Post # 1
Hello to my fellow 40 something brides! 🙂
What kind of foundation do you use, either daily or for the big day? I don’t wear foundation typically – I feel like the ones I’ve tried have emphasized my wrinkles (some crows feet and yes, laugh lines!)
I did buy a bunch of new makeup at MAC and am really liking the tinted moisturizer, blush, and eye colors. But didn’t buy the foundation they used on me since I didn’t love it. Any suggestions? Thanks!!
Post # 3
I’m 42 and use Bare Minerals
Post # 4
44 and use the Ulta mineral line
Post # 5
@GroovyHippieChick: Thanks! I think my sister uses this and I’m visiting her this week so may need to do some borrowing!
@Sunfire: Excellent – we have an Ulta in Cville now so I can check this out, too.
Post # 6
On a daily basis I use CoverGirl’s ultimate finish liquid powder.
For the wedding day I opted for professional makeup, so I’m not sure what type of foundation she used. It did look great though!
Post # 7
I’m 46. On a daily basis I use Cover Girl Aqua Smoothers, which is actually a tinted moisturizer. It is just enough coverage to even my face out, but isn’t cakey looking at all, and feels very light. Now if I am getting all decked out, and going out on the town I go with Sephora. I use the Sephora photo finish oil free primer first, then use the Sephora balancing liquid foundation, and top it with the sephora mineral powder. Thats what I used for my wedding and a few times since. It looked very good, but definately has a made up look to it, and doesn’t come off until you take it off.
Post # 8
@Sunfire: I LOVE Ulta. Whenever I visit my sister we make a point of going to the Ulta store, together. We always laugh that we look like hookers, by the time we walk out. LOL.
Post # 9
@StarryNight2011: I’ve never tried liquid powder before but sounds like something I’d like – might give it a try!
@SandyThePoet: Yes, I am loving tinted moisturizer for daily use – can’t believe I didn’t discover it until now! We have a Sephora, too, so I could definitely go by there and see how the primer + foundation + powder works for me.
Ooh, fun to try everything!!
Post # 10
@LaughLines: I use Prescriptives but am going to get airbrush for my wedding day
Post # 11
I use Bare Minerals for daily but all advice is NOT to use it for the big day – the light reflection and “shimmer” don’t come out well in photography. Everyone says use very matte makeup for the day. I had a pro apply mine but elsewhere on the bee there are many reccos for MAC.
Post # 12
I’m over 50, and I use L’Oreal’s True Match. I am a liquid foundation girl, and this is the best product I’ve ever used… and BONUS it is available at your local drugstore a lot cheaper than the more expensive (like half price or less) Designer Lines, but does the job just as well if not better.
Hope this helps,
Post # 13
Posting just so I can come back to this…. 🙂
Post # 14
I use Tarte Amazonian Clay Full coverage foundation. My skin has done a total transformation since I switched to Tarte products 6 months ago & the 1.7 oz tube lasts forever!!
Tarte products don’t contain a bunch of the ‘gross stuff,’ found in most other cosmetic lines-no mineral oil, no parabens, no phthalates, formulated without sodium lauryl sulfate & cruelty fee. You can try samples at Sephora & Ulta. I find the best prices at QVC.com, item #A216501. I set with Smashbox powder but will switch to a Tarte powder once I’m done using the Smashbox powder that I stocked up on before discovering Tarte . www.tartecosmetics.com
**I do not work for any company mentioned**
Amazonian Clay: nature’s most perfect ingredient providing total skin balance
mineral pigments: colors and dyes derived from natural minerals have been know to soothe and soften the skin
vitamin E: natural preservative that also acts as an anti-inflammatory emollient and protects against free radical damage
water: pure water delivers and retains moisture
Post # 15
I use Clinique’s tinted moisterizer. I like how light it is and it just smooths everything out.
Post # 16
Gabriel organics. I have to blend two shades on the back of my hand, though.