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Old 03-31-2015, 07:26 AM
 
Location: Middle America
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I never use foundation, but I wouldn't say it's useless. I just don't find it necessary for myself.
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Old 03-31-2015, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Middle Earth
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I don't know, but when I go to Sephora, I can find a use for anything. Costs money? Waste of money? Yes, maybe, but those products have made my beauty-life easier. I could say tinted moisturizer is useless as you can just add some foundation to your moisturizer, but the manufacturer knows there are people who like convenience and started selling those. I could even make my own toothpaste and detergents at home, but forget that, too much work!
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:03 AM
 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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1. lipstick is more greasy and not everyone has the skin type to use cream blush, that's why powder blush is very popular.
2. false eyelashes pull out your natural lashes and are tough to apply. Drugstore mascara works well and is cheap enough to toss after a couple of months.
3. vaseline can be goopier and adds no color. Most women I know like gloss with a small hint of color in it.
4. your skin is obviously a different color than mine. Brown eye shadow used for contouring would look like dirt on my face.
5. everyone gets old, I'm in my early 50s with no wrinkles. YMMV.


I agree with all of this.

I use different colors of blush to contour. Lipstick? No.

Eye shadow, by volume is much more expensive that blush. You get much smaller amounts of eye shadow than blush.

Vasaline is actually drying. No thanks.

I use Prevage and it has three retinols and yes, it does fix my wrinkles and face problems.

I don't think there are any 'useless' beauty products.

What one person swears by is a non factor for someone else.

That is okay.
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Old 03-31-2015, 08:25 AM
 
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Honestly, I'd say EVERY single "beauty" product is a fraud. In my opinion, the recipe for beauty is physical (eat well, drink lots of water), emotional (focus on the good in your life), and most importantly, spiritual.

"Man looketh on the outward appearance but the Lord looketh on the heart."


The older I get, the more I try to look past the physical, and look "on the heart."
This is true but at the same a little mascara, gloss and maybe a tinted moisturizer never hurt anyone. Makeup should just enhance what you have.

Right now I can't say which products would are useless. I don't use primer or an eye curler but I probably should.
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:13 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I mentioned lip-liner as being useless, yet this morning I applied one to my entire lips as a base for a lip-gloss. Looked really nice. So today it was useful ... LOL!!
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Old 03-31-2015, 11:17 AM
 
Location: USA, California
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I've never heard of using lipstick as blush. Wouldn't it feel...I don't know, caked on and thick? I'll stick to my powder blush.

I personally never use primer but mostly because I just don't really know exactly what it's for. I use a powder foundation because it's light, so wouldn't using a primer sort of make that pointless as it's liquid?
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:09 PM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
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I've never heard of using lipstick as blush. Wouldn't it feel...I don't know, caked on and thick? I'll stick to my powder blush.

I personally never use primer but mostly because I just don't really know exactly what it's for. I use a powder foundation because it's light, so wouldn't using a primer sort of make that pointless as it's liquid?
Nah, it doesn't. But, then, ya dab with a very light touch. Like you, I much prefer powder blush. But I do use lipstick instead when I travel (save space in my makeup bag).
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:25 PM
 
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My skin is so reactive, if I tried to use lipstick as blush, I'd be all blotchy and red, I think. I wish I could do that! It would save space in my bag. Vaseline on my lips just makes me squirm, too. I have issues.
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Old 03-31-2015, 12:30 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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I've never heard of using lipstick as blush. Wouldn't it feel...I don't know, caked on and thick? I'll stick to my powder blush.

I personally never use primer but mostly because I just don't really know exactly what it's for. I use a powder foundation because it's light, so wouldn't using a primer sort of make that pointless as it's liquid?
The main issue with this (and the same issue with the "all-over color," 3-in-1, etc. sticks, some cream blushes), is smudging/staying power. Lipstick generally won't dry or set on your cheeks the way some cheek stains are formulated to do.
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Old 04-01-2015, 08:22 AM
 
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The idea of the topic is great as it is not only useless but also dangerous for skin. You need to be merciful and kind to your skin. There are sensitive tissues with your skin. So what you use can impact enormously negative on the surface of the skin as well as beneath the skin. I can cite few beauty products that need your attention to consider before using. These are eyelash curlers, eye concealers. mascaras, sprays,serums and potions.
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