Post # 1
I am 42 years old and am currently deployed overseas in Kuwait. I have been following all the advise of everyone about everything for over 20 years and am told I look 10 years younger than I am but … my first ever wedding is in October and I was wondering if anyone could recommend something for around the eye area … I don’t have wrinkles yet per say but I think I have the bagging/tired eye look going on right now plus I have a few age spots others swear they don’t notice but I’m sure my photographer’s lens will see them with no problem (yes I’ve been using sunscreen for 20+ years and drink 100+ oz of water a day) … I’m also wondering about wedding make-up that could help cover small age spots… thanks anything would be helpful.
Post # 3
Welcome to the Hive! As a fellow 40 something, I use the tried and true Oil of Olay for around the eyes and for coverage I either use MAC foundation or Avon mineral powder foundation, depends on the time of year. If you go to the MAC counter (when you get back stateside) during the week they will do a free make over on you and show you how their products work. Have you spoken to your photographer about your concerns? Once you talk to them about your concern areas, they should be able to calm your fears with some fancy photoshop work. My mom is a photographer and is a photoshop genius. She can take away or cover any issues that I have, she can even put make up on me when I wasn’t wearing any.
Thank you for your service to our country!
Post # 4
@ssgarmygirl: I am 48 and will be 50 by the wedding date. I will probably use airbrush make up (had it done once and loved it). I am marrying a photographer so know that your photographer can very easily take away anything you don’t like (age spots, under eye circles, etc)
Post # 5
I have an airbrush machine I brought and use when I have to go to a formal event. In the meantime I use clinque they have a product that targets the under eye area. I have been using it for years now and there is no miracle product but it does help.
Post # 6
Having a good make up artist will do wonders! The way I contour and hilight my brides depend alot on their face shape but also their age.
If you’re doing the make up yourself, make sure you find a good foundation and an excellent primer. Remember to get a seperate primer for the eyes if eyes are the areas that worry you the most.
There quite a bit of product out there that can give you a ‘temporary’ face lift for a few hours as well.
Hope that helps a little.
Post # 7
@niasg1: what kind of airbrush machine do you have?
Post # 8
I’m seriously thinking about having botox around my eyes and just above the bridge of my nose, but if there is a cream that will work half as well, I’d love to know about it.
Post # 9
I also was 40-something when DH proposed …. good for you for using sunscreen all these years. I also have been faithful with sunscreen and I know it has made a difference.
I also have a few sunspots, especially on my left cheek and I think it’s because that is the side of my face that has most been exposed to the sun while driving in the car over the years. I’ve noticed that when I use higher end cosmetics, they do a much better job of covering up those spots.
I absolutely love Luminous Silk by Giorgio Armani… it’s about $60 at Saks but I swear, it makes my complexion look flawless. I absolutely glow when I put it on.
I also was at Ulta recently and they gave me some samples of Benefit “Hello Flawless Oxygen Wow” and that did a great job as well…. not as great as the Armani but much cheaper… I am thinking of getting the Benefit for everyday and then using the Armani for date night and special occasions.
I highly recommend either one of those products. I know you are in Kuwait right now (a good friend of mine also is deployed there right now) but maybe you could order them online to try them out before the big day. Good luck!
Post # 10
@Paigey: I thought about botox. My FI is against it. He is a professional photographer and his friends will be photographing the wedding. He thinks they can easily fix anything I am concerned about.
Post # 11
@BelliniChic: I will try and Armani. I am going to make a trip to Sephora and try the Benefit. I like their Erase Paste concealer. I don’t have sun spots or wrinkles (I think wearing glasses my whole life helped) but I have really dark circles under my eyes.
Post # 12
Arbonne has an excellent eye cream. I also like Obaji’s Elastiderm under the eye cream. I’m sending you a pm about the Arbonne.