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Old 07-08-2009, 02:52 PM
 
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I use that Clinique Even Better Foundation...it evens out my skin tone. I line the top of my eyelids very close to the lashes with brown pencil. No longer do I line the tops and the bottoms (I still see a few women do this and it just looks "hard"). I use a Lorac lipstick called "Posh." I switch off between power blush and cream blush.
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Old 07-08-2009, 03:18 PM
 
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i haven't worn make-up much since i got married 25 years ago. my husband liked the natural look. on a night out, i will still wear mascara.
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Old 07-08-2009, 05:55 PM
 
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I used to wear ultra shiny red lipgloss, pink blushes, natural toned (browns & beiges) eyeshadows, and natural looking mascara, in my early & mid teens. During the first couple years of college I wore slightly tinted lip balms, more natural coral/ brown colored blush, and no eyeshadow or mascara. Around age 20 I stopped wearing makeup altogether. I have recently been thinking about wearing a bit of blush and lip balm, or gloss, again but I'm cheap and keep putting off buying any. I miss wearing a bit of makeup but I don't know why.
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Old 07-08-2009, 07:45 PM
 
Location: NoVa
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Lets see. Early 90's pink and purple shadow, black eyeliner, black mascara, blush, foundation, cover up, lip gloss.

To now.... nothing.
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Old 07-08-2009, 08:33 PM
 
Location: Middle America
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More natural at 32 than when I wore it in my teens. Back then, it was like jewelry...the intent was to be obvious. Kinda outgrew that. Now it's minimal and very, very neutral. Something that subtly enhances with as few products as possible...back in the day, it was about a slew of products, and I wanted it to be noticeable. Tastes change. And 80s-early 90s makeup trends were not the same as they are now.

Hmmm, seems to be a trend that as we grow up, we "cosmeticize" less, eh?
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:10 AM
 
Location: Coachella Valley, California
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I have always changed up my makeup routine. Sometimes I wear eyeliner, sometimes I don't. Sometimes I go bold (I can because I have black hair) and sometimes I like a more natural look. It really depends on my mood and what I'm wearing. I can go to work all week and each day have a different makeup look each day.
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Old 07-09-2009, 04:16 AM
 
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I used to only wear lipgloss on a daily basis but now I wear some eyeliner or black eyeshadow(as liner) daily.
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Old 07-09-2009, 06:12 AM
 
Location: USA
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I have definitely gone for a more "natural" look as I've gotten older.

I have as well. I still wear makeup, but not as much as I did when I was younger. I have large eyes which people say is my best facial feature, so I do use soft eyeliner and smudge it to define them, along with some mascara. I don't do blush anymore, never wore lip liner. I do the basic eye makeup, mineral foundation and lipstick.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:16 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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ha ha! the gals at the make up counter just don't trust me when I say "don't use blush or eyeshadow on me!" and they're like "no, I can make it work!", and lo and behold, I look like RuPaul!!!

and those artificial, mall overhead lights don't help, either!

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Yeah I once went to a make-up artist and uhhhhh yeah. When I went home my husband freeked our and thought I got in a fight and had 2 black eyes.
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Old 07-09-2009, 09:20 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I would find a cosmetics company whose philosophy espouses what you are looking for then find the makeup counter for that company....For me, it's Bobbi Brown - they generally support a very fresh faced, more "natural" look...I've always been pleased when I come away. I've even had them do my DD's makeup for prom, senior pics etc. I have never been disappointed.
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