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Old 12-18-2009, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Utopia
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Put your foundation on with one of those wedge sponges and don't use your fingers. Goes on even and smoother. Try and avoid powder as it will get into any lines you have.
I'm 65 and have good skin, but, regardless, you still have deeper lines than you did at 20; so, I always put my makeup on with sponges and really thin it out. Any thick foundation and it settles in fine lines and looks terrible. Same with powder: you take your sponge and get some powder on it and don't wipe it on--you BLOT IT ON so it gets into the skin and not into the lines that way.
I think thinner with the foundation and makeup at our age is better than slapping it on with a trowel.
I hope your moisturizer isn't thick and settles into your skin before putting anything over it????
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Old 12-19-2009, 03:58 PM
 
Location: Reston
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I just read your post, and conincidently just heard about some make-up that is supposed to "float" on your skin and not settle into creases or fine lines. I am looking into it for myself, as my skin is STILL oily...at my age which can cause a lot of settling.

Good luck. Here's the site: Light Diffusing Make-Up SPF-8 Rose bisque
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Old 12-20-2009, 09:45 AM
 
Location: Utopia
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Francella: Don't brands like Estee Lauder, Chanel and others make foundation that diffuses light? I'm pretty sure they do, but would love someone on here to confirm. That's what we need for sure.

There are some very good books on makeup with chapters for mature women like us. One of them, "Making Up by Rex," is one of them. Check around for that, too.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:25 AM
 
Location: Dubai
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give me more details about your skin and how you look like to help you
ok
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:37 PM
 
Location: Texas
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I actually just like to use Clinique's "sunblock" which is just slightly tinted. It is called City Block Sheer oil-free daily face protector. I know what you mean. I'm 54 and anymore, I think "less is more" when it comes to foundation. Also, another point to keep it light~ foundation doesn't usually need to be applied all over the face, just in areas where maybe your coloring is less than even. ( I usually like to apply some on my nose and upper cheeks and chin.)

I would also recommending ditching the eyeshadow.
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I'm still looking for that "tinted" moisturizer people mention. It must be a well kept secret cause I can't find any
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Old 12-21-2009, 02:50 PM
 
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I'm still looking for that "tinted" moisturizer people mention. It must be a well kept secret cause I can't find any
I know the Body Shop has one as I've used it before and I have one from Revlon too but I can't remember the name of it Dream and unfortunately it's at home in the bathroom cabinet on the other side of the planet right now. I'll try and remember it. There's also one that Clinique has that I've used and found very good.

http://www.clinique.com/templates/pr...CT_ID=PROD7982



As to the OP I can't really help you with tips for your age group but I'm currently trying to come to terms with some changes that I seemingly require to my make up look and I was thinking I might book in and have a make up artist do it for me and then make a list of everything she uses and how she uses it. Just a suggestion.
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Old 12-21-2009, 05:09 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I know the Body Shop has one as I've used it before and I have one from Revlon too but I can't remember the name of it Dream and unfortunately it's at home in the bathroom cabinet on the other side of the planet right now. I'll try and remember it. There's also one that Clinique has that I've used and found very good.

Moisture Sheer Tint SPF 15 > Moisturizers > Skin Care > Clinique



As to the OP I can't really help you with tips for your age group but I'm currently trying to come to terms with some changes that I seemingly require to my make up look and I was thinking I might book in and have a make up artist do it for me and then make a list of everything she uses and how she uses it. Just a suggestion.
thanks!!
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Old 12-23-2009, 05:10 PM
 
Location: Indiana
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I'm still looking for that "tinted" moisturizer people mention. It must be a well kept secret cause I can't find any
You can mix foundation, equal amount of light moisturizer and a few drops of water and swirl them in your palm, apply immediately and that is the same effect! I read this make up artist tip in Allure magazine. I never buy it, because I need full coverage on my lower cheeks for my sun spots. I usually do my foundation RIGHT after my shower and right after my moisturizer, with minimal delay. I use mineral powders in summer, but often do the liquid in winter.
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Old 12-24-2009, 01:06 AM
 
Location: On the Ohio River in Western, KY
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I'm still looking for that "tinted" moisturizer people mention. It must be a well kept secret cause I can't find any
You just gotta look in the right spots!

Tinted Moisturizer: Tinted Moisturizers with SPF & more at Sephora

That should help ya.
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