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57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

You look great for your age! What exactly are you looking for? Are you looking for foundation, eye shadow, blush, etc.? Or are you looking for suggestions on looks you can do?

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Good questions Andy. I realized that I was a little vague after I hit "POST". I'm interested in the whole thing- not afraid of makeup. Here's a question, although I have a fairly young look, what do you think about shimmery shadows? Also a powder foundation or a liquid? I want long wearing, bright lips.

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

I think you can pull off eye shadows that aren't too shimmery. Look for something with a satin finish, which looks matte, but has a slight sheen.

 

I will always love liquid foundation. For some reason, I just don't like powder foundations. I personally liquid foundations because you can do so much with it and there's different finishes to choose from. What's your skin type?

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

If I look like that at 57 I think I'll consider myself a very lucky Woman!!!  Someone has been taking very good care of themselvesSmiley Wink  

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

My mom is in her 60's and some people think she looks really young, like mid 40's. And guess what? She never used anti aging products. It's amazing!

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Thanks so much. Smiley Happy

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

The world is your oyster! Smiley Happy

 

For starters, congrats on the upcoming big day! In terms of what you can "get away with", look at your big day's look as more of "what you want to wear and have remembered". Obviously photos will be a big part so to avoid having things appear to jarring or out of character, stick with something you're comfortable and confident in wearing. Something that makes you feel beautiful, but still you. For instance, if you're a simplistic gal, this is not the time to bust into a full fringe of heavy lashes, dark eyes, and bold lips as not only will the maintenance of the look become just one more worry for the big day, but it will also come across as not you and not natural, there's nothing wrong with keeping things more streamlined if in fact that's your personality and tastes.

 

From your image I have to say your cheekbones are stunning!!!! Your eyes are also shapely and grab my eye quickly. Smiley Happy Perhaps you can play up with a defining eye look in neutrals to just emphasize their shape and sport a lengthening, defining mascara to amp up lashes (a couple of false lash clusters won't hurt or a more gradient strip of natural looking lashes) plus a fresh peach colored blush to give a pop of color to your cheeks and a hint of bronzer along your cheekbones to further amp up that bone structure.

 

Your groom is a lucky one, keep a long wearing lip stain handy to be sure he won't kiss off your lip color! Smiley Very Happy

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Thanks for the advice. I thought about a few extra lashes- maybe I'll do that. I just bought Laura Geller Balance n Brighten brush on foundation because I heard it looks good in pics and I'm plagued with hot flushes. I don't want my foundation sliding off my face. But, I think I look a little powdery with it on. I used to be a Lancome beauty advisor so I'm ok with application. I like the idea of a peach blush- any ideas on a brand? I prefer a cream.

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Try a foundation primer to aid in keeping make up where it should and also improving how make up wears on your skin. Check out the below thread for a break down of types to help find what suits your skin and needs:

http://community.sephora.com/t5/Ask-The-Experts/face-primer/m-p/1500696/highlight/true#M39615

 

If you experience hot flashes or easily get flushed, definitely opt for a more peachy blush, this will not only help brighten, but also prevent from adding more pink/red to contend with. Tarte's Tipsy is a great shade, and Blissful is balanced pink/peachy blend if you don't want to step away from pink entirely. These shades are also available in their powder and gel-stain stick form and can be easily applied with finger tips or buffing out with a synthetic brush.

 

Tarte also makes some lovely long wearing lip colors and stains!

 

 

 

 

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

If you find that you look a little powder, you can take a makeup mist like MAC Fix+ or Skindinavia finishing spray and it will take away the powdery look.

 

Make Up For Ever HD Blush is AMAZING! It lasts all day and looks great in pictures, hence the "HD" in the name. There's a lot of shades to choose from and 225 is described as peachy pink.

 

http://www.sephora.com/hd-blush-P384744?skuId=1574540

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Excellent suggestions. Thank you Andy.

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Just dropped by to say Lylysa was here, so I know you already got great advice.  (Still hoping for a Dear Lylysa thread).

 

Congrats on the wedding!

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

You're a gem, NotCreative! I cannot say how much your confidence in what I share means to me, I encourage any and all users to always shoot me a personal message if there's any assistance I can provide them with!

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Thanks.  I am actually sending you one right now.  I have gotten a few opinions on this, but I trust you most.  No need to post a thread when your answer is the only one I care about on this particular matter.

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

It's your wedding day so essentially you can get away with anything your heart desires!  I went with a neutral smokey eye and a cherry lip stain.  And don't forget waterproof mascara!! Tears flow at the weirdest times during your wedding And running mascara is not a good look for any bride! 

Congrats on your upcoming big day!! 

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

I didn't think of waterproof mascara! 

Spoiler
 

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Skin type- normal to dry, but slick in the summer. I usually wear Lancome Renergie Lift. 

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

That is the foundation I wear as well.  When I want a lighter look or am in a hurry, I use Benefit's Big Easy.  It spreads faster and dries matte, so you do not need a powder on top.

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

I would definitely suggest using a primer to help prolong the wear of your foundation. A few favorites are the Benefit Porefessional, Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer, and Becca Ever Matte primer. 

 

http://www.sephora.com/the-porefessional-P264900?skuId=1259068

 

http://www.sephora.com/veil-mineral-primer-spf-15-P210575?skuId=1074442

 

http://www.sephora.com/ever-matte-poreless-priming-perfector-P378017?skuId=1495209

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Best wishes on your upcoming marriage!! I vote for wearing whatever you are comfortable with. You're the bride so it's whatever your wishes are. On my wedding day, I made sure to use waterproof everything since I knew the tears were going to flow. I also kept in mind that I was going to be heavily photographed that day so I made sure that there was little to no shine on my face. I kept everything matte. My personal goal was to look like myself, only better! You'll make a beautiful bride!

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Congratulations on the upcoming nuptials.

57 sure looks beautiful on you.

Wow, joanna, your skin is really amazing.

Everybody has offered such great advice already.

I'm really interested in your thoughts for the big day.

Are you going to be doing your own makeup?

How are you going to wear your hair?

And how does the weather forecast look for that weekend?

 

 

 

 

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

About your age myself. Shimmery shadows are okay if they're shimmery, not glittery (there's a big difference). I've found that the shimmery shadow works mostly on the lid only--avoid getting into any wrinkly areas. Use matte shadow for the crease and for any transition color (above the crease) and for any highlight shadow (below the brow). If you can, be sure to try out any color before buying; there's a big difference between brands and even between colors in the same brand.

 

More satiny shadows are even better than shimmer, many times. I've also found that some of the higher end shimmery shadows look so much nicer than the mid-priced and cheaper ones. Burberry (sold at Nordstrom's) is quite elegant and has pretty good formula even if has shimmer. Urban Decay (mid-priced) is too glittery, except for the nude mattes which I haven't tried because I was so turned off by the glittery shades in its Naked palettes. I find that higher-priced Dior shadows and YSL ones aren't pigmented enough and are too much work (I'm sure many people here will disagree). Lorac ones are way too glittery and metallic or something--not sure what's wrong with this brand but when I used their shadows, I looked about 10 years older.

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Great eye shadow information. Satin it is. I was scared to death of the glittery stuff- rightfully so.

 

Re: 57 yo woman getting married in a few weeks. What can I get away with in terms of makeup?

Evangeline

Thanks for your encouraging words. I'll do my own makeup. I'm going to wear a french twist, trying for a retro look. I'll be at the NH seacoast for the wedding so hopefully, it will be lovely. Maybe I'll post a photo after all is said and done.

Joanna

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