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Old 12-10-2017, 07:53 PM
 
Location: The Land Mass Between NOLA and Mobile, AL
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Yes, I will Google also - but i'd like to hear if anyone has experience with any certain brands or types.

Since i retired, i don't wear a lot of makeup - i wear a bit when i go out someplace special. I rarely wear foundation.

I was using Bare Minerals for my "foundation" for a while, but i'd like to find something 'creamy' - if there is anything - that works good for an older face of 58. Wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, broken blood vessels etc. I don't want something to look like a mask, i'd rather go bare-faced. I don't want to look ghostly white or orange either. I always have problems with all of these... (I don't expect total coverage without getting the look of spackle, but something in between would be good.)

Any suggestions on brands or types? Thanks.
I like Estee Lauder Double Wear Light. The regular Double Wear is too heavy and highlights fine lines. If you have a department store nearby, they'll probably let you try it at the makeup counter. Good luck!
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Old 12-10-2017, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Colorado
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I am 70 and have acne scars from long ago....I use Revlon's Colorstay buff, I don't want any
reddish tint and the buff color is perfect.
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Old 12-16-2017, 06:37 AM
 
Location: Boonies of N. Alabama
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Older skin here too. I went thru a lot of different makeups in the past few yrs. Trying to find one to even out skin tone and cover up spots a little better but without looking dry or heavy.
I eventually settled on a combination of 2 and for me it works perfectly.
I use Estee Lauder Double wear in Fresco which on it's own is buildable but can also look chalky. And Neutrogena oil free skin clearing makeup (in natural ivory) which on it's own has decent coverage but is too shiny for this 60 yr old face. Together- they're great for me.
I keep a little tiny dish (olive oil dipper) on my makeup table and I pour a little of each onto it and mix it. I probably use a combination of 2/3 the neutrogena to 1/3 the Estee. And it just glides on. I just scrape whatever is left over with my finger back into the Neutrogena bottle. I've gotten many compliments on my skin and makeup since I started doing this.
I mentioned the shades because I found that with many foundation makeups the color can actually change the texture. Don't know why or how but it does. I can tell when I put it on my face.
Anyway...after going thru dozens of expensive and less expensive makeups.. that's what works for me.
(but any makeup always after using a good moisturizer)
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:18 AM
 
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Elta MD is a broad band sunscreen with tint to it. It is amazing! The coverage is nice and it makes my skin look dewey and youthful. It also contains hydralonic acid to help with wrinkles.
My dermatologist got me in to this!🙂 in the summer if I need al little extra coverage, I blend Laura Mercier’s Tinted Moisturizer - the oil free version.
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Old 12-16-2017, 08:19 AM
 
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Check out Angie at hotandflashy50. com. She also has a youtube channel by the same name. She tests and reviews all kinds of makeup/products for the more mature woman. She does "foundation Friday" videos that are very helpful.
Angie has had a lot of work done, which is fine, but I just want ladies to know she has had procedures.
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Old 12-17-2017, 03:05 PM
 
Location: Stuck on the East Coast, hoping to head West
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I always prep with a moisturizer or primer and then I use either ELF illuminating CC or Smashbox (love their primer, too) illuminating foundation. Revlon has an illuminating foundation that works for me, too. Can't recall the name.

I'm almost 50 and the key for me is to start with either moisturizer or primer and then always use an illuminating bb/cc or foundation.
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Old 12-18-2017, 12:31 AM
 
Location: Florida Gulf Coast
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I have one that no one has recommended, and that is Maybelline Instant Age Rewind Radiant Firming Makeup. It definitely has a luminous sheen that reflects light and minimizes fine lines. I have been having a hard time finding the liquid version (my luck, they'll discontinue it!)....what they have now is mostly Instant Age Rewind "Eraser Treatment Makeup", which has an applicator. Maybe it's supposed to be the same thing, but I find the liquid more luminous.

On days when I don't want to go full makeup, I use L'Oreal Magic Skin Beautifier BB Cream. It starts out white and then turns skin-color. Although, I just did a side-by-side test of both on my hand, and I realize the Maybelline foundation is actually lighter than the BB cream. The "foundation" swatch totally blends in with my skin and has a little sheen to it. The BB cream really doesn't have any sheen and looks chalkier.

I am 67 and I can tell you that matte foundations are not our friend at this age. I tried using those whipped airbrush type foundations and they just settled into my wrinkles. I also tried a more expensive "luminous" foundation from Ulta (thinking more expensive would be better) and realized it wasn't as good as my Maybelline!
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Old 12-18-2017, 06:19 AM
 
Location: 76102
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I bought some of the referenced L'Oréal Magic Nude Liquid Powder foundation off ebay and love it!! Just ordered three more bottles.

Liquid and finishes lightly powdery.

Works with my zillions of fine lines....

I also use Estee Lauder Double Wear but find it very heavy. I bought a little travel size of Ponds cold cream and mixed some of the liquid make-up into it and it is very light and has a light coverage.

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Old 12-18-2017, 06:35 AM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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I've started using multiple foundations depending on the day. If I'm just running errands I'll use Revlon Color Stay alone or CoverGirl Olay over a moisturizer. If I'm going out and want to look better, I'm combining Revlon Youth Fix + Blur with the Revlon Color Stay. I use this over a primer. I found the Youth Fix + Blur a little too heavy, but adding a little bit of the lighter weight Color Stay does the trick for me. I find the combination doesn't settle into the fine lines.

I need my foundation to cover redness. (in my mid-50's).
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Old 12-19-2017, 10:05 PM
 
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Yes, I will Google also - but i'd like to hear if anyone has experience with any certain brands or types.

Since i retired, i don't wear a lot of makeup - i wear a bit when i go out someplace special. I rarely wear foundation.

I was using Bare Minerals for my "foundation" for a while, but i'd like to find something 'creamy' - if there is anything - that works good for an older face of 58. Wrinkles, age spots, fine lines, broken blood vessels etc. I don't want something to look like a mask, i'd rather go bare-faced. I don't want to look ghostly white or orange either. I always have problems with all of these... (I don't expect total coverage without getting the look of spackle, but something in between would be good.)

Any suggestions on brands or types? Thanks.
If you want something "creamy" - this is not liquid, but cream for real - i.e. it's much thicker and gives better coverage.

The choice of colors is not all that great I'd say, and it probably works better for dry/mixed skin?
Not sure, but quality is pretty good for the price.

After Dior foundations this is probably my second favorite.

https://www.yvesrocherusa.com/contro...cmSrc=Category
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