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Peregrine Took Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-21-08 08:39 PM
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Any makeup tips for over 50's...way over??
I'm always trying to push back the aging process naturally without wearing a whole ton of makeup with all the hormones they have nowadays - who needs that?

One thing I've noticed is, as you age, among all the other things that happen to you - your eyelids start drooping giving you a sleepy, old, tired look. What I've been trying to do to "tweak" this look is to dot eyeliner on the upper lid and use a medium dark shade of eyeshadow in the crease for a more wide open look. Its important to try to blend that crease shadow, though, as it looks terrible if its obvious.

As my skin is getting the nasty "crepy" look (I notice that, up close, Hillary is getting it too) and no moisturizer I've used can thwart that. Lately I've been using the tiniest, tiniest bit of vaseline on my face as it stays there all day and give you a little youthful shine - you just have to be very careful about using it.

For my lips I use Burt's Bee's "rhubarb" as it has some color, which I need, but not too much - that's a definite "no no." Like Cindy McCain and that dark lipstick- scary!
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Darth_Kitten Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Feb-22-08 08:05 PM
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1. try benefit cosmetics.........
they have some interesting makeup items......they have some items for highlighting your eyes, give you a nice all over glow (without having to wear tons of foundation, which I think ages you at ANY age, know it does me, and I'm in my 30's)

stay away from dark, dark, colours. :)



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raccoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Feb-25-08 10:01 AM
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2. And why is it the older we get the more dark red lipstick makes us look mean?

Or at least it does me. :-)
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hippywife Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Feb-28-08 07:57 PM
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3. I never could wear lipstick.
It always made my lips look like they entered the room way ahead of me!

Anyway, these days, I wear no makeup at all. I'll be 50 this summer.
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XanaDUer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-02-08 10:24 AM
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4. I'm 42, and I've been using this makeup for years
Edited on Sun Mar-02-08 10:26 AM by XanaDUer
www.paulaschoice.com

Not only is it the highest quality cosmetic available, the owner, Paula Begoun, is very into educating women on the ripoffs that women have been subjected to over the decades with makeup companies.

She has written many books about this.

I'm 42, and I am taken for 32 years of age. Also, please wear sunscreen all the time! It makes a real difference.

Paula's company has easy-to-follow skin-care routines, too, and kits for dry skin, dealing with rosacea, etc.

Check it out.

:hi:
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japple Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Mar-04-08 10:14 AM
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5. Burt's Bees makes the best tinted moisturizer. Also the
best concealer I've ever found. It matches my skin perfectly. And the moisturizer gives a small amount of "foundation" type coverage without being heavy or cakey. It never gets that dried-out look.

I've seen cosmeticians put a dab of concealer on the place where your eyes meet your nose--just in the inside corner of your eye at the base of the bridge of your nose. They say it perks up your whole eye, and I think I can tell a difference.

To make my "disappearing" eyebrows look fuller, I fill them in with an eyebrow pencil, then brush with an eyebrow brush. It looks more natural and not too dark. One of my aunts used the darkest black eyebrow pencil and draws heavy, exaggerated brows that look like they came out of the funny papers. It was so unnatural looking and I could never think of a nice way to tell her.

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