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General Discussion => One Life, Live it, Celebrate it! => Topic started by: Padine on May 12, 2020, 08:04:30 PM

Title: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Padine on May 12, 2020, 08:04:30 PM
I have just read about a mascara VolumeCare+ which is aimed at post-menopausal ladies - do you think such a product really makes any difference? I didn't............then I did........then I wasn't sure, but  how I wish I had my hair-free top lip, my defined eye brows, my long, attractive eye lashes. Oh, what a depressing minute or 3 I've just spent.
             
                                                                     Padine xx
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: CLKD on May 13, 2020, 08:24:16 AM
Better now?

DH is a research Chemist and often groans at the ideas pushed particularly at ladies in the Health and Beauty pages/adverts. 

I haven't worn make-up for over 30 years - got too lazy to take it off at night  ::).  I've let my hair go silver on top.  I don't shave my legs unless the weather is really really warm .......... for lots and lots of weeks  ;)

One has so many eyelashes so unless the mascara made it sticky, it won't add volume.  I tried that in the 1970s  ::) and looked like a panda  :o
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: jaypo on May 13, 2020, 11:02:09 AM
A really good product for your lashes to grow is called rapid lash,you get it from boots,it's a bit costly but after a few weeks,omg,your lashes are lovely and long,really works.
I don't step outside the door without make up,so vain  ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: CLKD on May 13, 2020, 11:26:33 AM
I'll do your hair - I cut my fringe and no one has laughed.  Yet ;-)
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Padine on May 13, 2020, 02:15:04 PM
I used to wear the bare minimum make up when I was working but have got lazy these days! I do fill in my eyebrows every day as I feel better with them "in", and use mascara when going out (had a break for 7 weeks   ???) love lipstick but have wasted so much money. CLKD, thanks for Mr CLKD's opinion - when I think about it, how can eyebrows know if they belong to a child or adult?
     Padine xx
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: CLKD on May 13, 2020, 03:46:11 PM
I don't like all the 'ideas' on shampoo but it seems that I can't buy any that hasn't got 'something' magical in it  ::)
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: sheila99 on May 14, 2020, 04:30:57 PM
I take care to remove my contact lenses before looking in the mirror. Works a treat  :). Useful for the cleaning to...
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: CLKD on May 14, 2020, 04:32:20 PM
 ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Joaniepat on May 14, 2020, 08:19:29 PM
I take care to remove my contact lenses before looking in the mirror. Works a treat  :). Useful for the cleaning to...
;D Yep, that's a tip my friend gave me for looking in the mirror, take your glasses off and stand well back, works every time.
JP x
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: sheila99 on May 14, 2020, 09:51:59 PM
Works far better than any anti wrinkle cream  :)
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: jaypo on May 15, 2020, 08:02:52 AM
And you drop 2 dress sizes too,brilliant  ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: CLKD on May 15, 2020, 08:16:57 AM
Both Grannies had beautiful soft skin.  One had water from a pump ......... both used very little other than warm water and probably 'ponds' skin care cream.
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Padine on May 17, 2020, 02:22:51 PM
Last night DH said I was looking awful red (face, I think!) Today I went back to a Clinique redness solutions cream but after 2 minutes, I remembered why it was in the toilet bag in the cupboard - it pulled up and I had big grains of dark green stuff to wipe off! Any recommendations for a good redness solutions moisturiser, preferably with SPF?

                     Padine xx
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: CLKD on May 17, 2020, 04:40:33 PM
Whose side might he be on?

I would use a sun tan lotion ............ mayB Nivea.  The less mixes the best.

Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: kiwicsi on July 30, 2020, 11:10:55 PM
My mum taught me to care for my skin from a young age, so I always moisturise.  Until I was around 30, I washed my face with soap but now I use a cleanser as I find it doesn't make my face feel stripped of moisture.  Now that I'm 50, I use a richer cream at night after removing makeup.  I find Olay a good product for my skin.

For my makeup I just go very light - I don't understand the trend these days to plaster the stuff on like so many young girls do.  I think makeup should enhance the face, not cover it up.  After moisturising, I apply a BB cream (Garnier), then a light dusting with a mineral powder, a little blush and then I touch up my eyebrows.  I get my eyebrows tinted and shaped every four weeks, as I'm blonde and they are otherwise very pale.  I'll use eye makeup if I'm going out for the evening.
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Teresa on August 05, 2020, 09:04:59 PM
I love makeup.When the makeup artist dud my make up for my daughters wedding she was pleasantly surprised ax she said so many women didn't wear much as they got older ;D I don't bother so much at home but wouldn't leave the house without it.I don't really have eyebrows, they're weird and sparse so wouldn't go out without them done particularly. Only takes me about ten minutes but I wear a primer, a foundation, under eye concealer, a bronzer and blusher, eyeliner and then my brows. Mascara for special occasions. I've got an oily skin so I just need a very light moisturiser after cleansing.Anything heavier and I'm oily by lunchtime.
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: jaypo on August 06, 2020, 07:58:45 AM
I'm the same Teresa,don't go outside the door without my make up,not sure why tbh,probably scare small children (even more than I do already   ;D )
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Teresa on August 06, 2020, 12:15:18 PM
  ;D me too particularly with no eyebrows! ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: jaypo on August 06, 2020, 01:12:44 PM
 ;D ;D Draw really angry ones on  ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: jillydoll on August 08, 2020, 07:18:27 PM
Look like an Angry Bird! 🤣😂
I do most days. 🤷‍♀️ 👹
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Teresa on August 09, 2020, 07:51:11 AM
 ;D ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: jaypo on August 09, 2020, 01:17:38 PM
And bright red lippy on,make sure it goes on your teeth too  ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Teresa on August 12, 2020, 05:45:07 PM
I never wear lipstick for that very reason! ;D ;D ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: jaypo on August 12, 2020, 06:11:15 PM
Blue eyeshadow?right up to your eyebrows? ;D
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: FrannyB on August 12, 2020, 07:24:06 PM
  ;D me too particularly with no eyebrows! ;D

Have you thought of dermablading. I’m thinking about getting it done. Looks very successful
Title: Re: make up for Mature Ladies??
Post by: Teresa on August 13, 2020, 06:04:57 AM
Thanks Granny yes I thought about it after I lost my eyebrows to cancer.I just need someone to pay for It! ;D