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Makeup FAQ - Commonly Asked Makeup Questions  

post #1 of 3
Thread Starter 
Here are threads on frequently asked questions. There are three categories: General Makeup, MAC, and Other Brands. There is a section for MAC because it is probably the most discussed brand on MUT.

There will be two posts. The first post covers makeup, and the second post covers brushes.

Post 1 Outline – MAKEUP
GENERAL MAKEUP
  • Basics
  • Basics, general questions, newbies to makeup, when to throw away
  • Holy grails (HGs, favorite products)
  • Favorite brands
  • Specific
  • Favorite eyeshadows
  • Favorite mascara
  • Favorite foundation
  • Primers
  • General primers
  • Favorite eye primer
  • Favorite lash primer/mascara primer
  • Favorite face primer/foundation primer
  • Favorite lip primer
MAC MAKEUP
  • Basics
  • MAC general, basics, why MAC?
  • MAC general recs
  • Specific
  • MAC eye recs – eyeshadows and pigments
  • MAC face recs
  • MAC MSF
INEXPENSIVE MAKEUP
  • Basics
  • Inexpensive brands for general makeup
  • Inexpensive brands for eyeshadow
  • Inexpensive brands for face
  • Dupes
  • Specific Brands
  • Inexpensive brands: E.L.F.
  • Inexpensive brands: NYX

Post 2 Outline – BRUSHES

GENERAL BRUSHES
  • Basics
  • Basics, guide to brushes, do brushes make a difference?
  • Cleaning and care
  • Favorite/best general brushes
  • Specific use brushes
  • Favorite eye brushes
  • Favorite face brushes
MAC BRUSHES
  • MAC Brush Basics
  • Favorite MAC brushes
  • Specific MAC brushes
  • MAC face brushes
  • MAC eye brushes brushes
OTHER BRUSHES
  • General inexpensive brushes
  • General inexpensive brushes
  • Craft store or art brushes
  • Specific inexpensive brands for brushes
  • Essence of Beauty brushes
  • Coastal Scents brushes
  • Sonia Kashuk brushes
  • E.L.F. brushes
If the topic you are curious about is not covered here, you can also try doing a search. If you don’t know how to use the search button, this thread is very useful: http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f82...mut-27950.html
post #2 of 3
Thread Starter 

Re: Makeup FAQ - Commonly Asked Questions on MUT

GENERAL MAKEUP

BASICS

Basics
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ead-32306.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ave-14082.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-65595.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-15054.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ease-3944.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-kept-672.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-72302.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-26904.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...e-up-5446.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nds-58081.html

General HGs

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hgs-18096.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ems-32059.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...now-82509.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-hg-68259.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hg-s-3600.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-11945.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...tes-49092.html

General Favorite Brands
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-up-20225.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nds-66733.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ons-66041.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ands-6237.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-up-81630.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...d-why-896.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-up-85151.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...and-51131.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ine-41786.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ora-46458.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rands-651.html


SPECIFIC

General Favorite Eye
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-10990.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...dow-51046.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-17597.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...dow-73049.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-18201.html

General Favorite Mascara

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-83272.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-47282.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...art-47664.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ras-36076.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-10990.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11/mascara-82913.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...url-83550.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-60819.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...aras-3691.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rks-62151.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-69916.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...cara-9339.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-55111.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-66282.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-53336.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...own-53851.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-46865.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ara-20030.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rec-35239.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rls-23349.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...vey-37987.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ras-41619.html

General Favorite Foundation:
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-use-2240.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-12162.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...chart-349.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-68511.html

Face Recs
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...n-d-84760.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-80867.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-70428.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...men-62474.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...kin-14583.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-13485.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...chart-349.html

PRIMERS

General Primers
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ire-83127.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-81615.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ips-26622.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ase-22365.html

General Eye Primers
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ase-63468.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ore-84969.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-49752.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ase-67360.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...sers-6684.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...son-57468.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-44151.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rimer-970.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-31942.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ase-29094.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ise-25070.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-20681.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-18141.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...base-9085.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...imer-9526.html

Lash Primers
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-24853.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-19898.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-16250.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-24853.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-16571.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-78028.html

General Face Primers
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11/monistat-anti-chafing-gel-foundation-primer-26214.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-64355.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...mer-54553.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...mer-57695.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-57188.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-48831.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-41936.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...mer-39251.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ied-33053.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ase-31444.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-26214.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-82223.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-13485.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...use-71958.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-12616.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ons-20545.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...x-s-47876.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-53501.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-51441.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-46457.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-31639.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-20077.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-12532.html

Lip Primers

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-62607.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mer-49194.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ons-71288.html

MAC MAKEUP


MAC General

Basics
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-mac-7823.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ular-3884.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nce-82245.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...out-39299.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ducts-973.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...uct-29398.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ike-26711.html

MAC Recs
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...cts-70598.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...cts-44598.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mac-17056.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-16621.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-31943.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ave-15175.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mac-44184.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mac-70832.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ems-32379.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ics-53324.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...uct-48461.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ons-12788.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...als-58785.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...cts-48544.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mac-40270.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-29594.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-23558.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ers-80384.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...als-58785.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...als-40001.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ons-35966.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ucts-7640.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ucts-9493.html

Specific

MAC eye
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...dows-9683.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-18785.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nts-52225.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-17197.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ors-65257.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...art-84503.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ose-80427.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-81287.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...buy-60452.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-55403.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f16...ows-51015.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...yes-47617.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...dow-41132.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-30470.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f16...nts-25139.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-23558.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rts-12673.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ose-80427.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eed-53319.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-51015.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-49283.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...why-44833.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-33509.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ner-19341.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...dow-41132.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...dow-11671.html

MAC MSF
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ead-32024.html

INEXPENSIVE MAKEUP

Basics

Inexpensive General

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nds-22646.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ons-18310.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...0-a-19037.html

Inexpensive Eye
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-70703.html

Inexpensive Face
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ons-75315.html

Dupes
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...kes-12069.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ist-79972.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ust-77732.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mac-83616.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...cts-45331.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...mac-62863.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/t25...s-3-25964.html

Specific Brands
E.L.F. (Please note, E.L.F. was not bought out by Nordstrom and trying to clear their stock for repackaging. Their makeup is always $1)
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...cts-84931.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ics-46324.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...any-35810.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...one-81634.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11/e-l-f-74372.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f47...0-a-66039.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...elf-20982.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...keup-7857.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ecs-53131.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ere-68760.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...elf-37419.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ore-13993.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...one-24763.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ics-11212.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...1-a-83198.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11/e-l-f-46438.html

NYX
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-66788.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-85740.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...dow-66441.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ows-64865.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...usa-72740.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-69100.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ics-45154.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nts-55776.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nts-47063.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ers-47795.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rio-25904.html
post #3 of 3
Thread Starter 

Re: Makeup FAQ - Commonly Asked Questions on MUT

GENERAL BRUSHES

BASICS

Basics
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-19473.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ces-29326.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...nce-65017.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-34784.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...rice-7886.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eup-82222.html

Cleaning and Care
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-11951.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...aqs-24178.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ssary-340.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...poo-18496.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-45183.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...son-27757.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-12893.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f91...jar-84392.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ten-83649.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ren-77599.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...tlc-77170.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ser-74382.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-69294.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...aqs-24178.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ser-70349.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ner-66361.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...hes-57689.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-51369.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ssary-340.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...hes-54247.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-51267.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-45183.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ushes-461.html

Best/Favorite Brushes
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-23430.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-42716.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-16759.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-82199.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-75341.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...art-45524.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...shes-6783.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...shes-7383.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-71364.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-29294.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...ead-62033.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-50803.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-26663.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...-up-40439.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...have-4517.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-55012.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...eed-49051.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-70179.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-10252.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...and-10597.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ion-57713.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...set-55489.html

SPECIFIC USE BRUSHES

Eyeshadow brush recs
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ase-74937.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-44323.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...shes-5645.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-34692.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ase-24295.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-16148.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-50056.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ves-29687.html

Face brush recs

http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...ush-68341.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-77199.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-26931.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...recs-6537.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-71504.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-26583.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...hes-37820.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-66973.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-57306.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...ush-71805.html

MAC BRUSHES

MAC BASICS

MAC Basics
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-75842.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-74902.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...shes-7952.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...why-69537.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...buy-34059.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-36290.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-28069.html

MAC eyeshadow brushes:
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...hes-82905.html
http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f11...oin-12079.html

OTHER BRUSHES

GENERAL INEXPENSIVE BRUSHES

Inexpensive Brushes
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