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Old 08-17-2013, 04:07 PM
 
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Do you like pressed foundation? I just bought Avon's Bare Minerals Pressed Foundation in the compact and I'm wondering if it looks too dry on my mature skin (I'm 62).
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Old 08-17-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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I'm not there yet... however, I think a good guideline for ascertaining whether or not such is the case, is ensuring no flaking, clumping, or cracking is present. Do you have naturally dry skin as a rule?
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Old 08-17-2013, 06:52 PM
 
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The "Bare Minerals" caught my eye, more then the pressed (which I haven't used....).

My dermatologist recommended Bare Minerals, but I found that this granular type of foundation only emphasized my age related lines. Others have mentioned the same problem. With age, skin is often drier and you need to compensate for this. I find that I need my skin to be well moisturized before applying any foundation, and/or use one that is liquid. Currently, I use a BB cream and prefer it to thick foundation.
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Old 08-17-2013, 10:18 PM
 
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Years ago, I used a pressed foundation from Borghese. It was a wet or dry powder. If I dampened the sponge and rubbed the foundation, I could get a sheer light coverage that didn't go into the lines. As a powder it went on heavy and covered heavy and felt icky to me.

Amusingly enough, I found out later when I went to buy more, I was having the exact opposite experience than I was supposed to. Dry was supposed to be light and sheer, wet was supposed to be heavy.

But my skin is on the dry side and powders always make me feel like my face is cracking.
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Old 08-18-2013, 02:05 AM
 
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As a lady of a certain age, i would never use powder of any sort it only highlights the, dare i say it little wrinkles one might have.
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Old 08-18-2013, 03:05 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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Do you like pressed foundation? I just bought Avon's Bare Minerals Pressed Foundation in the compact and I'm wondering if it looks too dry on my mature skin (I'm 62).
I bought this some time ago and hated it.... best to have a lighter foundation with a slight shimmer on mature skin..
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Old 08-19-2013, 08:09 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas
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Wow I'm only in my mid 40s and have healthy young looking skin (never into tanning or whatnot) and any pressed foundation makes my skin look a good 10 years older! Just seems to showcase even the slightest imperfection. I avoid it at all costs!
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Old 08-19-2013, 09:21 PM
 
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Do you like pressed foundation? I just bought Avon's Bare Minerals Pressed Foundation in the compact and I'm wondering if it looks too dry on my mature skin (I'm 62).
NO. I hate the powder foundations.
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Old 08-19-2013, 10:38 PM
 
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I'm not so sure it's mature vs young skin or simply anyone with dry skin is probably NOT going to enjoy a powder-type foundation.

Oily skin? Maybe.
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Old 08-20-2013, 04:15 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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I much prefer a tint in a water based moisturiser, much more flattering for older faces.. I remember a woman where I lived, was scary with her powder and fierce red lipstick.. She was maybe later forties but then I thought it was quite old. but with her heavy black eyebrows she was terrifying.

http://marylimakeup.com/sixty-years-...r-mature-skin/
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