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Old 03-12-2013, 01:02 PM
 
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never worn a whole lot, max lipstick, eye shadow, and eyeliner. but it seems as though an evener skin tone might be worth it now. what would you suggest? think my skin is a tad on the dry side, but basically normal. fair number of blotches and sun spots.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:51 PM
 
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Well with the spots you may be covered by insurance to remove them. Look into it. Its a preventative measure just in case those spots turn into skin cancer.

I think cream stick foundations and the BB creams are great for dry skin.
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Old 03-12-2013, 02:24 PM
 
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Sunscreen is a must, at least 30SPF. I can't live without my concealer and foundation if I'm going somewhere special. I moisturize regularly as well. I'm the same age as OP!
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Old 03-12-2013, 05:46 PM
 
Location: Wonderland
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I am fifty one. I use a good moisturizer and then just L'Oreal liquid foundation. If I'm going someplace special, or if for some reason I wake up and realize that I have dark circles under my eyes, I dab a little concealer under my eyes before putting on the light foundation. I set the foundation by patting on some light powder around my eyes and on my chin sometimes.

The foundation I use has sunscreen in it. So does the moisturizer now that I think of it.

Here's my "look." I live in Texas and some people say that we wear more makeup than most other people - I don't know. All I know is that I use light foundation, sometimes powder, a little bit of cream blush, lipgloss, dark eyeshadow as eyeliner (a smudgy look, not a line) and mascara.

I've found as I get older that heavy makeup isn't flattering but that the even skin tone that a light foundation and powder gives (as long as it's applied VERY lightly) works well. I think I could even forego the blush - it's really not even a blush, just a bronzer sort of stuff, and in the summer I can go without it because I work in my yard alot and even though I wear sunscreen I get a little color in my cheeks. Anyway, here's the result of my morning ritual:
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:14 PM
 
Location: Alexandria, VA
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I agree, if you don't usually wear alot of makeup - try a BB cream (the Maybelline actually is very nice, it's light and just a little coverage plus a little moisture) - I had sent for a sample from somewhere and liked it (I think I got sample(s) from some mag.?) - Give it a shot. You may not need a foundation, just something to blend/cover/moisturize a bit.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:21 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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What a cutie you are - beautiful skin Kathy!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:26 PM
 
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What a cutie you are - beautiful skin Kathy!
LOL thank you! When I was young I HATED my "fat baby face" and combination skin with occasional breakouts, but I am thanking my lucky stars for that extra layer of pudge and that little extra bit of oil now that I'm in my fifties!

SUNSCREEN LADIES, SUNSCREEN. And moisturizer every day, even if you have oily skin (use oil free moisturizer). That's my big skin care advice!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Prospect, KY
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I think that if your skin care is adequate, it will help your make-up to look it's best. Daily exfoliating, twice a day cleansing, moisturizing day and night...and a good eye cream....without good skin care, no amount of make-up is going to look that great. You don't want to apply foundation to dry skin.
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:32 PM
 
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I think that if your skin care is adequate, it will help your make-up to look it's best. Daily exfoliating, twice a day cleansing, moisturizing day and night...and a good eye cream....without good skin care, no amount of make-up is going to look that great. You don't want to apply foundation to dry skin.
RIGHT ON.

Now that I am older and my skin is not oily, one thing that I do every morning after my bath (I am a morning bath person) is rub almond oil right into my fresh, clean face. It's got a hint of lavender oil in it. Oh man, it feels TERRIFIC. By the time I'm ready to put on makeup, it's soaked in (I don't put much on my face).

At night, I do the same, or I put a heavier moisturizer cream on - it varies. What I DON'T do is go to bed without moisturizer, or put on makeup without it. Ugh - can't imagine it!
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Old 03-12-2013, 07:45 PM
 
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Kathryn you look great for a woman in her fifties. I would have guessed late thirties early forties.
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