Make-up is any ointment, powder or cream applied topically to the skin in order to improve or alter appearance. This category includes questions about the different types, brands and ingredients in cosmetics, and how to apply them to the body.

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Oral Health and Dental Care

Can you brush your teeth after using whitening strips?

Of course you can brush after using whitening strips! Most use the same bleaching compounds as "whitening" toothpastes.

Interestingly, you get more bang for your buck if you brush beforehand. It makes sense, scrubbing off any excess substances that would absorb whiteners, as well as creating a more even surface for the strips to work on.

There was a clinical trial done by R.W. Gerlach, et al. about this "Impact of Prior Tooth Brushing on Whitening Strip Clinical Response":

"According to crest, you should not brush immediately before applying the strips; but after applying strips, it is fine to brush gently"

Here is the Q and A from their site.

Q. Can I brush my teeth immediately before using Whitestrips?

A. Do NOT brush immediately BEFORE applying strips. To avoid gum irritation, allow for some time to pass after you have brushed your teeth to apply strips.

Q. Can I brush my teeth immediately after using Whitestrips?

A. Yes, after using Whitestrips, you can brush gently.

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Manicures and Pedicures

What nail polish goes best with tanned skin?

Contributors have said:

The best nail polish for tanned skin would be any light color, for example a light aqua color or a pale purple because it brings out your tan.

The NARS Orgasm nail polish is amazing with tanned skin. You can buy it from Fresh Fragrances & Cosmetics.

It sounds tacky but try a white nail polish with tanned skin. White really shows off the tan and, if it is painted nicely, it looks glamorous. Also a navy blue can look amazing with tanned skin. Try Barry M's Navy.

Anything would look great. Someone who is very tan could use a dark color. It always looks great.

Sinful Colors in Aqua, Silver, metallic colors, bright colors, if you are over the pastel phase!


  • Light pink (Maybelline ColorShow- Born With It)
  • Slate Grey (Forever 21- Gray)
  • Hot coral- pink (Essie- Camera)
  • Beige/ Gold (Essie- Buy me a Cameo)


  • Gold (Essie- Good as Gold)
  • Navy Blue (Orly- In the Navy)
  • Off- White (Orly- Au Champagne)


  • Nude (Butter London- Bumster)
  • Bubblegum Pink (Orly- Cotton Candy)
  • Dark Red/Oxblood (Butter London- Chancer)

Quite simply, pinks do the trick. Like medium pink.

Manicures and Pedicures

What brand of nail polish do most salons use?

Most salons use OPI and/or essie. They also offer gel nails and acrylics. Some nail salons use a variety of brands, but often they are not the best quality. Sally Hansen is pretty good but, other than that, you won't be getting that good of a manicure.

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Nail salons are quickly moving to gel polish because it's quick, it lasts a long time, fumes are less, the customer walks out the door with dry nails she or he can't mess up with car keys or seat belts, and (most important to the technician) it's not something most customers can do at home because it cures with a special light. The most popular brands are Shellac, Gelish and OPI.


How do you treat nails after taking off fake nails?

Weekly manicures are the key.Keep nails polished even if it's only clear.

keep nails short until they start to grow out. oil cuticles 2-3 times a day.


Who are the competitors of Revlon cosmetics?

In the U.S. major competitors are Maybelline and L'Oreal (owned by L'Oreal Inc) CoverGirl (owned by Procter and Gamble) and Avon (owned by Avon Inc.) Historically the major competitor was Estee Lauder.

L'Oreal is probably the top competitor of Revlon today because both brands have the same retail environment, price point, and target market.


What do people in barbados wear for casual clothes?

barbadians typically dress like anyone else. casual clothes include jeans, short pants, short denim skirts and casual tops like tank tops, tees, tube tops and vests. some tend to dress a bit more extravagant and call it casual, but those are the ones that have more money and can afford to dress as if they're walking down a runway and call it casual. but usually, casual dress here is just like it is anywhere else. Barbadians are very americanized when it comes to dress.

Job Interviews

How do you work for a major makeup company?

The best way to get involved with a Make up company straight away is through network Marketing. It will give you a huge insight into the running and understanding of how they do business. Whether this be via production, distribution or even the ingredients themselves.

Go to the company's website and fill out their application form - that's the easiest way to apply for any job anywhere!

Market Research

What is the brand definition for MAC Cosmetics?


stands for Makeup-Art-Cosmetics.


How can you make matte eyeshadow shimmer?

You could mix it with a little water and some highly pigmented glitter. Pigment means small pieces btw.

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Here's what ya do: Buy a container of shimmery eye shadow, and it should be a real light color - gold would work, off-white like a pearl is, something like that. When you do your eyes, apply all the eyeshadow you normally wear then, before you do your liner, use a large fluffy shadow brush to apply a light coat of shimmer shadow from lashline to browbone.


Where can you purchase max factor stay put makeup in toasted almond on line?

There's one seller on that has a little bit, but they want $39.95 per bottle for it. Max Factor, which is (or WAS - it's been discontinued in the US for years) drugstore makeup, isn't worth $40 per bottle. Rather than spending $40 per bottle for this stuff, go to a department store and get color-matched for a new brand of foundation.


How do you make a fake scar?

Use some dark color makeup, on the spot where you are faking your scar!

Use,a little bit of black,purple and blue,mix and apply on the spot.

Do not over use, just a dab on each spot of the skin and your done!


Where can you buy nail polish to do flicks on nails?

The best place I have found to purchase any sort of beauty supplies is ebay.

You can find some great products for very reasonable prices. Especially if you look in thw wholesale category.


What is drag makeup?

it is makeup a drag queen wears- as in a man dressed as a woman.


Is eyeshadow toxic?


Skin Care

What is the best procedure for evening skin tone in black women?

Buy a foundation, concealer and powder that matches your skin tone. This will even out your skin tone temporarily. If you're looking for permanent results, there are some products out there that might help do that.

Hope this helps!



How can makeup affect women?

Make-up was made to enhance the natural beauty of people. One way make-up affects women is by creating confidence for those who weren't so blessed to have perfect acne free skin, which in reality is almost everyone.

Make-up is also a form of art. Different personas of people create different looks and styles from attire to the way a person applies their make-up.

But please remember, wearing make-up doesn't mean that a person is "fake," it just means that we all don't have perfect skin of that we like to express ourselves with beautiful colors and designs.


What color nail polish to wear with a white dress?

I think you should wear a light blue, pretty pink, red, or light green. I suggest not to use any dark colors like black, brown, navy,or dark blue.


What do size zero models eat?

Basically there is no such thing as anything sized zero, if there was they would be naked. But i can tell you this. If they are models they'll have to keep in shape. So they mostly eat healthy stuff/non fat foods.

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Size 0 fits measurements from 30-22-32 to 33-25-35.


Where can you buy dark green nail polish?

You can buy it at Walmart, Target, Zellers, Claire's, Ardene's, Supermarkets(or Superstore) and Drugstores.And sometimes, stores like Aeropostale, Garage & Ricki's (and more) sell them.

I have Sally Hansen Hard as Nails Xtreme Wear: Emerald City and Essie: Going Incognito. I recommend that for dark green but; Essie: Stylenomics is what I STRONGLY recommend. It's the best dark green I have.

Hope this helped! x


Does Macy's sell Ultima II?

Only if you are a time-traveller.

Skin Care

Does kissing turn your lips dark?

No, when you kiss, more blood rushes into your lips, resulting in your lips being temporarily darker.


Who manufactures Cover Girl Cosmetics?

Procter & Gamble makes Cover Girl.


How do you make edible lip gloss?

Just gather the following ingredients: vegetable shortening, honey, unsweetened drink mix (Kool-Aid), hot water, and cake decorating glitter (optional). Mix 1 tbsp of solid vegetable shortening with 1 tsp of honey to make the base. In a separate bowl, mix the drink mix and 1/4 tsp of hot water until it is dissolved. Stir in as much of the drink mix as possible. Then add one drop of the water mixture to the base and stir well. Repeat until you get the color/flavor combination you want. If you choose, add glitter and stir. You can store it in the refrigerator for up to three days.


What sort of retailer sells lancome makeup?

Most beauty stores sell Lancome makeup, also the following stores sell the product also: Shoppers Drug Mart, Walmart, Zellers, Zehrs, J. C. Penny, Target, K-Mart, and most drug and health stores.

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Lancome is not sold in mass market stores like Walmart and Target. It IS sold at stores like Macy's and Nordstrom, who have beauty advisors to help customers with the products.


Who can you sell your unused makeup too?

You can sell it at places like eBay.


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