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Hey! I was hoping to get some suggestions!! What is everyone’s favorite brand of clean makeup for mature skin? I’m 43 and I feel like at this point some makeup is starting to settle into fine lines around my eyes. 

Re: Foundation

Hey Pumpkin!  Are you married to foundation?  I ask because I, found myself struggling to find one that would “work” and then at some point just rethought my goals and quit using it. What is it, specifically, that you want foundation to provide?

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It’s funny you say that, because I have started to not put any make up on under my eyes because I feel like it makes me look older… but I do think I need liquid foundation for the rest of my face. I work the night shift and I feel like if I don’t have foundation and blush on I look sick!!! 

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I think that you’ve fallen into the trap 🪤 a lot of us get into… you’ve internalized this image of yourself as normal, and so when you see your actual self… you view that as something ‘sick’ (or something else negative.)


I would actually recommend weaning yourself off of foundation. I think you’ll find you can actually love your skin. That doesn’t mean going cold turkey, or forgoing all makeup. I’m a big fan of Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturizer. She’s got a few different formulas and a good shade range; you can buy a travel size to just dip your toe in. 

After I stopped using foundation, I still kept using concealer… but eventually stopped using that. I still play with blush and bronzer. I love doing my eyes. But I found that once I stopped using foundation, I started focusing more towards my actual skin, and improved my routine. 

Re: Foundation

Look into a good hydrating primer before swapping your foundation. Sometimes the perfect primer can fix everything else 

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What’s your favorite primer?

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I’m on my second bottle of Armani foundation. It’s the best one yet for my mature skin, I’m 53. I don’t find that it settles at all, very smooth application and I no longer need to use powder over my makeup. I know it’s expensive but it’s the only product I’ve used that seems to work and look natural on my skin. 

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Can you tell me what specific Armani foundation you use? I want to try!

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I use the Luminous Silk and I buy the mini kind because I mix colours depending on the season. 

i have yet to find anything that looks like my skin the way this stuff does and I’ve tried a lot of brands!



Re: Foundation

I would recommend the nars light reflecting foundation. It is just a beautiful foundation for mature skin.

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