make up brands for over age 50 women...please weigh in

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Posted 9/28/2013 by miaow in NSBR Board


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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:11:42 PM
I have used Bare Essentials for years now and am much less satisfied with how it looks on me. I used Bobbie Brown years ago (like 10) and am tempted to go back to that. Anyone have a make up brand they love? I wear foundation, blush, eye makeup etc. I still have oily skin and break out once in a while.

Thanks for your thoughts!

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:15:39 PM
I still love Bobbi Brown. Her products are aimed at women who don't want to look like teenagers.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 3:34:44 PM
Origins and if able and willing Dior


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Posted: 9/28/2013 4:05:52 PM
Bobbi Brown all the way.

Today, I will be colouring outside the lines.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 4:09:17 PM
I really love MAC. They have great colors that are well-pigmented. Their Matchmaster foundation is perfect for me. The StudioFix mascara stays put, doesn't clump, and doesn't irritate my sensitive eyes. Their service is great too. I love going to the counter and telling them to play. Yes, the saleswomen are over-the-top themselves, but they really know what they're doing.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 6:13:37 PM
Laura Mercier for nearly everything makeup related. Lancome for mascara. Kiehl's for skincare and moisturizing.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 6:26:52 PM
For a light foundation, try Olay/CoverGirl (the one Ellen DeGenerese hawks in the print ads), I've been using it for quite a while after using a spendy MAC foundation for a number of years. I like paying less than $20 than $35 for that.

For blush, I adore NARS's 3 in 1 sticks, but have some Clinque and Laura Mercier that I like too.

Concealer - I like Benefit or Smashbox

Eye Makeup - I don't wear a lot because of allergies, but I like MAC, Sephora's brand and Stila.

I'm 56 and all of these brands work well with my skin.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 6:42:54 PM

For a light foundation, try Olay/CoverGirl (the one Ellen DeGenerese hawks in the print ads)

I've been using this since it came on the market and I like it too.


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Posted: 9/28/2013 6:57:19 PM
I really like Estee Lauder Resilence Lift Extreme in liquid and in the compact. The liquid actually has more coverage than the compact. The reason I like it is because it has actually improved my skin. I have used it for about 5 years.

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Posted: 9/28/2013 9:59:34 PM
Caveat that I am not over 50, but I am closer to 50 than 20.

Anyhow, if you want to stay with Bare Minerals, instead of the loose mineral veil, try the pressed version (the Ready Touch Up Veil). I feel like it gives me the same result as the mineral veil has always given me, but it's not so powdery and obvious and all up in my wrinkles.

I've also discovered that the older I get, the less shiny (and more matte) my eyeshadow needs to be. And I don't just mean getting rid of glitter-- even the shimmer isn't as nice. (Urban decay has a couple of good neutrals in a palette; clinique also has a few matte options... would love to hear more options if people have them.)



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Posted: 9/28/2013 10:25:22 PM
Love Bobbi Brown gel eye liner and BB cream. Dior mascara. And Bobbi brown long wearing cream eye shadows. Yes... I am 50
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Posted: 9/29/2013 1:08:31 AM
I'm about 1yr & 3 months shy of 50 and tried pretty much all brands mentoined here (except Bobbi Brown) and more, but I keep going back to my cheap L'Oreal Revitalift foundation.

It's light and sheer but easily buildable, so I can get as little or as much coverage as I need. It also moisturizers the dry areas and doesn't oil-slick my oily zones.



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Posted: 9/29/2013 7:47:12 AM
I am a Mac lover. I have some redness on my cheeks and the concealers are fantastic and last all day. I love the blushes and lipsticks and glosses.


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Posted: 9/29/2013 9:21:44 AM
Clinique products work well for this 60+ pea.

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