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A Beauty Question

Okay, this isn't really a healht thing vs. a Beauty question...

I have very oily eyelids and cannot seem to find any makeup that has staying power..
Any suggestions?

I use Bare Minerals makeup and have been trying a MAC Peintures eyeshadow as a base... but it still creases by days end...


Thu. Feb 2, 1:23pm

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Hi. I'm definately not a make up expert, but have you tried an eye primer. I know mary kay has one (MK Signature Eye Primer).
"creates a foundation so your eye colors glide on smoothly and stay perfectly in place longer – without creasing or smudging"
I've never used it, but something like that might be worth trying!

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 1:34 PM

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Others suggested the MAC peintures as an eye primer...

It's okay, but if it's a long day, my eyes still end up being very oily and the make-up creased... I'm still trying to find something that works well for me, but yet does not irritate my eyes (very sensitive to many eye shadows because of the fillers.... Bare Minerals is pretty good at not irritating my eyes.)

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 1:36 PM

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I just started using sheer cover make up. I order from their web site.
I put their concealor on my eyelids and it seems to keep my eyeshadow looking good all day. It doesn't seem to crease by the end of the day.

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 2:04 PM

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To the sheer cover user

How do you like it? I just saw an ad for it, and it looks just like Bare Escentuals, which I've been using for years. Doesn anyone know if there is a difference? I have been quite happy with BE.

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 3:00 PM

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I like BE as well.

Don't know why, but i suffer from really oily eyelids.. everywhere else it seems to stay put... :-)

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 4:33 PM

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skip it

I'm not an anti-makeup fanatic, however, just try the minimalist approach with a wee bit of blush and some mascara. Once you've tried it awhile I bet you'l like it. I think eye make-up in particular is WAY overdone by a lot of women. I carry a little pack of blotting tissues (Crabtree and Evelyn, I think) and use it as needed. Debs

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 7:32 PM

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I only use a sheer eye makeup to brighten my eyes a bit. Other than that I do a minimalist approach to all of my makeup (unless going out for some special occasion.

I have old acne scars, so I like Bare Minerals to just cover up (with out feeling heavy or greasy)

I rarely use mascara because it almost always irritates my eyes!

Thursday, February 02, 2006, 9:07 PM

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I am currently in school to become an esthetician (skin care specialist), so I will ask my teacher tomorrow. This is only my third week in school, so I don't know enough to suggest anything, but I am curious....what is your skin care regime now? I'll also ask about makeup as well. We have a few makeup artists in the class.

Friday, February 03, 2006, 12:17 AM

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I use the Olay Regenerist line of skin care products. I learned that my oily skin was going into overtime because I used to strip all of the oils out (not reallizing that "drying" my skin was making things worse.

But, occasionally, I like to wear eye makeup and it annoys me how it ends up getting oily and creasing in the lids. If you can foud about the makeup that would be great!

Monday, February 06, 2006, 12:22 AM

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re: skip it

I have to agree. My husband and my best friend prefer me w/out makeup. So I did go w/out for the longest time. Now, I put on concealer (for my bags and few blemishes), powder and mascara, sometimes a little eyeshadow. I don't do this everyday, just when I want. This saves time and money.

Monday, February 06, 2006, 9:28 AM

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