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u/poxteeth · 8 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I don't know of any indies that make pencil eyeliners. There are some that do gel liners, which I think are the best of both worlds...the control of a pencil, the smoothness of a liquid. I'm pretty sure I've seen some from indie brands, but I don't own any. Maybe someone else has more info on that.

You need brushes, but they don't have to be super expensive. I use EcoTools and Elf brushes which you can get in drug stores. They do the job fine. Brushes with short, stubby bristles are better for packing on pigment, I usually use this for my main lid shade, softer brushes are better for blending, and narrow, stiff brushes are better for precision application.

As for eyeshadow...first eyeshadow primer sounds like a stupid product, but it will make your eyeshadow last all day without creasing or falling onto your cheeks. I like Eccentric Cosmetics primer, but Wet N Wild's Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer is pretty good, is $5 and you can buy it almost everywhere.

Most indie brands only offer loose shadow. A few have pressed shadows, but they cost more and you can't get pressed samples. If I were you, I'd get a few mini jars or samples (indie shadow samples come in plastic baggies, it's easier to use them if you dump them into these). Choose a few dark colors, a few medium colors, and a few light colors (colors significantly lighter than your skin to function as highlights), since you're just starting, I'd recommend going for "neurals with a twist" because it's easier to do cohesive looks with a more or less neutral pallette. Shiro is often recommended to beginners, they have a wide range of colors and finishes and very inexpensive samples, My Pretty Zombie has fewer colors but you can get sample sets sent letter mail which cuts down the cost. Watch some basic eyeshadow tutorials on YouTube (I don't follow many makeup channels, perhaps someone else can chime in) or find some blogs with pictures and instructions like this or this and just practice.

u/shamac13 · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I'm at work right now, so I can't take any pictures, but if anyone's interested I can add some later. My storage is pretty hodge-podge because I don't have a lot of space, and I'm in the midst of trying to rearrange things in my room as well. I have three of these containers for my indies -- one for just lip products, and the other two for eyeshadows and face products. I also have one of those drawers for mainstream makeup (one drawer for face products, one for eyes, one for lippies). I've moved all my sample eyeshadow baggies to the box my Blackbox came in. I have separate makeup bags full of foil samples and one of deluxe samples (both indie and mainstream stuff).

I keep all of the bath/body products I often use in a two-drawer tower in the bathroom cabinet (daily things are in the shower or in the limited space on my bathroom counter. All of the bath and body products I have backlogs of (whipped/cream soaps, scrubs, lotion and body butters, bar soaps, bath melts, etc.) are in two separate decorative boxes -- a bigger one for full-size products, and a smaller one for the sample/mini sizes. It works since I only need to go in when something needs replacing. My skin glossing oils and body oils are currently on top of my armoire along with a bunch of candles.

For my perfumes, I recently found a pretty keepsake box at Ross; it's cardboard but stiff, and the perfect size vertically for all but my Midsummer Dreams Apothecary full-size bottle of Mermaid. The top lifts up and it secures with a magnet. It's the closest thing to what I was looking for, cheap, and pretty, so I'm happy with it! Right now I have my squat samples in there along with my full-size and bitsy-sized perfumes (they're sitting in two boxes from the Paintbox Soapworks sample soap set) as well as my full-size and sample solids (also contained in a smaller box). My regular-sized vial samples are all stored in bullet containers (I have three and need a fourth) -- I'm so glad I followed that recommendation from others here because it's perfect! The one thing I'm still struggling to find storage for are the longer sample vials that won't fit in the bullet containers. Right now I've got those in the used-up mini-candle jars from Bath & Body Works. I'd like to find something different where I can still stand them up, but I'll probably end up moving those to my perfume box as well.

So, yeah. It's a crazy system but it's what I've got, and I'm constantly trying to improve it. I just have no space for a vanity and little space for storage otherwise, so for now I have to make it work!

u/daisyismydog · 6 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Definitely pick up at least a trial tube of pixie epoxy, and here is a blog post (not mine) about how to work with it: http://thepaintedmask.wordpress.com/2010/11/26/technique-working-with-fyrinnae-pixie-epoxy/

I haven't tried Darling Girl's Glitter Glue myself, but it's supposed to be like pixie epoxy but easier to blend with + it works with mattes! So that could also be another option. But you'll definitely want at least one of them as it will help with lasting power and color intensity (not my blog! /u/aikoekadan is the blogger for this one!).

Fyrinnae comes in little jars. What I like doing is flipping it over (bottom up) for a second and then using the eyeshadow that is on the lid of the jar. There's always enough for two eyes completely with leftover shadow for me!

I personally store my loose eyeshadows (and pretty much all my makeup) in these Interdesign clear drawers which I find pretty convenient. The drawers are removable which I find is super nice and here is a picture showing how much they hold.

u/dutchesse · 14 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Honestly? You will screw up once or twice when you first start, but generally, it's a fairly easy process and you'll save yourself a lot of money in the long run by doing it yourself.

Just to give you an idea of how I do it, here are the items I use. If you have Amazon Student/Prime, it'll be even easier:

  • 26mm palette (this one is $19/3)

  • Pipettes

  • Jojoba oil

  • Double-ended spatula

  • Alcohol (I believe mine is 70%, but I'm not able to check on that. Either way, if you're living in a dorm, this is something you may want to have anyways in a first aid kit)

    For me, I mix it in small tupperware (obviously, I don't use this for storing food at anymore). For 2 small packets of Shiro samples (or even a minijar (both of which fit comfortably in the aforementioned palette)), I use a mixture of no more than 3 drops of jojoba oil and use alcohol to mix it into a paste, of which I then place into the aluminum palette.

    You don't want to use an excessive amount of the oil because then it will almost never dry and dilute the color. Whereas, alcohol evaporates out faster so you want to use more of the alcohol than the jojoba oil (or whatever binding solution you choose). Once it gets dried down to a certain point, you can press if you choose to, but I never feel I need to when I do it this way because it's generally pretty uniform.

    I know dorm rooms are crampy, but you can do this anywhere once you get the hang of it and for cheaper than having someone else do it (especially if you take into consideration the excessive shipping costs--which will be more than the cost of what you'd be using for some of these products alone).

    ETA: Added details.
u/greeenscreeen · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I'm ready for this question! I have a whole bookmark tab because I'm planning on building a vanity and redoing all of my storage. I'll give you a sneak peak into it (; Let me know if you want more! I have a bit more than a dozen of these things saved.


First up, acrylic drawer organizers!. Much cheaper than most other competition I've seen. I use these to house blush and bronzer and whatnot. If you guys can find a flaw in the first one I linked please let me know since that is what I'm planning on buying!


For samples, lots of people go for ammo boxes but I'm thinking of buying test tube racks/cases such as this or this. There's also a stainless steel options of the later version that look really pretty but are much more expensive and since these will be in drawers...I don't care quite that much.


If you do go for ammo boxes, however, this particular box has been mentioned several times in the past. It won't fit the longer or short and fat samples, but it'll do fine for most others. I don't care for it because of the color options, to be quite honest about it. It's a superficial thing and if you don't care I've seen many great reviews of this box.


For full-sized bottles, I've seen people use cake stands and pretty trays but since perfumes are light sensitive I plan on hanging a spice rack like this one inside a cabinet. Really you can hang it anywhere as long as it's out of light and humidity (so not in your bathroom!).

u/spunky-omelette · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I'm using the SPF 45 version, although it was $19 when I bought it. I think you should give the cleansing oil blend a shot though! If you know they both work for you, why not?

I find the sunscreen plays nice with my Super Serum, but not as nice with Mama's Helper for some reason. With Mama's Helper it balls up and flakes off, but it settles perfectly with the Super Serum. Go figure.

u/_frankiee_ · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

hey, kinda weird bringing this up again, but if you do want to bring your entire perfume collection - ammo boxes. this one fits 1 mL samples perfectly and [this one] (https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001F0NU2E) is perfect for 2 mL. Hope this helps :)

I just got the one to fit all my 1 mL samples in today and oh my god, it's so perfect, I can't believe I didn't do this sooner. also, apparently the one I linked for 2 mL also works for 1 mL, they stand right above the divider

u/playingdecoy · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Chiming in because I'm a loudmouth: I can't compare old sample sizes to new, because I just received my first order, but I felt my samples were pretty generous. For only $1, there's enough there for multiple applications of each product. They shadows are so pigmented and cover/blend so easily, you can get away with using the tiniest little amount. I bet I could get at LEAST ten uses out of each sample - at the very least. Probably more! I got little plastic jars from Amazon because I didn't want to screw around with the baggies, and then I just emptied the baggies into the jars. The circular label stickers from the bags fit pretty neatly on the jar lids, and the sample fills about 1/3 of the jar.

u/BearSmasher · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

If conformity with other indie jars is not an issue, you could consider bead jars. I have the Darice 30 bead jar (I love the clear case it comes in) which is about 1.5" high and .75-1" wide. They have many other sizes, like this one. If you have a JoAnn's or Micheal's nearby, they often have 40-75% off of retail items coupon you can print out on their website that are shared between the two stores.

I also have a bunch of unused bead jars from the 30 jar set you could have for free + shipping if you don't care about the clear rectangle case.

u/kiwimangoes · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I actually started buying bath & body stuff on Etsy years before I ever found this sub (or reddit!) I was just looking for natural products for my husband's sensitive skin. Eventually I got into makeup subscriptions, which then led me again to want natural cosmetics for myself...and so found my way here. :)

I don't think I'll ever bother pressing, personally. I'm comfortable using loose product and it just seems like too much hassle for me. I've purchased sample baggies and after much griping to my hubby over using them, he surprised me with a whole bunch of small jars to put them in. :)

u/nighttvales · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

Yep! I have this guy.

I haven't had luck with primarily tea scents on my skin yet so I usually just away, but this sounds so nice I'd pick it up for my home! If it works on my skin that's just a bonus. Thank you for your feedback. It's definitely going on my wishlist.

u/optical_delusion · 3 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Photo for sizing comparison.

I can't include every vendor's name, there are just too many so hopefully that sizing photo will help you. I haven't included Sixteen92's 2ml sample in a case because I just put mine in the side of the Plano 12 or 16 Gauge box.

BPAL's imps are also 1ml. BPAL full size fits, tight into a 10-12 gauge ammo case.

u/zesty-mordant · 3 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Maybe! De-bagging makes things a lot less messy for me, at least. I (and others around here) use Darice bead jars, which are fairly affordable and store nicely. Bonus: the little round labels that Shiro includes with sample baggies fit almost perfectly on the top or bottom of the linked jars.

u/honey_tar0t · 8 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Thank you! I found them on amazon and you get 50 5g jars which is about the perfect size for the samples. I don’t fill them all the way with wax though so they smell very strong.

amazon link to vials

u/frumperbell · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Yknow, I almost got you some Performance Colors pressed shadows in the exchange, but I couldn't decide what colors to get you.

As far as storage, I found this at my local Micheals. There's also a 30 pc version for a couple bucks cheaper.

If you like Jasmine, sixteen92's Hellebore is so good. You might like Ex Tenebris Lux too.

And if you need brushes, BH Cosmetics is running a good sale right now.

u/aumerle · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

It's a 38/357, like this one! I can't take credit for the idea, I learned it from the lovely women here (: Larger ammo boxes for lipsticks! Why didn't I think of that!? What size may I ask?

u/violinkeri · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

Someone here recommended these and they are perfect! I take the label off the baggie and put it on the lid or the side of the little jar. They are screw top, not snap, but so far I am loving it! plus the jars come out so you can rearrange, etc.

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u/thewindupbirds · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

The absolute best solution I have found is--I kid you not--bullet holders, like this one. A vial fits in it PERFECTLY and you can fit a ton in there. I even have an Excel spreadsheet keeping track of what is placed where in mine, color coded for what I've tried, what I want to get full sizes of, and what blends are rare... but I also have a bit of an organizing addiction.

u/caramelapplesauce · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

Yep! I bought this and it fits my eyeshadow sample baggies perfectly :)
The Shiro labels go on almost exactly (I suggest putting them on the bottom so you can see colors from above), and I put Aromaleigh labels on the side.

u/splat-blam · 7 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I have this one and love it. You could put one flat piece of bubble wrap on the top of all the imps once they are in there, to provide a barrier between the tops of them and the top of the ammo case.

u/more_tea_wesley · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I keep all my samples in bead storage containers - these in particular. It's the best solution I've found so far. Everything is contained in its own little jar, and since the box and lids are clear, you can see everything at once.

u/harry_manbacks · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I have these cute little 2 ml roller balls that I decant samples that I really like into (it's great for the Sixteen92 2 ml samples or duplicate 1 ml samples). I keep my other samples in ammo boxes. Here's an example (not mine). I have these ones.

I'm kind of a sample hoarder, lol. I only swap/sell samples if dislike the scent or feel meh about it, have duplicates or if I buy a full size. I've had hit or miss blind buying full sizes (and have then had difficulty reselling them), so I'm not keen on buying FS "blindly" unless they're limited edition and I think I'll like them (for example I just blind bought full sizes of DC's recent releases, but I have faith that I'll either like them or be able to destash them fairly easily).

u/echopandora · 3 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

This one is the one I bought and it works pretty well. They stack on top of each other for good storage too.

u/freddysbaaack · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I got one of these, it fits deconstructing eden and sixteen92 edp samples perfectly (don't have any wylde ivy). =)

u/Wonder-Cat · 4 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I bought a diffuser on amazon for around $20 and use it frequently with perfume oils I like, but I don't like on my skin. It works great and a little oil goes a long way!

u/ellaingreen · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B00AKYYSCM/ref=shptrk_scth these ones. The Meow ones are the 5 gram, I think? The acrylic case came with these:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0036C0RT8/ref=shptrk_scth which I would NOT recommend. The threads on the lids don't really match up half of the time and quite a few lids were cracked and wouldn't close at all. The case is super nice though.

u/chibimorph · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I recommend buying eyeshadow samples - in my experience, Shiro's samples are actually quite generous. You can store your shadows in bead containers like this: Darice Bead Storage on Amazon or you can buy 5g or 3g jars (from a variety of vendors including Amazon, TKB trading, Coastal Scents, etc).

There is a bit of a learning curve with loose powders, but overall you can use them similarly to pressed shadows.

Also, the Fyrinnae customer service issue has since been resolved (the person creating problems has been fired and the owner has joined this subreddit and is awesome) - you may compile your wishlist as you please :)

u/Emmilein · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

seconding this I use these 3g jars and they work pretty well! I purchased from this seller twice and haven't had any issues with any of the jars so far.

u/tightslacks · 4 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

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It's a great dystopian story revolving around dysfunctional teens.

u/theaxolotlgod · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I've had a great experience with these jars!

u/acut3angle · 3 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Hmm, I bought my jars from Amazon. And son of a b, I bought them for $12 and now they are $6.93!

Now, they are a bit taller than the normal eyeshadow jars you'll get from companies, but they are cheap haha.

u/GarbaGarba · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

These are the ones I get. They work beautifully!

u/lifeislookingup · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I use [this] (https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B001F0NU2E/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o07_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) ammo box to store perfume samples. It's the perfect height for storing Sixteen92 sample tubes too!

u/hybbprqag · 8 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I bought these off of amazon.com along with these tins. I wanted to use these because I thought it was more appropriate for Minecraft-themed shadows to be in since they're block-shaped instead of round. I didn't have a pressing tile to match, so I made one out of super sculpey. The tins don't stick in on their own, so I glued them in place with a dot of glue stick.

u/marygator81 · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I also bought my jars from Amazon, but I know places like TKB trading also sells these jars in bulk.

u/normalcypolice · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I mostly use the bead trays from Michael's for samples, but for full sizes/heavy rotation items I stick them in clear plastic drawers like this!

u/ifweburn · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I got curious and just looked; it's on Amazon's Australian site as well.

u/AshMeAnything · 3 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Kinda! You clip it to your vent, and the air blows through fabric to make it smell good. This is what I have: Car aromatherapy diffuser

u/llamallamalizard · 3 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I think my massive clumsiness and propensity to spill everything I touch has gotten me to the point where it's more of an investment in not wasting money on samples I'll never use because I can't open vials without getting the oil inside everywhere. Sort of like how I decant my eyeshadow samples into these http://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B002DPINS6/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 because I know I will spill those little baggies all over and this way I'm much more likely to use the samples. And I like consistency. shrugs YMMV, of course.

u/trigatee · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I bought these : http://www.amazon.com/Darice-2025-251-Clear-Container-Storage/dp/B002DPINS6 - my criteria was that the storage needed to be clear. I can stick the labels from the baggies on the bottom of the little jars so that I can tel what's what!

u/astraelly · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Re: perfume storage, ammo boxes have worked fine for me and they're quite a bit cheaper!

u/marcelinevqn · 2 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

tkb trading, they have everything and for a good price!

Edit: I just looked for some more tins and more of these palettes and they no longer carry them on tkb. They do have it on amazon

u/why_42 · 5 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

I use these for samples and I couldn't be happier. I have 3 mostly full already and I'm filling a 4th for my sister. You can fit most labels on the lid or the bottom.

u/ThirteenDream · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

On Amazon, the 5 gram jars are usually slightly cheaper than the 3 gram jars.
adon Prime
I also bought the bead container ones, but those jars wear really big. I don't use them for eyeshadow.

u/StarryWayfarer · 4 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Ammo Boxes!
This is how I store my HoG Perfume samples in the lil 1ml bottles

u/jadedsurrealism · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

Any insight on these? I was planning to pick some up on payday...

u/Uronenonlyme · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I had this idea of purchasing poker chip trays like these and storing the eyeshadows on their sides by color in the drawers of my vanity. ...Now to just purchase a vanity with drawers.

u/lolinfi · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

Right here! :D

They come as a set; I'm not sure if you can buy them separately, sorry :(

u/pridwyn · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

Thank you!

I keep all of my loose shadows in a bead container, seen on Amazon here. I sort all of my shadows based on color, and stack them in an order that doesn't change. So I roll a die to pick which box of smaller containers, then again to see which column to pick, then again to see how far down the row I should go. If I pick a shadow that I've used before (since the purpose is to use the shadows that I don't use) then I roll again.

u/hellatkk · 1 pointr/Indiemakeupandmore

I have a combination of these and these. Avoid the latter! I didn't find out until after I ordered the 50 pack that the bottom of the jars is indented - it means if you try to stick a label on the bottom, it gets all scrunched up and wrinkled :(

u/blue-eyed-crow · 3 pointsr/Indiemakeupandmore

Favourite books I read quite a bit so my favourites change often, but I really like The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón, Wuthering Heights by Emily Brontë, The Mists of Avalon by Marion Zimmer Bradley, and The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett. I also really like somewhat unusual children's books like, The Trouble with Gran, MacMurtrey's Wall, and The Pobble who has no toes.

Favourite films The Princess Bride, About Time, The Neverending Story, and Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves (yes, the terrible one with Kevin Costner and his American accent!) and I wouldn't call it a favourite, but for some reason whenever Practical Magic is on tv I have to watch it. It's like a weird compulsion.

Favourite bands/singers My musical taste varies widely, so I will try to cover a few genres, Led Zeppelin (always and forever), Stan Rogers, Blood for Blood, Hozier, Richie Havens, Flogging Molly, Dead Can Dance, Sheer Terror, and The Pogues. I'll stop there!

Weird facts about me I have a mild form of Synesthesia, I'm afraid of spiders, and I HATE onions, I don't even like to look at them!