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Do You Take Texture Into Consideration When Applying Makeup?

When choosing your makeup look du jour, do you think about how to best combine the differences in textures, or do you only really think about color? Here's a look from the 2008 Fall runways, that pairs a powder bronzer with a matte lip and subtle dewy eyes. How important is the texture vs. the color of your makeup when you're planning out your look?


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puddlesworth puddlesworth 9 years
the texture and color both have to be great or I wont use it.
Elizabth Elizabth 9 years
Color is important to me and as far as texture it can't be to heavy
katie_c katie_c 9 years
i never really thought about it but i like this look a lot.
ms_dior_cherie ms_dior_cherie 9 years
Texture is important to me, but if the colors don't go together, I'll choose something else
enSue enSue 9 years
Color AND texture are both important to me. If one or the other isn't working, then the entire look could appear "off." Make-up selection and application can tend to be an art form.
tmmkitten tmmkitten 9 years
texture is a huge deal to me. i have very dry, acne prone skin, with eczema. if i use too much foundation because the texture is off, it makes me look 20 years older. or if the shadow is so shimmery/slickery it covers my whole face, it just isn't going to work.
AllaWallaBalla AllaWallaBalla 9 years
For me, texture plays a part in my makeup-related decision in a multitude of ways. To begin with, I have to consider my skin's natural texture (oily/acne-prone) when selecting a foundation to ensure that the two are compatible (i.e. anything that isn't mattifying or contains oil will only make me look like a baking sheet at best and cause acne at worst). Secondly, there's the unspoken "cream to cream, powder to powder" rule of application: if one cannot apply a cream blush to a matte foundation and/or powdered face because it will cause streaking and one cannot apply a powder blush on top of liquid foundation that hasn't been set with powder.
bluecanary bluecanary 9 years
I have combo skin so texture is something I pay attention to and struggle with everyday. Too matte under my eyes and I look way older than I am, too "dewy" and I look like a greasy teenager. Matte and sheer eyeshadows with glossy lashes, etc... It's a lot of flipping work! :)
msgolitelee msgolitelee 9 years
both are so important, i wish more people would pay attention to these details when applying makeup.
pink-elephant pink-elephant 9 years
both are important...but if the color isn't right, it throws the whole look off. Sometimes textures can be tricky and my face will end up looking too cakey and more like a mask if I'm not careful.
gingrlj gingrlj 9 years
of course you need to consider both! Texture is important for your skin current condition while color is a fun way to play up or down.
SugarCat SugarCat 9 years
I most always do a glossy lip with te shimmrey eyes, but pare it way down during the day. I know that a few times I've felt self concious using Urban Decay xxx gloss at work, haha.
aSLAMMINhottie aSLAMMINhottie 9 years
I love glossy lips, but I try to avoid pairing it with shimmery or smokey eyes; I go from saucy to OMFG ARE YOU A PUSSYCAT DOLL?! fairly easily.
sweety54992003 sweety54992003 9 years
I take texture into consideration but not always
erratic-assassin erratic-assassin 9 years
texture mosdef. Anyone can really wear any color, but the quantity of use with the texture makes an eeeeenormous difference.
bailaoragaditana bailaoragaditana 9 years
I probably care more about the color, but texture's quite essential - I'm not going to pair something metallic with something matte, or high-gloss with too much shimmer...
omilawd omilawd 9 years
I care more about texture. If it doesn't look or feel right, then the color's not going to matter.
emalove emalove 9 years
I care more about color, but I do take both into consideration. I like everything to be complimentary to each other.
ElissaM ElissaM 9 years
To much eye makeup...
Dana18 Dana18 9 years
Im' all about the color. But if the texure of the make is not right I would not wear it.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
Texture and color are both very important. I don't like to overload on shimmer or matte but the colors need to work together so I have a lot of choices. Which explains the fact that my train case barely closes anymore. :rotfl:
MOMto2Kitties MOMto2Kitties 9 years
Ugh! I remember when I first used foundation at age 13, omg, it was some cheap and masky stuff and it made my face look cakey and orangy.
the-makeup-blogette the-makeup-blogette 9 years
i am all about texture!!!
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I think everything shoudl go together, colour and texture included :)
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
The finish of the makeup of course matters, I think anything too shimmery or bold during the day is a huge no no. But I think overall making sure the colors you wear compliment you is much more important.
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