New Jersey, United States of America
Posts: 120

@jacquelinelarkspur I hope you saw my message

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(@jacquelinelarkspur)
Joined: 5 months ago

Famed Member     Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Posts: 1054

@chanel 

I've replied! Hope it makes sense, but let me know if anything's not clear! 

🙂

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Baroness Annual
(@fembecky)
Joined: 4 years ago

Reputable Member     Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 191

@jacquelinelarkspur 

Jacqui, I have used a Peach corrector under concealer for that job, but I am intrigued by the idea of the red lipstick. Would you be willing to send the same info to me? Thanks 😀 , Rebecca.

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(@jacquelinelarkspur)
Joined: 5 months ago

Famed Member     Gateshead, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom
Posts: 1054

@fembecky 

No problem! Be with you in a few minutes.

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Duchess Annual
(@firefly)
Joined: 6 years ago

Noble Member     Panama, Panama, Panama
Posts: 704

@jacquelinelarkspur I do it, Jacqueline. A couple of nights ago I used lipstick as a color corrector on my cheeks and I liked the result. Of course, I'm still in a learning process. I practice and keep practicing when I have a chance. 

Gisela 

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Lady
(@jennyw)
Trusted Member     Athol, Massachusetts, United States of America
Joined: 7 years ago
  • I have 3 or 4, but I have one Matte red that I go to that i love! try the purple one and look totally stupid on me.But at the store I thought it would be cool.
  • I don't wear it much my SO doesn't like to see me with it on! 
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Hostess
(@ab123)
Famed Member     Surrey, United Kingdom
Joined: 4 years ago

When I was at school I was the only boy in a human biology class. One lesson was about making lipstick - I kid you not and couldn't think why. Naturally I 'feigned' interest and it involved some kind of fatty goo, colouring and other things warmed in a pot and sticks of it made. And yes it was tried out, including me.

As I didn't take notes I buy it and have quite a lot of varying shades. My main brand is Boots No7 but have a few other brands.

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Baroness Annual
(@fembecky)
Joined: 4 years ago

Reputable Member     Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 191

@ab123 @ellyd22 Now that IS interesting. Do any of the "other things" contribute to an exothermic reaction?

Crazy Eyes

Having a range of brands, do you find any significant difference between them?

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(@ellyd22)
Joined: 10 months ago

Illustrious Member     Norfolk, United Kingdom
Posts: 2649

@fembecky @ab123

At school I used to do a couple of lesson on cosmetics to show the difference between compounds and mixtures.

Lipstick (at least the way we made it) is just a mixture. You mix beeswax, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and olive oil and then heat them very gently in a water bath until the whole thing is liquid. You add your colour (we used beetroot juice) and then you pour it into little tubes with a funnel and let it cool and harden. No chemical reactions, just changes of state.

Soap, on the other hand, is a chemical reaction between oils/fats and a strong alkali (saponification). We made ours out of coconut oil and olive oil (the fats), sodium hydroxide (the strong alkali), a little bit of food colouring and some essential oils. Making it is a bit more hazardous so it was always a demo rather than a class practical.

Interestingly (or at least I think so ... other people may have switched off by now), sodium hydroxide makes solid soap but potassium hydroxide makes liquid soap 🙂

The girls weren't allowed to try either of these on themselves!

Hand cream is much easier to make 🙂

Ellie x

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Baroness Annual
(@fembecky)
Joined: 4 years ago

Reputable Member     Gloucestershire, United Kingdom
Posts: 191

@ellyd22

Posted by: @ellyd22

The girls weren't allowed to try either of these on themselves!

But what about the boys?

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Hostess
(@ab123)
Joined: 4 years ago

Famed Member     Surrey, United Kingdom
Posts: 2511

@ellyd22 That  seems to be about right. I lost my notes about 50 odd years ago!

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Hostess
(@ab123)
Joined: 4 years ago

Famed Member     Surrey, United Kingdom
Posts: 2511

@fembecky Ooh tough question, I don't know -I'll have to sweat on that one.

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Lady
(@sallyj)
Estimable Member     California, United States of America
Joined: 2 months ago

I currently have 9: three shades of L’Oreal Colour Riche, two shades of Revlon, three shades of Charlotte Tilbury (my favorites) that I splurged on, and one I won’t identify because I don’t like it and will probably toss it soon.

I choose a shade to wear in the house each day based on my mood and sometimes the clothes that I’m wearing (male or female). One of the L’Oreal shades matches pretty closely to my natural lip color, and I often wear a light coating of it in public.

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Baroness Annual
(@finallyfiona)
Noble Member     Bedfordshire, United Kingdom
Joined: 4 months ago

I'm on 6, just a set of lipstick/lipliner pens from Amazon.  On my favourite nude shade the shaft of the lipstick has broken inside the tube and now it goes around, I might have to get another one 🙁  There's also a nice pretty pink and a couple of very bold but not-hot reds.

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Duchess Annual
(@catgurl)
Noble Member     Marietta, Georgia, United States of America
Joined: 5 years ago

A girl can't have enough lipstick! One must be prepared for an unexpected event.

I find old lipsticks in my purses, in the glove box of my truck, in my coat pockets, and in the strangest places.  Then there's my makeup vanity.  One drawer holds several lipsticks, so many different shades and colors.

All of which brings us back to the fact that being a girl is so much more fun than the drab life of a man. 

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