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View Poll Results: Ladies what is your makeup style?
No make up at all 15 14.56%
I only wear lip gloss 6 5.83%
I wear eye make up with lip gloss 11 10.68%
I go all out with the make up (powder, gloss, eye makeup, blush) 35 33.98%
I only wear eyeliner 2 1.94%
I only wear make up when going somewhere nice 12 11.65%
I only wear lip gloss when going somewhere nice 1 0.97%
I only wear eye shadow 0 0%
I only wear foundation 4 3.88%
other (please explain) 17 16.50%
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Old 08-11-2009, 11:52 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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No makeup here.
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Old 08-11-2009, 06:28 PM
 
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla
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I wear NOTHING on my skin (nothing at all). I feel like I'm wearing a mask if I put on foundation, powder or anything like that. I haven't worn that stuff in years. I use a mattifying liquid to keep the oil away. I live in so. florida so it's a hassle to wear a ton of makeup in this heat and humidity. I think I have really pretty eyes so I LOVE mascara. I usually skip the eye shadow and just highlight my brow bone for an effect. I save the lipstick for nights out or going somewhere special. My lipbalm is usually chapstick or anything with an SPF.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:27 PM
 
Location: CA
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I wear a little makeup just about everyday. I think light foundation/powder, blush, eyeliner, mascara, and lip color is pretty basic, not going all out. I meet few women who don't wear most of that, at least the ones who look presentable. If I am going to something "special", then I will wear eyeshadow or a more dramatic lip color.

All the women in my family wear makeup in public, and they look a LOT younger than most women their age, with significantly less sun damage. I think the foundation helped protect their skin from the sun and elements.

I've also had more than one man (not gay) compliment me on my makeup and say I wear just the right amount. The myth that men don't like any makeup is just that - a myth.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:40 PM
 
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lol i was surprised a lot of us do the whole thing! i always tell myself i will only wear tinted moisturizer, but then i cant resist my eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara, and blot powder.
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Old 08-11-2009, 10:44 PM
 
Location: Denver 'burbs
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I use all the goodies - but it looks natural - nothing like Tammy Faye Bakker. I do my makeup when I go to work, out to dinners or any special functions where I want to look my best.... But if I'm just doing local stuff - going to the grocery store, gym, running errands, etc. I don't wear any makeup at all because I just want to wake up, get showered, brush my teeth, get dressed and GO.
Pretty much as Twinkle Toes said (except I'm not a dancer so no competititons to worry about)
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Old 08-12-2009, 08:35 AM
 
Location: on an island
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I usually wear lipstick, and I periodically get my eyelashes tinted.

If I am going somewhere special, I might add eyeliner/mascara.

That's about it.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:02 PM
 
Location: Just a few miles outside of St. Louis
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If I'm going to the store, I wear a little powder, and eyeliner. I also use Burt's Bees lip balm, (the replenishing with pomegranate oil, so it has a very slight tint). When I was younger, I used to do the whole makeup scenario, but at 48, I've long since come to my senses. It's not worth the time and trouble. I'm neat and clean when I go out, the powder gets rid of the shine, the liner adds just a little to my eyes, and the lip balm keeps my lips soft, and puts a tiny bit of color to them. I find that to be sufficient. I may not look like a Hollywood starlet, but, neither do I resemble Quasimodo, so I figure folks can stand to look at me. If not, well, there's four main compass directions, plus myriad degrees in between to choose from, for their viewing pleasure.
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Old 08-13-2009, 12:29 PM
 
Location: Oregon
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I wear the whole thing! But, I wear it with a more natural look to it. I use a brush for my eyeshadow so it doesn't look thick. Sometimes if I am just around the house, and don't feel like going through the hassle I will only wear powder.
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Old 08-13-2009, 01:39 PM
 
Location: Northeast TN
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It depends on the occasion, if I'm running to the store then just mascara and lip gloss (I have a slight Buxom Babes gloss addiction.), but if I'm going out, I've started favoring the retro glam look.
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Old 08-13-2009, 06:42 PM
 
Location: Rocket City, U.S.A.
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My skin is so dry and sensitive now that regular usage of cosmetics is undesirable...every flaw is amplified instead of erased. Where did those wrinkles come from!?
I'm bare-skinned except for portraits that might wash me out to the point of invisibility. Then I'll accent the eyes and blush, but so much more delicately than I used to.

Still searching a for facial moisturizer...the Clinique 'different' line is great - no reaction, but $. Eeeks.

My everyday is either Burt's balm or Chapstick Natural. That's it.
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