Well that was the most depressing hour of my life. I decided to google "beauty over 50" and I just feel like shooting myself lol. Apparently I'm supposed to wear tinted moisturizer (no foundation), 1-2 at most neutral eye shadows (no color under any circumstances) and forget about lipstick with color. Yes maam - keep that whole face as boring as neutral as possible. You guys have no idea how this does NOT jive with my personality. I've worn makeup my entire life and I cannot tell you how often I've had ppl come up to me if I'm at a makeup counter and ask me for advice because they thought I worked there. I understand at my ripe old age of 50 I shouldn't be glowing in the dark decked out with sparkles and glitter but my God, I just bought the Marc Jacobs Siren palette and I love it!! But apparently I should gather up all my non neutral makeup and bury it in the backyard. Say it isn't so.
Ok started looking for a highlight pencil for under my eyebrow.....am probably going with Anastasia Brow Duality, over Benefits High Brow... but as I started looking at the Benefits line, I found it somewhat confusing....so do people actually buy stay don't stray, as well as erase paste, as well as the eye brightener.....anyways, my question, which of these Benefits products should I start with? I am looking for a great face moisturizer, primer, brightener and tint, all in one would be FABULOUS! And it doesn't have to be just the Benefits line. And the best eye primer, brightener so that my makeup stays put? Thanx!!!!! MOST appreciated! Also, I am 57, so I would like to keep it age appropriate, Thank You!!!!
I am a 20 year old college student and am going on a semester long study abroad trip to Europe this fall, and would like suggestions for a quick, easy, and long-lasting face makeup routine? Also, I have acne prone and dry skin, so I would need products that cover my blemishes, would not worsen acne, and would moisturize my skin. Thank you!
I recently have fallen head over heels for Guerlain and purchased both the Lingerie de Peau foundation and BB (amazing products!). They are both a titch light for my present summer complexion but just ever so slightly. I've been using BareMinerals Ready Bronzer in Skinny Dip and it is nice but just wondering if there are better/other options. I don't want a glitter bomb face and I am prone to oiliness - OK massive oiliness. Any suggestions? I thought Guerlain was known for their bronzers but I haven't seen overly positive reviews. Thanks.
I have truly oily skin (like an oil slick within 2 hours after washing my face) & can't use intense cleansers because I also have hormonal skin from breastfeeding. I've found a skincare routine that's acceptable for the time-being, but cannot settle on a foundation I like. My MAC foundations have been oxidizing to horrid shades & I cannot for the life of me find a MUFE HD shade that comes close to matching. I've become so overwhelmed by being unable to be matched in stores that I don't know if I'm even trying good foundations for my skin. But here's the final catch: I'm allergic to aloe. So anything by Clinique is completely out of the question & so are several other brands. I'm hoping someone can help!
I just bought the LAURA MERCIER Tinted Moisturizer Broad Spectrum SPF 20 - Oil Free in nude because that was a choice when I did the color IQ. It looked ok in the store but when I went home to try it on it made me look slightly pale than my neck and chest. This might be an option for winter, but not summer. i also didn't like the white cast it gives off when taking a flash photo. Can anyone help me find the right shade and a foundation with minimal SPF? Thank you!
I need some help please! I'm looking for a concealer. I don't live close to any stores so I can't go in for a match but I wear Sephora Collection 8hr mattifying powder in number 40 (hazelnut). Any suggestions for what color/shade I should order. I'm not biased toward any brand in particular. Thanks!
Hey peeps! I've noticed quite a few of these posts, and was thinking it might be nice to a have a thread for people to ask other's opinions on how certain features/skin tones look with products we may want to try. Or...it'll end up being just another enabling thread...
I'm 51 years old w/ a fair/light complextion and dry skin. I want a setting powder that does not turn my sheer to med. foundation coverage completely matte but allows some of the 'dewy' moist look to remain. Which of these powders is best for that OR is there another powder you would recommend?
My sister needs help balancing her skin out. She has an oily AND dry t-zone because of a minor acne. She has dry skin at the center of her forehead, between the eye brows, on her nose, and her skin. She has a hard time sticking to skin routines because she sometimes goes out and doesn't come home, so her basic routine is: Neutrogena makeup remover wipes Clean & Clear Daily Pore Cleanser Paula's Choice 2% BHA exfoliant Simple Light Moisturizer or Cetaphil Moisturizing Lotion Tretinoin (only when she needs it) I don't have a solution for her ): She also can't wear some liquid foundations because they emphasize dry skin
So I've tried so many different products and I haven't found the perfect fit yet... The clinique dramatically different lotion just seemd to sit on top of my skin and not really moisturize. The clinique dramatically different gel was nice and light but too light that it disappeared within an hour or two and left my dry again. The first aid beauty moisturizer that comes in a cyliner pump container was okay, sometimes it burned sometimes it was good but never the perfect moisturization I needed. The simple rich moisturizer from drugstores (green bottle) didn't seem to work too well either, it was a bit too dense and sat on top of my skin as well and also burned at times. My skin has been pretty weird lately. Recently it has been more acne-prone, sensitive and dry but usually it's pretty good, no acne and more on the oily side. I've been using my clarisonic mia 2 with the murad clarifying cleanser, sometimes the st. ives apricot scrub (drugstore), sometimes the body shop blue corn face scrub, and the lush mask of magnemity (sorry wrong spelling). I'm 17 years old Asian girl with yellow undertones. (if this info helps out) I just want a more balanced face that isn't overly sensitve, dry or dull in appearance. Any suggestions would be wonderful. Thank you so much! **looking for anything under $70 would be great** Open to trying anything at this point.
I have dry and dehydrated skin from living in the cold winters of Canada and from drinking little water. I've started becoming healthier and began drinking more water, which has made my skin a lot better but it's still red and a bit dry. What are some really good products that will fix this and give me that naturally beautiful skin that all the SA's have? I thought it would be best if I asked here. When I got my last makeover the people helping me, as nice as they were, didn't do too many favors for my skin. Despite using products to stop the dryness my skin was dryer when I walked out than when I walked in.
Hi everyone! I recently received an email from Sephora that Kat Von D's Rehab Priming Elixir has been discontinued, and I am just heartbroken. I don't think anything else goes with the Lock-It Tattoo Foundation as much as it did. Does anyone know why it went out of stock or if it will ever be back in stock? I'm afraid that I'm just gonna have to suck it up and find a new holy grail primer. I have oily and acne prone skin. I have tried many primers out there. Benefit's The Porefessional and Too Faced Primed & Poreless- makes ANY makeup melt off of my face and I think it feels like grease. Smashbox More Than Primer Blemish Control feels a little sticky on my skin. Bareminerals Prime Time oil control primer is okay. Make Up For Ever's HD Microperfecting primer is good. But neither of these did what the Rehab Priming Elixir has done for me. Can anyone recommend something similar?
I'm going to Finland in October and right now, my color IQ is only showing the colors that would look good in during my summer shades. It says that I should wear Golden Honey because in the summer, Kat Von D Deep 66 kinda matches my skin tone (it's still a little bit dark but is passable). But when I tried to look up my old MUFE fall/winter color (dark beige), it also gives me golden honey. I don't think that's right but the next color up is soft tan and I know that would be too light (I don't consider myself tan"). No one is carrying D&G in store for me to try out (no stores that I could find) so what would be my best bet for a fall,matte color? I want to try to stay with D&G because I'm dying to try their line since I'\ve heard that they are spectacular.
Hi, I feel like I always choose blush colors that are too light (aka Nars Sex Appeal) that just disappear on my skin. Any recommendations for Auburn hair, Hazel eyes, Yellow/Neutral undertones, Very fair, slightly ruddy???!!!! THANKS!!!
Is there a product either cream or wipe that will reduce redness immediately after working out? I have very light skin and when I workout I get very red and it can take 30-40 mins post workout to get back to normal. I would love to find a product that would help reduce that time frame to make working out over lunch and prior to work in the morning easier. Would love suggestions.
I've been getting styes around my eyes lately and I know for a fact I've been cleaning and washing off my makeup daily and I never skip a day also I am very careful to keep my hands clean while removing my contacts. But why is it that I am still getting a stye?! And does anyone have this problems as well? I've heard that there are some chemical in some eye makeups that can cause others to have stye? If this is true, can anyone tell me what is the chemical that I would need to be aware of?
hi! funny-- though i am turning 17 in less than two months i have not yet begun to wear makeup. i have dark brown hair, eyes and fairly dark coloring (always attempting to tan ). i am looking for a sophisticated, simple, a touch more than natural look (i dont find the purple eyeshadow, pink cheeks and lips attractive) for a makeup design. if you have the time, what do you recommend?
Do you tend to match or contrast the undertones in the various shades you apply to your face? Not relative to skin tone, but relative to one another? I hadn't thought about it before today but for some reason on my drive to work I started wondering if people tended to, or there were any "rules" (unwritten, of course) regarding coordinating the undertones of eyeshadow, cheek and lip colors. Do you consciously or unconsciously opt for coordinating or contrasting warm and cool undertoned color products?
I want to try out the Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay- In- Place Foundation and maybe the Nars Sheer Matte Foudation but I don't know what shade I would be.... Here's a list of the shades i'm in in other foundations.. - MAC Pro Longwear: NW20 - Hourglass Immaculate: Shell - Urban Decay Naked Skin: 3.0 - Make Up For Ever Mat Velvet +: #30 - Smashbox Studio Skin 15 Hour: 1.1 - Smashbox Liquid Halo: #2 - Ole Henriksen CC Creme: Light - Make Up For Ever Duo Mat Powder Foundation: #201
My skin is very sensitive and retinol is the only anti-aging ingredient that I don't have an allergic reaction to. Vitamin C and AHA's make me break out and sometimes give me blisters. I've scoured ingredient lists when using the search tool, but would love some recommendations. I wish there was an option to choose both ingredient preferences and dislikes when searching.
I am looking for a new perfume, most of all one that lasts. I tried Narcisco Rodriquez Her in store and loved it, but now I am unsure, because the online reviews say that the smell doesn't last. Since it is expensive, I would want it to last quite a while. Do you guys have any recommendations? I currently have Miss Dior Cherie and Bronze Goddess by Estee Lauder.