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|Do you actually recommend LimeCrime products? there is an entire tumblr dedicated to how she and her company are scamming people.|
Yeah, I do.
The issue with Doe Deere and LimeCrime is not that the products suck, it’s that Doe Deere is a rather unpleasant, immoral type of person and has offended several important people in the beauty-blogosphere and does not run a good business. It is apparent that she can’t take criticism and is very keen on becoming rich and successful, and that really rubs people the wrong way. People also freak out because LimeCrime official product photos are photoshopped, which I don’t think is that big of a deal… look at Maybelline mascara ads for gods sake. Besides, you can just look up swatches on Google.
But in the end, the products themselves are pretty good. There are lots of unique products, colors, and finishes, and although they’re a little pricey, they tend to be worth it. If we took Doe Deere out of the picture, I highly doubt that people would have such an issue with the brand. After all, the blog is called DoeDeereLies, not LimeCrimeBlows. :)
I’ve said many times that as a beauty blogger, I have taken a position that is blind to the ethics of a brand, and I focus solely on the quality of the products. For this reason I don’t choose to only review products that are cruelty-free, or vegan, or green companies, etc. So I will recommend certain LimeCrime products based on their quality, not on the experiences other people have had with the brand’s creator.
They say April showers bring May flowers.. well I sure hope so! This last week of April has certainly made me feel like summer is on it’s way finally, and I really can’t wait. All month long I’ve been obsessed with glowy skin and barely-there makeup. I’ve tried a few new products, and fallen back in love with some oldies as well! Hope you enjoy this month’s beauty Hits & Misses… click to see what I’m loving and leaving!
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|In regards to your makeup rant (the one with the MAC lipsticks) - You don't even ask us to pay you for your time and wonderful advice like some other beauty gurus do, so you should totally be able to do what you want, how you want, without catching any flak. Seriously, what kind of makeup you buy and wear is your business, regardless of your URL. So, thanks for having such a great blog and boo to the haters!|
Thank you thank you thank you for your support! I love blogging but when I sit here and think about how much time I put into it, it starts to feel a bit ridiculous… and that is only intensified whenever people have dumb things to say about what I do! I’m driven by passion and I love helping people out, but dang the negativity gets to me sometimes. So any kind words, like yours, mean more than you could EVER know and are what keeps me here doing what I do. I love every single one of you (well, the nice ones of you at least!) and knowing that you support me and appreciate the effort I put into this website means the world. <3
Dramatic Eye Makeup for Prom
by Michelle Phan
Hello to all of my prom girls and guys! This is the time of year when I get flooded with TONS of questions about specific hair and makeup looks for certain dress colors, styles, and so on. I love getting questions like this (mostly because I wish that I could go to prom again!) but as with most questions I get, I won’t be able to answer all of them. SO I wanted to make you aware of DrugstorePrincess’ prom tag, which is full of pictures of hair and makeup (as well as tips) that I found appropriate for prom!
Pick one feature that you want to make the focus - your eyes or your lips. If you are a makeup pro, you can certainly push the envelope, but if you are doing your own makeup and you don’t really have much experience, don’t try out some crazy idea that you’ve never practiced before! Keep it simple, youthful, and just a bit sexy, so that you can look back on your prom pics in years to come and not be embarrassed (I’m speaking from experience here!)
If you choose to put the focus on your lips - you will probably be a real standout at prom. Pick a lip color that compliments your attire, whether it be a matching shade or a standout red to contrast a neutral dress. Apply a lip stain or lip liner to your lips underneath your lipstick to make the look last, and keep your lipstick with you all night. Pair bold lips with a simple eye, like some classic-hollywood winged liner.
If you want to make your eyes stand out, decide whether you want to go neutral or colorful. Neutral eyes compliment every dress, hair, and skin tone.
To incorporate color into your eye makeup, pop just a bit in the same shade, or a variation of the shade of your outfit, on the center of your lid. Keep it neutral in the crease and outer corner to keep you from looking clownish or otherwise inappropriate for this formal occasion. Pair any bold eye look with a subtle lip and sculpted cheeks.
To updo, or not to updo - that is the question. Well, if your dress has straps, go for the updo, or at least pull the hair away from your face to show off the detail at your neckline & shoulder. If your dress is strapless, you can still do an updo IF you are comfortable baring so much of your shoulders and chest! Having some or all of your hair down could be more comfortable for people who aren’t used to wearing their hair up to begin with.
For some hair inspiration, check out http://drugstoreprincess.com/tagged/hairstyles - many you will be able to do yourself!
|I just started following, but I love your page already! Sorry if it has been asked before, but do you know of a lip plumping product that doesn't make your lips feel all sticky? I have the hardest time finding one! Thanks!! :)|
Aw, thank you so much! That makes me really happy :)
In general, “lip plumpers” don’t actually plump up your lips, they just create that illusion. They are either very shiny glosses, which visually create poutier looking lips, or they contain different ingredients like spices or mints that sting the skin of your lips, making you feel as though your lips are swelling. Of course they could also be a mixture of the two of these. Generally, lip plumping glosses are very thick and sticky on purpose to create a more 3-D effect on the lips, making them look larger. However any gloss will significantly make your lips appear poutier and more plump! My favorite glosses that aren’t sticky and still have a lot of color and thickness to them are Revlon Colorburst glosses!
Another really good idea that has been gaining a lot of popularity, are lip plumpers that come in a stick/pencil/crayon type of form. They are sheer and don’t feel like a sticky gloss, but still have that tingle and shine that people associate with lip plumpers!
Hard Candy All Glossed Up Lip Stains - $6 at Walmart
Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains - $7
Buxom Lip Tarnish - $19
Hope this helps you! Also check out my tips for making your lips look full and luscious with lipstick - here!
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