Have you changed your makeup as you got older?

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Seems like I'm not the only one who has had to change simply on account of spots. Otherwise, I STILL wouldn't wear any foundation whatsoever, as I'm not awfully crazy about covering up my skin with the stuff. Mineral makeup was a disaster for me too, so I had to stick with traditional foundation. The way I apply it it does look very natural however, not cakey whatsoever.
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Seems like I'm not the only one who has had to change simply on account of spots. Otherwise, I STILL wouldn't wear any foundation whatsoever, as I'm not awfully crazy about covering up my skin with the stuff. Mineral makeup was a disaster for me too, so I had to stick with traditional foundation. The way I apply it it does look very natural however, not cakey whatsoever.
Originally Posted by caramix3a
Perhaps you may want to give MMU a 2nd try. My first try of was also a flop, I thought it was too much work and I didn't quite like the look of the samples I got for one with more coverage, but my DD who had been using Bare Minerals for a few years convinced me it was not hard to apply, and when it became imperative for me to cover those spots up and after not being able to find anything suitable in regular stores I decided to join the forum of Everyday Minerals where I'd ordered the samples before.

They closed the forum shortly after I joined so the group moved to an independent one and there I learned of many other brands. The amount of brands was overwhelming but the forum was of great help, and finally I chose Silk Naturals which you can custom blended yourself, that has the advantage that one can adjust the shade during the summer or winter if there's any change in tone. And once I got the hang of it it was really easy and the compliments I got made it worth it.

But when my spots faded I only used it when I was working or when I went to a party or whenever I wanted that "extra" lift, when it's right it really can give that "airbrushed" look.
At first I also used a powder peach concealer under the mineral foundation, I think I'm wearing both in the pic in my profile, the color in the pic looks a little too "flushed" but that's not how it is IRL.
@CGSince2002: I do appreciate the suggestion, but I did indeed try two different brands of mineral makeup years apart - bad experiences both times. The first time was with Jane Iredale. No matter HOW I applied this stuff, it never looked right, plus despite using a good moisturizer, it dried my skin out so bad that it took a whole week after discontinuing use for my skin to recover. And this is without having a super-dry skin type either. Biggest bummer was not being able to return this $42-purchase to the store I got it from either. Years later, I had a mini-makeover at a Bare Essentuals(sp.?) maybe now Bare Minerals(? - I've lost track of companies changing their names)counter here in SF. The SA positively RAVED about how natural this makeup looked on me. I hated it myself - like with the Jane Iredale, it covered nothing, plus brought out every single pore and wrinkle and made me look pasty besides. SA's often swatch me a bit too light, and then remark that I'm not as light as I look, due to the contrast between my hair and skin(relatively high, which throws them off). When I got home from that Bare Minerals makeover, I couldn't wait to wash my face. Scurried right back to my regular foundation(MAC StudioSculpt which works for me, applied lightly and pressed in)! I really wanted to love mineral makeup too, because of the naturalness of it and all. Maybe it's good for certain skin types, most notably very oily young skins. I'm a lot older, and with normal to very slightly oily skin that's easily dehydrated.
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@CGSince2002: I do appreciate the suggestion, but I did indeed try two different brands of mineral makeup years apart - bad experiences both times. The first time was with Jane Iredale. No matter HOW I applied this stuff, it never looked right, plus despite using a good moisturizer, it dried my skin out so bad that it took a whole week after discontinuing use for my skin to recover. And this is without having a super-dry skin type either. Biggest bummer was not being able to return this $42-purchase to the store I got it from either. Years later, I had a mini-makeover at a Bare Essentuals(sp.?) maybe now Bare Minerals(? - I've lost track of companies changing their names)counter here in SF. The SA positively RAVED about how natural this makeup looked on me. I hated it myself - like with the Jane Iredale, it covered nothing, plus brought out every single pore and wrinkle and made me look pasty besides. SA's often swatch me a bit too light, and then remark that I'm not as light as I look, due to the contrast between my hair and skin(relatively high, which throws them off). When I got home from that Bare Minerals makeover, I couldn't wait to wash my face. Scurried right back to my regular foundation(MAC StudioSculpt which works for me, applied lightly and pressed in)! I really wanted to love mineral makeup too, because of the naturalness of it and all. Maybe it's good for certain skin types, most notably very oily young skins. I'm a lot older, and with normal to very slightly oily skin that's easily dehydrated.
Originally Posted by caramix3a
I've never tried J.I. and B.E. or B.M. only recently when my daughter gave me some leftovers that were a little too dark for her, and you're right, it doesn't seem to cover enough for me, but they probably have other formulas. When my DD started to use it she had acne and the minerals actually improved her skin (very likely the liquid foundation she'd been using was the real cause of her breakouts...).

BUT, ironically enough, Silk Naturals, which is way way cheaper (and a big part of the reason why I got it) comes in 3 coverages. The samples are not free but it's for $3.95 they send you sufficient white base and 5 colored bases to make several mixes for several uses
and instructions on how to mix it. There's 2 colored bases available for $0.99 ea. baggy. The only thing is that when I was using it the bases contained real silk powder which has moisturizing/balancing properties but I see that in 2012 they went vegan... Because I wasn't using it daily I had more than enough that I only ran out recently so I haven't bought from them for a good while.

Everyday Minerals is very affordable too and they offer free samples of the foundation, I think all you pay is the shipping, and they have several formulas also.
I believe there are a few other affordable brands that you could find out about in this forum, if you're interested.

I'm not really trying to change your mind as you may be quite satisfied with what you're using right now, so this is just in case one day you want to give MMU another chance, and for the benefit of anyone else who might be interested. Once I got MMU to work for me I just know I'd never go back to liquid foundation, besides, I don't have to worry about it going "bad", the shelf life of some is practically forever and since most of the products can be mixed you can create your own new shades.

P.S. I learned in the forum that to counter dryness and the appearance of wrinkles many women used a primer, but I had enough with a good moisturizer and to get rid of the "powdery" appearance when freshly applied I used a homemade "finishing" spray whose formula circulated in the MMU forum.
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My makeup changed as I got older. Only twice though. I used Mac for years now I use bare minerals and now bare face by bare ecentuals.
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I just ordered Obagi Clear which is supposed to work very well at lightening age spots.
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I don't wear shimmery eyeshadow anymore. I was trying to explain it to my niece as she tried to talk me into buying myself something very shimmery. I told her that as a woman matures, she has twice as much skin on her eyelids and if I were to wear shimmery eyeshadow it would look like a disco ball.
Originally Posted by kasden
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I use different makeup now, and eyeliner, [which i never used before].

My eyebrows are thin and now if I don't wear eyeliner, my eyes look bald, [at least to me]...LOL!

I have always used foundation to protect my skin from the filth in our air, [lays on the foundation instead of going into my pores and is washed away when I wash my face], now I use a different brand with more coverage.

I think make-up brightens my face as well.
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3B/C - Easy to straighten, [no heat ever/no protect. styling].

Low Porosity/Medium Density
Mid Width/BSL-stretched/
BC - 12/2012

I am a "Co-Wash/Finger Comb Lady!

Scalp Cleanser - SM ABS Purification Hair Masque
Co-wash - Tresemme Naturals
Hydration - SM CH
Curl & Style Milk
LOC - Organic Coconut Oil
Styler - SM CH Curl Smoothie
Deep Cond. - SM Yucca & Plantain Masque

However, the one piece of makeup that I'm not thrilled with is the mascara. My eyelashes need serious help. I used to LOVE Yves Singulier. It had a nice thick formula, which I need, but it was so expensive and it would dry out in 3 weeks. Right now I use an eyelash primer with Benefit They're Real, but I'm not totally happy with the Benefit. I love the brush, but the formula is too thin. On the plus side, it lasts pretty long. Any non-drugstore recs?
Originally Posted by JLeighs
I really like Tarte Lights Camera Lashes. I keep going back to it. I've also used Tarte Amazonian Something Something mascara (in the tube that looks like it's made out of wood). I like this one too and sometimes switch to it for a few months. But then I end up back with LCL.
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However, the one piece of makeup that I'm not thrilled with is the mascara. My eyelashes need serious help. I used to LOVE Yves Singulier. It had a nice thick formula, which I need, but it was so expensive and it would dry out in 3 weeks. Right now I use an eyelash primer with Benefit They're Real, but I'm not totally happy with the Benefit. I love the brush, but the formula is too thin. On the plus side, it lasts pretty long. Any non-drugstore recs?
Originally Posted by JLeighs
I really like Tarte Lights Camera Lashes. I keep going back to it. I've also used Tarte Amazonian Something Something mascara (in the tube that looks like it's made out of wood). I like this one too and sometimes switch to it for a few months. But then I end up back with LCL.
Originally Posted by Spiralli
I ended up trying MUFE Smoky Lash and I LOVE it. I realized that I really need to be using brown mascara because it looks better with my coloring, but BOY is a good brown hard to find. Thankfully I discovered the MUFE, and I haven't looked back .
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I've had to change my eyeliner because I think my lids are thinner and oilier so the waterproof liners that used to work before don't anymore.

I don't wear as much bronzer as I used to because the emphasize the small lines I have on my face.
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Haven't posted in a while, but now I'm over 40 and this thread definitely applies to me! I've always taken care of my skin, so I don't have many lines and I don't have age spots--BUT I lost the fat pads under my eyes right before I turned 40, and now I can't really get away with the mascara-and-lip gloss look I used to rock on casual days. If there's one product I can't leave the house without, it's concealer. I never used to need concealer. So annoying. I just discovered IT Cosmetics' Bye Bye Undereye Corrector, and I really like it. It has a slight peachy tone to it, which helps counter act the blue of the vein under my eye.

I've also noticed that I need a mascara that curls, to help open up my eyes. They're not hooded or droopy yet, but heavy mascara without curl weighs them down a bit.

I feel like my upper lip has lost a little fullness, too. But I always lined my lips, so I just keep doing what I always did and slightly overdraw with a liner the color of my lips.

I really like IT's CC Cream/foundation, too.
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I've quit wearing foundation and now just put a moisturizer on. I also quit trying to conceal my eye bags because it never worked. I do use eyeliner, mascara and define my brows some. I'm trying to find a good shadow to do on my lids but haven't yet. I used to do a lot of makeup but frankly I was never very good at it. This is just much easier.
Yes, i used to wear makeup every day (eyeshadow, liner and mascara) and would not go out without it when i was younger. Now i hardly ever wear makeup at all, and when i do i often forgt its there and rub my eyes (oops!). Most days I cant even be bothered to apply a moisturiser, Im that lazy!!
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Now that I'm 46, I've found my skin has gotten a lot drier, and I've had to stop wearing bright lipsticks because they don't "look right" anymore.

My current skin-care routine is a creamy cleanser for sensitive skin, a fragrance-free moisturizer, and that's it!

Most days I can still get away with CC cream (which is another change I've made, from regular foundation); brow gel or pomade, and lipstick (in softer shades).
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I have a bit of rosasea on my chin and nose so I aM trying to cover it up....no product seems to work....other than that I really wear about the same amount of makeup but I do try some younger eyeshadow like bright and dark teal or purple eyeshadow it works for me...but I am still 30 in my mind....real age is 51 oh it hurts just to say it!

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