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  1. The 1 thing I don't leave the house with is Eyebrow Powder. I can go without foundation, eyeshadows or anything else, but Eyebrow Powder is a Must :-)
  2. I can recommend Milani Compact Mineral Makeup. It has really nice coverage, gives a smooth finish and keeps you matte but not dry.
  3. If you scroll down below the colors she lists the sizes. Foundation/Primer/Finishing Powder: Full Size: 30 grams net vol (10 grams net wt) sifter jar Sample Size: 1/2 tsp. in a 5 gram jar Glow Powder: Full Size: 20 grams net vol (4-5 grams net wt) sifter jar Sample Size: 1/8 tsp. in a 5 gram jar Blushes: Full Size: 10 grams net vol (2-3 grams net wt) sifter jar Sample Size: 1/8 tsp. in a 5 gram jar Eye Shadows: Full Size: 10 grams net vol (2-3 grams net wt) sifter jar Sample Size: 1/16 tsp. in a 5 gram jar
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    Makeup bag

    I'm using this one from Caboodles, and the best I've ever had. I can store my brushes laying in the trays, as well as small eyeshadows and loose powder so they can stand upright. On the other side I can store tall bottles like toner, cleanser and moisturizer, or maybe shampoo and conditioner.
  5. Dr.Hauschka Bronzer is matte and I totally love it. Never felt the need to look for something else since I have this one.
  6. Definitely not. I used to have oily skin, too, and after using the Oil/Soap Cleaning continuously 3 months, my skin turned to normal. I didn't have to use mattifying products anymore. Usually your skin is oily because you don't have enough oil on the surface, that's why your skin keeps producing oil. If you put oil on your skin, there is enough oil so that your skin doesn't need to produce oil. And, oil dissolves oil, so the oil on your face is being removed very gently. If you use a hot washcloth afterwards, your skin feels really moist and soft. I posted an article about the oil cleansing method here on the board today: http://www.makeuptalk.com/forums/f12...tml#post884229. Hope that helps you decide.
  7. You can get safflower oil in the grocery store. I get my oil in the organic department. You can use any natural soap. It depends on whether your skin is dry or oily. I heard the soaps at Chagrin Valley All Natural Handmade Soap are really good. Currently I'm using a soap from a german soapmaker, it's Olivias Soaps, and the one I'm using helps to make my pores look smaller, cleaner, and it's not drying it all.
  8. I found this really good article on the Long Hair Community. Hope it helps. When cleansing and moisturizing your skin, it is imperative that you keep in mind that oil disolves oil. Do not be afraid of applying oil to your face. Oil, alone, will not cause you blemishes. Pimples, cysts, zits, blackheads and whiteheads are a result of several different factors including hormones, bacteria, dead skin cells and the buildup of these factors. Your skin naturally produces oil because it needs it. It is not a malicious force to be reckoned with, it is there for the benefit of your skin. It is naturally occurring. Oil helps lubricate, heal, protect, and moisturize your skin so that it may function properly. Properly functioning skin is beautiful, clear, and glowing. While I'm talking about the benefits of oil applied externally, I'd like to mention how important it is to moisturize from the inside as well. WATER! Drink no less than 8 glasses of water a day. If your skin has issues with blemishes, drink up! Water will help release and remove the toxins from within, leaving behind glowing, dewey, toned skin. Carry a bottle of water around with you throughout the day so water is always available. Now, to the point of this article. Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) is used for moisture, while Castor Oil (CO) is used for cleansing. Castor Oil tends to be a bit on the thick side, so a mix of the two (EVOO/CO) is frequently used. This allows for the Castor Oil to really sink into the pores and draw out the dirt and grime to the surface. You can vary this ratio to match your skins needs. More EVOO for moisture or more CO for cleansing (25/75 EVOO/CO for Oily skin, or 75/25 EVOO/CO for dry skin). EVOO is incredibly high in antioxidants, while CO is excellent for drawing and healing. CO has been the focus of many books and medical discussion because of its seemingly "magical" healing properties. It only makes sense (after a bit of research) that one would use CO on their face to help treat blemishes and acne, or simply to make their skin look and feel better. As quoted in The Oil That Heals by Dr. McGarey, a country doctor (unknown?) states, "Castor oil will leave the body in better condition than it found it." The Routine: * Massage a substantial amount (the cup of your palm, while hand is held open) of EVOO/CO into your face and neck. This is to be done over makeup or any visible dirt. Take this time to give yourself a facial massage. Really work the oil into your skin. Take your time, breathe deeply, and relax. Sit down to do this if it helps. You, of course, do not have to sit and relax, but keep in mind that stress isn't good for your skin and you should take any moment you can to destress and let tension float away. * Take a washcloth, terry cloth or flannel preferred, and soak it in steamy hot water. Wring it out and drape it over your face. What we are doing is steaming your face as an esthetician would, but without the steam machine. You want to open your pores. This helps release any impurities from deep within your pores. * As the washcloth begins to cool, gently wipe the oil and dirt away. This will also help remove any dead skin cells that are stubbornly clinging on. * Rinse the washcloth out in hot water and wipe away any remaining impurities. You may have to do this two or three times more to remove any remaining dirt and oil residue, but it will come off leaving your skin with a beautiful, healthy glow. No additional cleansing is necessary. * After you have rinsed well, you can either splash your face with cool water to help tone and close your pores, or if your face feels tight, you can moisturize. * If your skin feels tight, take a tiny drop of your EVOO/CO, rub it between your clean, damp palms and pat it into your damp skin. Massage any oil residue into your skin so there is no film of oil left sitting on the surface. Being prone to breakouts, myself, I've found that this is perhaps the most important step. Your skin should glow now. The Long Hair Community - [Article] The Oil Cleansing Method, as requested.
  9. Hi I cleanse twice a day, I like the fresh cleaned feeling in the morning, too. I think others just use a tiny bit of oil, but I take a lot. It's about quartersize, just because I like to massage it into my skin, I think it doubles as cleanser and moisturizer. There are days I use a hot washcloth to remove the oil, and other days I use handmade soap to remove it. It's a little bit more drying when I use soap, and when my skin is really really dry, I only use a hot washcloth.
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