U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
Reply Start New Thread
 
Old 07-22-2009, 03:38 PM
 
Location: Oregon
1,532 posts, read 2,378,272 times
Reputation: 6928

Advertisements

When I was a teenager and early 20's I never wore lipstick, just a tinted balm. Now I wear lipstick or a colored gloss regularly. I used to wear black liquid eyeliner, now I wear brown pencil smudged into the lash line.

One of the biggest differences I notice is that I used to only wear brown or purple eyeshadow, and I put all my eyeshadow on with the applicator that was included with the shadow. Well, now I use a brush and find that I can get away with just about any color because the brush gives it a much more natural look! The only reason I have discovered all the different colors is that I used to be a Mary Kay consultant and I still have all the samples left. It has allowed me to try colors that I would have never thought would look okay.

My daughter and her friends have a blast with all the stuff, too!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 07-23-2009, 11:00 PM
 
3,634 posts, read 7,821,994 times
Reputation: 2961
I never wore makeup, and I still rarely ever do. I do believe that there's a professional look that must be maintained, so I'll align my face to that with eyeliner, maybe a little light lipstick and some blush.

I've been blessed with perfect skin-- no need for foundation.

I will say that I, like every woman, wake up every so often and find that it's a choice between the belltower, a paper bag or some serious makeup work. Sleepless nights and long days'll do that to you.

Last edited by coldwine; 07-23-2009 at 11:11 PM..
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-25-2009, 10:41 PM
 
Location: Denver, CO
3,850 posts, read 6,874,605 times
Reputation: 1651
belltower!! OMG, I hope it's not that bad!!! I rarely wear makeup also. mostly when I go out, or sometimes when I go shopping or run errands, I"ll put forth a little effort to look nice! ha!
but never to work. I just don't feel a need. and makeup just annoys me since my skin is so oily!

save room in the belltower for me!! ha!



Quote:
Originally Posted by coldwine View Post
I never wore makeup, and I still rarely ever do. I do believe that there's a professional look that must be maintained, so I'll align my face to that with eyeliner, maybe a little light lipstick and some blush.

I've been blessed with perfect skin-- no need for foundation.

I will say that I, like every woman, wake up every so often and find that it's a choice between the belltower, a paper bag or some serious makeup work. Sleepless nights and long days'll do that to you.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 07-26-2009, 11:53 AM
 
7,139 posts, read 13,353,999 times
Reputation: 2342
I never wore much makeup, now wear even less. No longer wear foundation, but use the mineral powders. Sometimes blush, sometimes eye liner and eye showder (sparingly). Neutral lip color. I spend my time on the better face care products (Origins or Clinique) and eating/exercising to keep a naturally nice complexion.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2015, 09:35 AM
 
Location: Lincolnshire, UK.
467 posts, read 419,455 times
Reputation: 310
I used to wear hilighter on my brow line - no more
I used to wear eye shadow - no more
I used to wear liquid black eyeliner - replaced with grey pencil smudged along lash line
I used to wear blusher - no longer, just use a very light foundation that is matched to my skin
Mascara - I still wear this but in grey
Lipstick - I used to wear vivid read - now I wear very muted colors
I used to wear full makeup everyday - I wear full make up rarely

Like Lilypad I invested in a good product, Monsia Skincare, eat healthily, exercise and keep the brain active!
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 02-01-2015, 11:47 AM
 
Location: Portlandia "burbs"
10,234 posts, read 14,266,132 times
Reputation: 25899
In my teens and 20's I wore artsy-like eye makeup. I still play up my eyes a lot but never the same. Sometimes I wear shadow, sometimes I don't. Always eye-liner but I even change how I wear that, too. Always mascara.

Foundation, yes, although it's the first thing I can do without. I have good skin but still like some foundation for work.

Blusher - always. Much lighter touch now than before, though.

Lipstick - always. Even at home I wear a touch of it. This is the one thing I would keep if I could only have one. For travel it even doubles as my blusher. As for colors, I wear all kinds of shades depending on my clothes and moods, but I really don't like super-light shades anymore. And I'm not much into gloss. I still do like red.

And I never go out totally barefaced - it just isn't me. If I'm leaving to do some shopping I'll use some mascara, concealer, and a touch of lip color. I've always been that way.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Fashion and Beauty
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2020, Advameg, Inc. · Please obey Forum Rules · Terms of Use and Privacy Policy · Bug Bounty

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top