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Old 01-06-2020, 09:08 AM
 
Location: New to the BA & l o v e it
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I have seen lots of ladies in Fashion & Beauty & other threads that don't like makeup or think it's a waste of money....or because they are older....I've seen that too in this forum. So.....I want to take an informal survey & just ask if you don't wear makeup, what's the reason? Is it expense....or you just don't care.....or it's "too girly" for you.....or you did when you were younger but you don't think it's necessary or matters now?

As a lifestyle & beauty vlogger.....I get questions all the time about "simplifying" or fresh looks ....(& I love doing videos to answer those questions).......but hardly anything from girls & ladies of all ages that use *no makeup*.......ofc, they probably wouldn't be watching my channel tho......
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:23 AM
 
Location: In the house we finally own!
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I am 63 years old. I became disabled 10 years ago, and up until that time I always wore make-up. I didn't feel that I was fully dressed unless my face was made-up. The only times I didn't wear it was the few times I was unemployed, in the hospital, or on the weekends if I wasn't going anywhere. I even wore it when I went camping!

I don't get out that often so the only time I wear any now is for special occasions and to church. Even then, I basically put on blush, powder, maybe a little eye shadow and liner and lipstick. I am no longer able to put on mascara without poking my eye or making a big mess of it.
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Old 01-06-2020, 09:52 AM
 
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I have seen lots of ladies in Fashion & Beauty & other threads that don't like makeup or think it's a waste of money....or because they are older....I've seen that too in this forum. So.....I want to take an informal survey & just ask if you don't wear makeup, what's the reason? Is it expense....or you just don't care.....or it's "too girly" for you.....or you did when you were younger but you don't think it's necessary or matters now?

As a lifestyle & beauty vlogger.....I get questions all the time about "simplifying" or fresh looks ....(& I love doing videos to answer those questions).......but hardly anything from girls & ladies of all ages that use *no makeup*.......ofc, they probably wouldn't be watching my channel tho......
You're a vlogger? What's your channel?

I'm actually the opposite of the people you directed this question to ... I used to wear very little makeup, and now I'm all about skincare and beauty.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Southwest Washington State
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I take reasonably good care of my face. I wear makeup less now because I am retired. I do wear it when I go out. But I wear less than I used to. I dropped eyeliner and shadow several years ago because they began to look cartoonish, or they smudged too much. I had to adjust my foundation as well. I now mix a strong sunscreen moisturizer with a CC cream to use as foundation. The moisturizer has zinc which tends to lighten the skin. I use a darker than natural CC cream to counteract that. I think using the two together works very well.

I use blush and mascara.

I have given up lipstick. I now use tinted lip balm. I could not get lipstick that performed properly after I reached my seventies. It either smeared or dried my lips.

I do not wish to spend more time than I currently do with applying makeup.
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Old 01-06-2020, 10:40 AM
 
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I still wear foundation and powder and lipstick

Had to quit the mascara. They stopped selling Max Factor 1000 Calorie Mascara here in the states and I don't like anything else. And seems all you can find is water proof - no thanks. I don't want to be tearing at my eyelashes trying to take that stuff off.
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:18 PM
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Location: Europe
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Mascara stopped use after poking my eyeball.
On and off during years when hayfever was worse could not wear eye items due to that.
On and off with my health issues lost and regained interest.
Found highlighters which gave back some of the skin glow. Had to adapt colors as coloring changes with severe illness. Amd mostly silver hair requires other colors.
I use lipstick or lipstick thinned with some lipbalm
Sometimes highlighter or blusher. And light touch eye shadows some days.
Never use foundation. Used twice in my college years long ago but dislike it.
Have some pencils but stopped use.
I have a pearl powder but that was discontinued so use only sometimes.
Yesterday on Specktra forum I post on thread low-buy 2019.
About waste of money, thing is for me I prefer buying crafts supplies. Like watercolors last many years and makeup has short shelf life.
For inspiration I like looking at makeup new collections and www.advanced.style
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Old 01-06-2020, 12:23 PM
 
Location: The point of no return, er, NorCal
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I’m lazy when it comes to the makeup routine. I just don’t have the patience or motivation to wear it consistently. And I look great without it. I *may* decide to wear mascara or fill in my brows on occasion, but it’s just not a daily routine.

I wear lip balm daily. It’s also not a cost factor for me. I spend a small fortune on eco-luxe skin and body care products. I also own several items from Westman Atelier. I absolutely adore the quality of her makeup line and the way it looks. I just don’t wear it often.
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Old 01-06-2020, 01:23 PM
 
Location: equator
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I've never worn face make-up in my life, but always wore mascara and eye shadow for work or going out. Never wore lipstick though.

Once I discovered permanent make-up, the eye-liner and brow color and lip color/liner was always there.

Now retired, the permanent stuff is all I wear. It's the beach....pretty casual.
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Old 01-06-2020, 03:18 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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I haven’t worn a stitch of make up for about the last 2 months. The cows and goats and chickens aren’t concerned about my looks. (Although they may think that the scarecrow got loose and is wandering around the farm.) My hair needs a trim, my nails are a mess, and my brows could use a good plucking. On the bright side.. my complexion is good. Lol
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Old 01-06-2020, 04:46 PM
 
Location: Bloomington IN
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Most days I'm makeup free. I work from my house so would rather sleep a bit later than do the makeup routine. When I have video calls or go out, I will put some makeup on.
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