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Old 07-08-2009, 09:23 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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When I was younger, (after seeing photos of myself) I was all about the real defined lip-liner, shimmery rose/beige lipstick, lots of eyeliner and foundation. But lately, I love the nude lip look. I wear very little makeup since my skin is oily, it just slides off my face in about 15 mins anyway, so I just use a light powder, mascara (no eyeliner) and a sheer, nude lip gloss. I think it makes me look even younger.
what about you ladies? has your makeup looks changed?
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:41 AM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I have definitely gone for a more "natural" look as I've gotten older. The heavy eye makeup etc from my 20's would look ridiculous now...of course that was the 80's and a popular look then....along with "big hair" and shoulder pads!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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so true!


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I have definitely gone for a more "natural" look as I've gotten older. The heavy eye makeup etc from my 20's would look ridiculous now...of course that was the 80's and a popular look then....along with "big hair" and shoulder pads!
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:46 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I experimented with eyeliner as a young teen; I just use it for big events now.
I do tint my eyelashes, began that about 7 years ago.
I never used lipstick until age 40.
I use it fairly regularly now at 54.
I've never used foundation.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:53 AM
 
Location: Denver, CO
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I hate foundation! and so does my skin! I have yet to find a decent face makeup, so I just use a blotting powder.
i have never been able to wear red lipstick, or blush, or eye shadow. Once, I had one of those makeup-counter makeovers, and I ended up looking like Ronald McDonald!! Color on my eyes and cheeks just does not look good on me, never has, never will.


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I experimented with eyeliner as a young teen; I just use it for big events now.
I do tint my eyelashes, began that about 7 years ago.
I never used lipstick until age 40.
I use it fairly regularly now at 54.
I've never used foundation.
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Old 07-08-2009, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I started wearing contact lenses when I was 31 years old, and quit wearing eye makeup probably a day or two after that. The only thing I'll wear now on my eyes is some occasional eyeliner and clear gel mascara. Anything else is a major irritant.

Other than that, not much in the way of change. The lipstick colors have varied over the years with my changing tastes and changing fashion. I still wear foundation and blush only: a) in winter; 2) when I'm feeling lousy and need a boost.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:09 AM
 
Location: NY
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I really haven't changed much, other than that I don't wear bold color lipstick/lip gloss anymore (once I get my teeth bleached, I'll start wearing color again, but the whole bleaching process is going to be a project and cost me a pretty penny because of some front caps.)

I've always admired Kevyn Aucoin's work (since high school...LOVED "The Nakeds"!!!!!) and felt his work was pretty timeless.
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Old 07-08-2009, 10:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee bound...someday
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what about you ladies? has your makeup looks changed?
Oh yeah. At 48 now, the highlight I used to use under my brow bone now just emphasizes the droop starting on my lids - so that's out. I never used brow pencil before - and now that is in & makes a huge difference. It's a softer, brush-like effect. I'm pretty busy and work outside & on the road, so foundation in the summer is out. But I've been using Olay Total Effects Moisturizer with a "touch" of color. It's still somewhat of a foundation, IMO, just not as heavy. But I do love it.

I miss the glossy lips I wore in the past - now they make me look like I'm trying to pass off for 30. Still on the hunt for a great lip product. One product I would recommend to anyone is Garnier Eye Roll-on. It feels soooo good on tired eyes. When you first put it on, you're thinking, "yeah? big deal". Then about 10 minutes later, the puffy, tired look is gone. I swear that stuff is making me look years younger!
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Old 07-08-2009, 12:27 PM
 
Location: Pittsburgh's 'EAST SIDE'
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I was an avid lipstick wearer until about 9 years ago. That's when I started glossin' it up. I think I have an addiction to lip gloss, especially MAC lip gloss/lip glass.

When I used to wear lipstick, it would always be some bright color like a bright red or bright pink. Now, I'm more into nude's or very sheer lip colored gloss on my lips.

Never was a fan of lip liner until about 9 year ago, either. Now, I refuse to wear lip gloss UNLESS I outline my lips with lip liner first. I try to buy a liner that comes as close as a much to my lip gloss as possible.

Eye shadow is now something I like to wear. I didn't start getting into eye shadow until the last several years. I know how mix and match all the funky colors and make them blend in and things of that nature now. When I'm at work, I usually wear a neutral color eyeshadow, though. I only do the funky colors when I go out to party.

I'm a big fan of false eyelashes, too. Since mascara seems to irritate my contact lenses, I've become quite the fan of false eyelashes. Again, I only put them on when I'm about to go out with the girls or on a date. I never wear them to work.

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Old 07-08-2009, 02:41 PM
 
Location: Illinois
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I hate foundation! and so does my skin! I have yet to find a decent face makeup, so I just use a blotting powder.
i have never been able to wear red lipstick, or blush, or eye shadow. Once, I had one of those makeup-counter makeovers, and I ended up looking like Ronald McDonald!! Color on my eyes and cheeks just does not look good on me, never has, never will.

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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