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Another article of interest.
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Nice idea! Mine is in the mauve family. I never heard that but found that is what I am wearing!
Here's another tip for finding a blush the right color. Squeeze the end of your finger and match the blush to the color of your finger end. It works!

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2/27/14 11:28 A

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I've recently been matching lip color to gums/inside of lips as well, for me, it's more if a mauve/berry color. It is a nice look, much more flattering than going a lot darker or lighter.

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I have a suggestion about lippy that works for me, at last I am finding lipsticks that suit for daytime wear.
The idea is to match your lipstick color to the inside of your lip. Try it, I think you will like it!

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2/14/14 2:40 P

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Linda, box sounds fun.
Sheri darker is relative. I was done by Chanel (do it a couple times a year) you can wear darker color, get a pro to show you and play around.
Pixie - absolutely Nordstroms.
Best bet is to have someone else start you off and you don't have to like it. I was done once and swore I came out looking like Frida Kahlo and I don't even have eyebrows!
Be upfront about what you like - me I wore black eyeshadow way before Goth. Make them draw it for you and write down every single thing. Once you find someone you like and a line you like stick with them


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I don't have all the answers but I do believe that a nude color lipstick looks best on the over 50 crowd. A light coral should look good on you, too.
I had the Color me beautiful done years ago too. I was a summer, but I have noticed that a lot of spring coloring looks good on me.
I don't have any tips for growing out the hair, just haircuts as often as possible while it is growing out.

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What a fun thread! I missed this one...I've got some questions!

I'm wondering about what colors to wear, in clothes and makeup...years ago, in my 20s I got my colors "done" and they said I was an Autumn...it was based on the "Color me beautiful " book. They said you never change your season as you age, told me I should cover my grays, as they wouldn't look right with my skin tone, until I was all gray. I just got "color me younger" from the library, seems they've changed the method of color analysis, apparently, flattering colors do change over time. After reading this book, I'm totally confused about what colors to wear!

I've noticed my Autumn colors don't look as good now, my dyed hair seems too dark...I've decided to let my silvers come, and I used the vitamin c treatment to get most of the reddish Brown dye out, it is supposed to take you closer to your natural hair color. My hair seems to be a better fit with my skin tone now. I have about 3/4 an inch of brown and silver, and the rest is Brown and gold.

So, two questions, what lip colors seem more flattering on a mature face? I've read that darker is more aging...

Second, has anyone else grown out their hair after dyeing? I've been reading blogs and books on going gray for tips, but would welcome more!

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2/12/14 3:16 P

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I forgot to mention the brushes, that was in the pack too.

so far, I like everything except the lip color. Also, I had some dark under my eyes from mascara and concealer. I will have to use a different technique. The foundation, powder, eyeshadow and blush color is fine for me.

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Wow, you got a lot of stuff! Have fun trying it out, I hope you like everything.

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Oh I got in my Signature Club A from HSN this evening and I must say I am impressed with what I got, the sizes are large. Tomorrow I will know if the color will work. All they sell is med and fair. I got the fair. For $58 I got foundation, powder, contour of all kinds, eyeshadow, mascara, eyeliner, lip liner, lipstick and moisturizer. Then I also ordered 2 for one moisturizer than can be used night and day. 2 for $29! Large jars with eye cream in the top of each. I feel this is a huge bargain! I have been buying Nutrogena at the grocery store and paying $18 each for AM and PM and it doesn't last long. I have been buying mineral makeup $38 for foundation. I will let you know if it looks good tomorrow. Will have to play around with it. The foundation is the size of my hand, I mean hand, including fingers, not my palm.

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I think once I get a little closer to goal, I am going to treat myself to a makeover and some new makeup! I think Nordstroms will be where I go! (Something to look forward to.)

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All us gals on this team can help you with the makeup!

A cosmetics counter is good, Nordstroms, Macys, etc. Also Sephora and Ulta, if they are near you.

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No I don't have great skin, I'm just dumb about makeup, lol. I saw a commercial for BB Cream last year so I went out and bought it as a reward for losing weight.
Thanks for the information! I think I probably need to go to a cosmetics counter at Nordstroms and get a makeover. I'm very hesitant about makeup. I haven't worn it in years, and then just last year I decided to try wearing it again but the colors I wore when I was young just don't work for me anymore. So now I barely wear any makeup at all.

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Pixie you must have great skin! BB cream is great for those who don't need coverage, it is primer and foundation all in one.
Primer helps even out your pores and your foundation is the color that you apply to your skin. You don't need primer, really, but it helps the foundation stay longer.
Foundation should exactly match the color of your skin.
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Boy, I am so makeup stupid. What is primer and what is foundation? I just use this stuff called BB Cream. I do moisturize first, though, so I'm getting SOMETHING right, lol.

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Use primer first! Here is how....

Step 1: Wash your face, then apply moisturizer. Putting makeup on dry skin is a recipe for a flaky disaster later in the day.

Step 2: Squeeze a pea-sized amount of primer onto your fingertip (you won’t need a drop more).

Step 3: Using the tip of your finger, dab small dots of primer onto your nose, chin, forehead and cheeks, paying close attention to your under-eye area.

Step 4: Blend the primer evenly over your entire face.

Step 5: Allow the primer to dry completely (about one minute). Apply foundation. Leave those blotting sheets at home.





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1/24/14 8:23 P

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Use brush almost the way you would sponges

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1/17/14 3:01 P

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Here are more makeup tips for any age. on another thread there was a question about liquid eyeliner, that is covered here too!
www.makeupnotebook.com/perfectmakeup
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OK so what is the secret to brushes and liquid foundation? I know sponges...


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Yes, I too am a makeup "junkie". I have tried it all and have a large drawer full.

I have been loving my mineral makeup. I recently tried another kind that my hair salon sells and I have gone back to my other brand.

You are so right Pattie, not all makeup is the same and not all faces are the same.

Some people have oily skin even into their 60s! Some have dry skin, some have fine pores, etc.

I am loving my eye makeup lately. It is kind of copper colored and I have found a pencil liner that actually looks like liquid eyeliner.

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I am with you Pattie. It depends on the brand and the individual. Big believer in brushes. I learned last year how to do liquid foundation with one. Yes, could talk make up all day!

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Linda,
You have brought me into my comfort zone. I could talk make-up & techniques all day ! Lol
Not all liquid foundations are created equal. This goes for all types of make-up in general. I have spent quite a bit of money experimenting with different brands and textures of make-up. I had one liquid foundation that settled in the wrinkles under my eyes but another brand decreased the appearance of wrinkles and made that area look almost perfect. I have an arsenal of make-up brushes. I love them ! I also use disposable sponges ( never my fingers ).
Okay, I need to stop now or I'll write a full page of tips. I'm still perusing the link you shared with us and like some of it. But when reading someone's "opinion" of what and how older women should wear make-up...it really boils down to the individual. Our skin tone, texture & preferences of color. Experimenting with different make-up products feels like play time for me.

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I've been using a multi-light setting, round mirror on a pedestal stand for a few years now. One side is regular and the opposite side is magnified. I can't put my make-up on any other way. One bonus of using a magnified mirror is to be able to judge whether your facial cleanser is working or not. :-)


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Great tips! I need to invest in a light up magnified mirror.

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No one can do this for you. It's up to you."
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12/27/13 5:38 P

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This is a good site!
www.beauty-and-the-bath.com/Makeup-T
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(although I disagree with the liquid foundation... I use mineral makeup and it does not go into my "creases")

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